Nasarawa Assembly passes 59 bills in four years – Speaker
Amina Mohammed, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, says that it has passed 59 bills and 47 resolutions in the last four years.
Speaker of the House Balarabe Abdullahi stated this during the 6th Assembly valedictory session today in Lafia.
He said that the bills and resolutions passed have a direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.
” The State House of Assembly has within its four-years life span, passed a total of 59 bills made up of 50 Executive bills and 9 private member bills.
” We have also passed 47 resolutions,” he said.
He noted that the achievements of the House and the state government were a result of the good working relationship between the legislature and the executive arms in the state.
” Hon. members, let me also in a very special way appreciate all of you for the wonderful cooperation which you gave me in the past four years,” he added.
The Speaker appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule for the support he has given to the House in the last four years.
“I want to thank the state government for providing us with funds to actualize the goals, the hallowed chamber of the legislature was renovated and fitted with state -of- the art equipment. As it is, the State Assembly Chamber stands out as one of the best in the country.
” The Office of the Rt. Hon Speaker and the Executive Room were refurbished and equipped to meet daily administrative and legislative duties,” Abdullahi said
He also commended the traditional rulers across the state for working tirelessly to complement the efforts of the various arms of government to foster peace and harmony in their communities.
Abdullahi said that his administration has initiated a deliberate policy of dialogue with the Executive arm of government with the view of absorbing casual staff working in the House into core civil service.
” I am happy to note that the process of engaging them as permanent and pensionable employees have nearly been finalized following the approval of His Excellency
” I also want to add that the House under my watch has cleared all the wardrobe allowance due to staff of the legislature, ” the speaker added.
The Speaker urged the staff of the assembly to appreciate his efforts by being loyal and dedicated to their duties.
Members during the valedictory session showered encomiums on Speaker Balarabe for his leadership qualities and prayed for God to bless him abundantly.
They also sought forgiveness among themselves, people of their constituents, and the state at large even as they shared in their experiences at the House.
The House has also passed four bills into law for the overall development of the state.
The Speaker announced the passage of the bills into law during the House proceedings today in Lafia
The bills passed into law are
A Bill for a Law to Repeal the Nasarawa State Bureau of Statistics Law No.84 of 2012 and Re-Enact Same 2022 and Other Matters Related Thereto.
A Bill For a Law to Amend Nasarawa State Customary Courts Law and Other Matters Connected Therewith
A Bill For a Law to Repeal and Re-enact the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Service Commission Law and Other Related Matters.
A Bill For a Law to Provide For the Supply and Sanitation of Water in Nasarawa State and Other Matters Connected Therewith
The Majority Leader of the House, Hon Tanko Tunga( APC- Awe North), moved a motion for the bills to scale third readings.
Hon Abel Bala ( PDP- Nassarawa Eggon West), the Minority Leader seconded the motions
The House unanimously passed the bills into third readings.