By Ahmed Tukur
The bill for a law to prohibit kidnapping has passed Second Reading in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.
The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi made this known on Wednesday after the plenary.
According to him, the bill was sponsored by Daniel Ogazi, the member representing Kokona East in the state assembly.
The speaker said that the bill was timely, considering the negative effect of kidnapping in society.
He, therefore, disclosed that the bill had been referred to the House Committee on Public Complaint and Petitions and House Committee on Judiciary.
According to him, the committees would work on the bill and thereafter submit its report on December 3.
Earlier, Mr Ogazi, while presenting the bill, pleaded with his colleagues to allow the bill scale second reading.
He noted that he decided to sponsor the bill in order to address the problems of kidnapping in the state.
“The bill, if passed into law, will stipulate penalties against kidnapping which will, in turn, fight the menace in the state in the interest of peace and development,” he said.
In a related development, a bill for a law for the establishment of Nasarawa State Environmental Law and other purposes connected thereto also scaled second reading at the floor of the House.