Bauchi Assembly passed 9 bills, 36 motions in one year

By Rukayat Akanbi

Bauchi State House of Assembly (BAHA) has said that the 9th Assembly in one year passed 9 bills and 36 motions since its inauguration last year June 20. The Speaker, Hon. Abubakar Suleiman made the disclosure when he featured in a live phone-in programme on Bauchi Radio Corporation (BRC), over the weekend to commemorate his one year in office.

Abubakar explained that 8 of the bills passed were executive bills while one is private member bill which he personally sponsored on violence against persons prohibition to end the growing cases of rape and other forms of violence.

According to the Speaker, the House has also in one year moved 14 matters of urgent public importance, received 16 executive messages from the Governor, Bala Mohammad, got 15 petitions and 15 committee reports.He said: “Despite the hitches we faced at inception and the recent effects of Covid-19 which affects our work, we were able to overcome the challenges and we have done creditably well in term of legislation, representation and oversight functions.

“The 9th Assembly has shown so much commitment in making sure that people of Bauchi State are deriving a lot of dividends of democracy by burying all our differences and working together for the overall interest of the people of Bauchi State.”

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