Zamfara State House of Assambly has passed 25 bills into law from inception to date.
This was revealed by the Speaker of the House, Honourable Nasiru Muazu Magarya at the commissioning of a multi-billion House of Assembly Complex constructed by the administration of Governor Bello Matawalle.
The Speaker said the bills were among the 38 bills received by the House from the State Government for deliberations during the period under review.
Hon. Magarya further stated that the remaining 13 bills have been passed either first or second readings or are with various House Committees for further scrutiny, a development that has never been attained by the previous assemblies within the time frame since inception of the state.
“Among the most interesting bills passed into law under my leadership include a law that repealed the unprecedented jumbo pay for former state governors, their deputies, former Speakers and their deputies that raised mixe reactions across the country”, he added.
Other bills signed into law according to the Speaker were the establishment of Public Procurement Law known as, Due Process Law for awarding contracts in the state which is the first of it’s kind in the northern region, Financial Autonomy Law for State Legislatives and Judicial as well as Internally Generated Revenue Law among others.
While commending members of the state House of Assemblies and the executive Governor for having a good working relationship with legislatives, the Speaker also called on President Muhammad Buhari to review the security architecture and approach of the country to end the destruction of lives and properties in Zamfara and some part of the north eastern states.
During the colourful ceremony, the state House of Assembly complex was officially commissioned by the Executive Governor of Katsina state, Rt. Hon. Bello Masari, accompanied by his host Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state and other important personalities in Zamfara and beyond.