Nasarawa Assembly passes 2 bills into law

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Nasarawa Assembly passes 2 bills into law

Story from Ibraheem Hamza MUHAMMAD, Lafia

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has on Monday passed two bills into law in order to tackle the emergency situation and boost the revenue base of the state.

The two bills are Law to establish the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency and for Other Matter Related Thereto as well as a law to provide for Levying and Collection of Radio and Television Licence Rates by Nasarawa State, Regulate the Administration of Radio and Television Licence Rates and for Connected Purposes.

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Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced the passage of the bills into law during the House proceedings in Lafia, Monday.

He said that the two bills, if assented to by Governor Abdullahi Sule, would not only boost the revenue base of the state but would also improve the standard of living of the people of the state.

“A Bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency and for Other Matter Related Thereto read for the third time and passed.

“A Bill for a Law to Provide for Levying and Collection of Radio and Television Licence  Rates by Nasarawa State, Regulate the Administration of Radio and Television Licence Rates and for Connected Purposes is read for the third time and passed,” he said.

The Speaker directed the Clerk of the House to produce clean copies of the bills for the Governor’s assent.

Earlier, Honourable Tanko Tunga (APC- Awe North), the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the two bills to scale third readings.

Hon. Abel Bala (PDP- Nassarawa Eggon West), the Minority Leader of the House seconded the motions.

The House unanimously passed the two bills into law.

In the same vein, A bill for a Law to Establish Customary Courts Law and Other Related Matters Thereto, Sponsored by Hon. John Osewu (APC- Doma South) scaled the first reading.

The speaker slated November 1, 2021, for the second reading of the bill.

Furthermore, the House received the report of the House Standing Committee on Finance and Appropriation on a bill for a law to issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State (Supplementary Appropriation Bill) of N 5, 975, 076, 812.86  only and a virement ( Re- Allocation/ Adjustment) of N2, 690, 023,000 only for the services of Nasarawa State Government as presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Hon Aliyu Dogara( APC- Wamba)

The Speaker slated Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 2021 for deliberation on the report.

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