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Nasarawa Assembly passes Judiciary Financial Autonomy bill into law

 

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed into law, a bill for a law to repeal and re-enact the Nasarawa State Judiciary Financial Management Law and Other Matters Connected Therewith.

The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim  Abdullahi announced the passage of the bill into law on Monday during the House proceedings in Lafia, the state capital.

According to him, the bill if assented to by Governor Abdullahi Sule, will ensure the financial autonomy of the judicial arm of government .

“A bill for a law to repeal and re-enact the Nasarawa State Judiciary Financial Management Law and Other Matters Connected Therewith is read third time and passed.

“I want to commend you all for a job well done.The law is to assist the Judiciary to carry out its responsibilities effectively,” he said.

The speaker therefore, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Ego Maikeffi to produce a clean copy of the bill for Governor Sule’s assent.

Earlier, deputy Majority Leader of the House, Daniel Ogazi moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading and was seconded by the Minority Leader, Abel Bala.

The House unanimously passed the bill into law.

The Voice reports  that the bill was sponsored by the Majority Leader of the House, Umar Tunga  (APC-Awe North).

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