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Bauchi House passes five bills

| August 3, 2012 More

THE Bauchi State House of Assembly yesterday passed five bills into laws in its effort to provide good governance.

The bills passed into laws included those to restrict ceremonial horse riding in Bauchi metropolis, provide auditing of public account, amended law for primary health care delivery agency, to create an agency for orphans and vulnerable children and to amend local council system, which reduces the tenure of the council chairmen from two and half years to two years.

The law to amend the tenure of the council chairmen was received from the executive and presented on the floor of the House by the Majority leader, Adoji Abdu Disina. It has passed through first, second and third readings.

The Speaker of the House, Yahaya Mohammed, has directed the clerk of the House, Bala Abdullahi, to prepare a clean copy of the three bills and forward them to the executive for assent and possible implementation.

Also, the House plans to make a law for a compulsory Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) test before marriage in the state.

A member representing Lere/Bula State Constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Iliyasu Ibrahim Zwall, sponsored a bill yesterday seeking a law to compel marriage partners to undergo compulsory HIV test before marriage for the betterment of the society.

Category: Bauchi State News

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