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.
Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into law during the House proceedings, on Monday, in Lafia.
Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi said that the bill, if assented to by Governor Abdullahi Sule, would ensure the financial autonomy of the judicial arm of government.
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According to him, “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 Assembly Speaker directed the Clerk of the House, to produce a clean copy of the bill for Governor Sule’s assent.
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“May I request the Clerk to produce a clean copy of the bill for the purpose of vetting before transmitting to His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule for assent,” the Speaker said.
Earlier, Hon. Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority leader of the House moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading.
Hon. Abel Bala, the Minority Leader of the House seconded the motion.
The House unanimously passed the bill into law.
It would be recalled that the bill was sponsored by Hon. Umar Tanko Tunga the majority leader of the house.