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Nasarawa Assembly passes Judiciary Financial Autonomy bill

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed “A Bill for a Law to Repeal and Re-Enact the Nasarawa State Judiciary Financial Management Law and Other Matters Connected Therewith.”

Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced the passage of the bill during the House proceedings on Monday in Lafia.

Mr Balarabe-Abdullahi said that the bill if assented to by Governor Abdullahi Sule would ensure the financial autonomy of the judicial arm of government.

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 for the third time and passed.

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“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 speaker directed the clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the governor’s assent.

“May I request the Clerk to produce a clean copy of the bill for the purpose of vetting before transmitting it to the governor for assent,’’ he said.

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

Abel Bala, the Minority Leader of the House, seconded the motion.

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The House, then, unanimously passed the bill.

NAN

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