Nasarawa Assembly passes Bill to support Gov. Sule’s drive for revenue generation

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By Joy Odor

Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has passed into law a bill for a law for the Establishment of the Nasarawa State Infrastructure Maintenance and Haulage Fee and  other matters connected thereto.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced the passage of the bill into law after the House Leader, Hon. Umar Tanko Tunga moved a motion during the House proceedings in Lafia, Monday.

The Speaker said, the bill is aimed at generating revenue for the state where all heavy duty trucks coming into the state are to pay certain amount of  fees or tax which government will use for the maintenance of Infrastructure especially road maintenance.

He emphasized that it would also give room for orderliness and traffic control among heavy duty trucks and other road users as it is the practice in developed nations.

” A bill for a law for the Establishment of Nasarawa State Infrastructure Maintenance and Haulage Fee and other matters connected thereto third reading and passed.

” May I therefore direct the clerk to produce a clean copy of the bill  for vetting and onward transmission to Gov. Abdullahi Sule for assent” he said.

The Speaker commended his colleagues for being  up and doing in their legislative business and urged them to sustain the spirit.

” Honourable members, I thank you very sincerely for a job well done, let us continue in that spirit, you are justifying the purpose of our been here.

“Fulfilling our promises to the people of the state and working to improve in the economy status of the state. Please let’s keep doing the good work” The speaker said.

During the day sitting, the House passed for first reading, A Bill for a law to Repeal and Re-enact Nasarawa State Area Courts Law and for other matters related thereto, sponsored by Barr. Muhammed Ibrahim Alkali ( APC, Lafia North), where the Speaker fixed 30th August, 2021 for second reading on the bill.

Similarly, during the day sitting Hon. Aliyu Dogara presented the report of the joint committee on Finance and Appropriation/Public Account on a bill for a law to Repeal and Re- Enact the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Financial Management Law 2021 and for other related matters where the Speaker fixed tomorrow Tuesday 10th August 2021 for deliberation.

In the same vein, Hon. Suleiman Yakubu Azara presented a report of the House Standing Committee on Urban Development Board on a Bill for a law to Establish the Nasarawa State Urban and Regional Planning Board and for other purpose connected therewith as Speaker fixed tomorrow,  Tuesday 10th August 2021 for deliberation.

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