From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to establish the Nasarawa State Infectious Disease and Research Centre (NASIDARC) and Other Matters Connected Therein.
The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into law on Monday during the House proceedings in Lafia.
According to him, the bill if assented to by the Governor of the state, Engr Abdullahi Sule, will improve on the general health status of the people state.
The speaker also said that it will also create more job opportunities, as well as detect, prevent and control diseases in the state.
He, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Ego Maikeffi to produce a clean copy of the bill for Governor Sule’s assent.
“A bill for a law to establish the Nasarawa State Infectious Disease and Research Centre (NASIDARC) and Other Matters Therein is read for the third term and passed.
“I hereby direct the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the purpose of vetting before transmitting to His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Sule for his further necessary action,” he said.
Earlier, the Majority Leader of the House, Tanko Tunga, moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading and was seconded by the Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Mohammed Alkali.
The House unanimously passed the bill into law.