The Zamfara State House of Assembly will relocate to a primary school for its plenary and other legislative activities, following the ongoing reconstruction of the Assembly complex.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Governor Bello Matawalle had recently awarded the contract for the total reconstruction of the complex.
This followed a motion moved by Faruku Dosara, the Majority Leader of the Assembly on Thursday during plenary, under matters of urgent public importance.
“I want call the attention of our colleagues on the need for us to relocate to another place, considering the ongoing reconstruction of the Assembly complex,’’ Mr Dosara said.
The majority leader told the members that the House should relocate to the newly-constructed school, Integrated Model Primary School, behind Universal Basic Education Secretariat, Gusau, for legislative activities.
Seconding the motion, Hashimu Dansadau (NRM/Maru South), drew the attention of the members to the importance of the motion raised by Mr Dosara.
NAN reports that the lawmakers unanimously agreed with the motion through a voice vote.
The Speaker, Nasiru Magarya, said that the House agreed with motion because of the ongoing reconstruction.
“Our legislative activities will not stop. Therefore, we agree with the motion raised by Mr Dosara,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the bill to amend the law for the establishment of the State Assembly Commission has passed first and second reading.
The committee referred the bill to the House Committee on Justice and Judiciary and the House Services Committee to scrutinise the bill and report back in three weeks.