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Nasarawa assembly passes waste management and sanitation authority bill

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Waste Management and Sanitation Authority and for Connected Matters.

The Speaker of the assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill after the Majority Leader of the House, Tanko Tunga, moved a motion to that effect during proceedings in Lafia on Tuesday.

Mr Abdullahi explained that the bill is aimed at ensuring environmental cleanliness in the state.

According to him, the bill if, assented to by Governor Abdullahi Sule, would improve the health and general well-being of the citizens Nasarawa.

He said: “A bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Waste Management and Sanitation Authority and for Connected Matters was read the third time and passed.

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“I want to congratulate and commend members for their commitment and hard work to ensure that this bill is passed into law.

“I appreciate you all for your commitment and hard work, we will continue to partner with the governor effectively in order to take the state to greater heights.”

The speaker directed the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for governor Sule’s assent.

Earlier, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading.

The Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Luka Iliya Zhekaba, seconded the motion and the House unanimously passed the bill.

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In another development, the speaker slated August 11, for the third reading 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.

The speaker also slated the third reading on a bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Urban and Regional Planning Board and for Other Purposes Connected Therewith for the same date.

The second reading on a Bill for a Law to Provide for Management of Funds Accruing to the Nasarawa State Judiciary from the Consolidated Revenue Funds of Nasarawa State and all Other Services to Ensure Accountability, Transparency, Effective and Efficient Utilisation of Funds and for Other Matters Connected Therewith, was also scheduled for the same date.

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