By Mary Bassey, House of Assembly Correspondent
The Cross River State House of Assembly has embarked on a five-week recess.
The House made the disclosure on Wednesday, September 13th during its plenary at the Assembly chambers, Calabar where it was adopted and adjourned.
In a motion adopted, the member representing Yala 2 State Constituency Honorable Ogidi Martins, and seconded by his Ikom I State Constituency counterpart, Honorable Samuel Abang, argued that the recess will aid members to carry out oversight functions, hold committee meetings, and interface with their constituents.
The House agreed to reconvene on October 20th, 2023.
In the same vein, the Assembly has called on the State Government to urgently investigate the impact of mining activities in most communities, abandoned open pits, and the use of child labor by miners in the State.
The call was made following a matter of urgent public interest raised by Honorable Ogban Francis Onette, a member representing Biase State Constituency, noting that it is becoming alarming of illegal mining in the State and the use of minors to carry out the act.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Elvert Ayambem commended members for their support and dedication that has ensured achievements recorded by the House in the first 100 days of the 10th Assembly.