Parliament Spotlight: Sheriff Oborevwori | Speaker, Delta House of Assembly

With the State Governorship Elections holding barely 100 days away, we commence a Spotlight Series this week on Governorship Candidates making a switch from the legislature to the executive
adminDecember 1, 20224 min

With the State Governorship Elections holding barely 100 days away, we commence a Spotlight Series this week on Governorship Candidates making a switch from the legislature to the executive

 

On the radar this week is Sheriff Oborevwori, the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State.

59-year-old Oborevwori served as a lawmaker at the ward level before his election to the Delta State House of Assembly, where he is serving out a second term as a member and two-time speaker of the parliament. He was also elected in 2020 as Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria. There’s more to know about the lawmaker.

 

LEGISLATIVE PROFILE 

  • Councillor   (1996)
    Okpe Local Government Council
  • Member representing Okpe State Constituency (2015 – 2019)
    Delta State House of Assembly
  • Member representing Okpe State Constituency (2019 to date)
    Delta State House of Assembly
  • Speaker,  Delta State House of Assembly (2017 – 2019)
    6th Assembly
  • Speaker,  Delta State House of Assembly (2019 till date)
    7th Assembly

LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

The 7th Assembly, under his leadership, recorded the following achievements as at the Third Session:

  • Received a total of 25 Bills (15 Executive Bills and 10 Private Members’ Bills)
  • 21 Bills passed (15 Bills plus one Bill received by the House in the First Session but passed in the Third Session were assented to by the State Governor)
  • 6  – Awaiting Assent
  • Three are still undergoing consideration by the House
  • 85 motions and resolutions approved

    SOME KEY BILLS PASSED AND ASSENTED TO:
  • Delta State University (Amendment) Law, 2021
  • Delta State House of Assembly Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Law, 2021
  • Delta State Judiciary Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Law, 2021
  • Delta State Audit (Amendment) Law, 2021
  • Delta State Debt Management Law, 2021
  • Delta State Erosion and Watershed Management Agency Law, 2021
  • Delta State Regulation of Community Development Association Law, 2021 and 
  • Delta State Urban and Regional Planning Law, 2021


EXECUTIVE PROFILE

  • Supervisory Councilor for Works (1996)
    Okpe Local Government Council

POLITICAL CAREER

  • Deputy Chairman
    Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria
  • Delta State Governorship Candidate (2022)
    Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)

    MAJOR CONTROVERSIES (POLITICAL CAREER)

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