Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, has forwarded five executive bills to the state’s House of Assembly, for consideration and approval.
Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced this after Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House presented the bills on behalf of the governor during the House proceedings in Lafia, yesterday.
The bills are, “A Bill for a Law to Enact the Nasarawa State Public Audit Law 2021 and for Other Matters Connected Therewith scaled second reading”
“A Bill for a Law to Provide for the Establishment of the Office of the Auditor General for Local Governments and Other Matters Incidental Thereto scaled second reading”
“A Bill for a Law for the Establishment of the Nasarawa State Debt Management Office and for Other Matters Connected Therewith also scaled second reading”
“I therefore commit the three bills to the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation in conjuction with the House Committee on Public Account to work on the bills and sunmit report on Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021”
“A Bill for a law to Establish the Nasarawa State Urban and Regional Planning Board and for other Purposes Connected Therewith scaled first reading. I slates 20th of July 2021 for the second reading of the bill.
“A Bill for a Law to Establish a Penal Code Law of Nasarawa State to penalize Crimes Established Under the Law and other Matters Connected Thereto scaled first reading and I slates 21st of July , 2021 for the second reading of the bill,” he said.
Shortly after the bills were presented, the Speaker, announced the passage of three bills into first and second readings, while urging the House committee on Finance and Appropriation in conjuction with the House committee on Public Accounts to work on the three bills and submit its report on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021.
Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House urged his colleagues to support the bills considering their importance to the development of the state.
He said that some of the bills if passed would ensure transparency and accountability in government expenditure.