Nasarawa Assembly moves to promote peace, Justice, Devt., passes two bills to law
Nasarawa State House of Assembly has assured the citizenry of the State of it’s readiness to exercise it’s civil responsibility geared towards ensuring massive development and peaceful coexistence among other things.
This, the House passed to law two executive bills to promote Justice, peace and development in the State.
The are A Bill For a Law to Amend the Nasarawa State Area Courts Law 2022 and For Other Matters Related Therewith as well as
A Bill For a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Information Technology Development Agency and Other Related Matters.
Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced the passage of the bills into law during the House proceedings in Lafia today.
The Speaker said that the Area Courts Law, if assented to would give a window period of 10 years to judges without degree in law to enroll into a degree programme of Law in order to be called to bar for them to fit in the profession.
” A Bill For a Law to Amend the Nasarawa State Area Courts Law 2022 and For Other Matters Related Therewith read for the third term and passed,” he said
“Also A Bill For a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Information Technology Development Agency and Other Related Matters read for the third term and. passed,” he said.
He has directed the clerk of the House to produce clean copies of the bills for Gov. Sule’s assent.
Earlier, Hon Umar Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the bills to scale third reading.
Hon Abel Bala, the Minority Leader seconded the motions.
The House unanimously passed the two bills into law.
In a related development, the House has slated tomorrow, May 10, 2023 for the third reading on a Bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Social Investment Agency Charged With the Responsibility of Tackling Poverty, Ensuring Equitable Distribution of Resources and Economic Growth in the State and for Other Matters Connected Therewith.
The Speaker slated the date after the House deliberated and adopted the reports of the Joint Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development/ Public Accounts on the bill.
Hon Umar Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the adoption of the report.
Hon Abel Bala the Minority Leader seconded the motion. The House unanimously adopted the report.
Similarly, the House passed into second reading A Bill For a Law to Amend the Nasarawa State Customary Courts Law and other Matters Related Therewith after the Sponsor of the bill, Hon John Osewu presented its substance which was supported by Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Alkali.
The Speaker committed the bill to the House Committee on Judiciary to work on the bill and report back to the House in a week time.