By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says it has passed 15 bills and 16 resolutions within the last one year.
The speaker of the house, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, disclosed this yesterday in Lafia during the occasion of the end of the first session of the 6th assembly in Lafia.
The speaker, who described the six assembly as one of the best in the history of the state said that the achievements made by the House within the one year was possible as a result of the unity, cooperation and support by the members and staff of the assembly.
According to him “ During my inaugural speech, I unequivocally committed my self to discharging my duties without let or hindrance.
” I assured all that I will strive to operate a transparent and open door policy in which the everyday business of legislation will be collective efforts.
” And in that respect , I can say without a shadow of doubt that I have delivered on my promise.
” The six assembly is on course to being one of the best. Indeed within the first session of this assembly, a total of 15 bills have been passed into law and let me add that the House also passed 16 resolutions within the period under review,” he said.
The Speaker also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing executive order 10 granting financial autonomy to both state legislatures and the Judiciary.
Balarabe- Abdullahi assured the staff of the House of his commitment to provide an enabling environment to enable them discharge their duties effectively.
The speaker further expressed satisfaction with the cordial working relationship existing between the three arms of government in the state and called for its sustenance.
” Let me assure the Executive and Judicial arms of government that the state House of Assembly is willing to cooperate with them in the task of providing the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
” Against this back drop therefore , the state legislature will treat Executive bills expeditiously while the oversight duties of the various standing committees of the House will be strengthened, ” he said.
Besides, Balarabe- Abdullahi also sympathized with the family of Hon Suleiman Adamu, member representing Nasarawa Central constituency over his demise on April 30, 2020.
” His death was as sudden as it was shocking as Hon Suleiman Adamu is a committed member.
” We also sympathize with the family of Alhaji Aliyu Bako Maigidi, the House Sergeant-at-arms over his demise on May 31, 2020.
” We pray for the reposed of their souls and the souls of other departed ones and may Allah forgive them their short coming. Amen, ” he said.