Read The 3 New Bills Signed Into Law By Rivers State Governor


The Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike has approved three new bills into law, passed by the state House of Assembly in Port Harcourt, Monday, July 4.

During the formal event of signing the bills into law, Governor Wike applauded the state House of Assembly for always taking steps that promote good governance and development in Rivers State.

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Read 3 New Bills Signed Into Law By Rivers Governor


The three laws assented to by Governor Wike include:

  • Rivers State Taxes and Levies Miscellaneous Provisions Law Number 2, 2016,
  • Rivers State Hotel Occupancy and Restaurants Consumption Law Number  3 of 2016 and
  • Rivers State Polytechnic Law Number  4 of 2016.


The Rivers State College of Arts and Science is now to be known as the Port Harcourt Polytechnic. According to the governor, the decision is to bring education closer to the people.

He also approved the appointment of Dr. Samuel Kalagbor as the Reactor of Port Harcourt Polytechnic.

Speaking further at the occasion, the Rivers State Governor said  that the state Assembly has always  made sacrifices  for the advancement of the  state, adding that despite the fact that members were yet to get their allowances,  they have remained  committed  to  the  progress of the state by expeditiously  treating  bills brought before them.

Wike said:

“The governor  does not have  official vehicle,  Deputy Governor has no official  vehicle  and  the  House of  Assembly  members have no official  vehicles.

“They have continued  to  make sacrifices  for the good governance of Rivers  State and we commend them. All the sacrifices of the Rivers  State  House of  Assembly  will be rewarded by greater performance  from this executive  council.”

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He said the laws, passed in line with the constitution, will be implemented for the good of the people of  the state.

In his remarks,  Speaker  of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Dabo Adams said when the governor  made a pledge to deliver  good governance,  the House took it as a challenge to work harder for the state.

He also said the House held public hearings to get the input of the people  before the passage of the laws.