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Bauchi Assembly passes 5 bills into law •Seeks to make HIV/AIDS test compulsory

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Written by Saliu Gbadamosi, Bauchi


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

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IN a move to deepen good governance with a view to enhancing the standard of living of the people of the state, the Bauchi State House of Assembly passed five bills before it into law, even as it sent a bill on making the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuned Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) test before marriage in the state to the assembly’s committee on health for further consideration.

Briefing newsmen on the activities of the assembly, the chairman House Committee on Information, Honourable Dayyabu Chiroma, stated that the bills passed into law were the bill to restrict ceremonial horse riding in the state capital, bill to provide auditing of public account, bill to amend law for primary health care delivery agency, bill to create an agency for orphans and vulnerable children and the bill to amend local government system in the state, which sought to reduce the tenure of the 20 local government areas chairmen from two and half years to two years.

According to Honourable Chiroma, the speaker of the assembly, Honourable Yahaya Miya, had directed the clerk of the assembly to prepare clean copies of the five bills for onward transmission to the executive for the assent of Governor Isa Yuguda.

Meanwhile, the assembly has considered a bill seeking to make HIV/AIDS test for intending couples in the state compulsory before getting married.

The bill, according to the Honourable Chiroma, which was sponsored by Honourable Iliyasu Zwall, representing Lere/Bula state constituency, was aimed at reducing the menace of the HIV/AIDS scourge in the society.


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