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Zamfara Assembly passes 21 bills in 19 months—Deputy Leader


Zamfara Assembly passes 21 bills in 19 months—Deputy Leader.

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has passed 21 bills from May 2019 to December 2020, The Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Nasiru Bello disclosed.

Bello (PDP, Bungudu West) while speaking to newsmen in Gusau
said the Sixth assembly from the inception to date succeeded in the passage of 21 bills out of which 18 were assented by the governor Bello Matawalle.

Bello who is the Chairman House Committee in Justice and Judiciary said,
“Though, majority of the bills were executives but there were some few private ones”.

According to him  the bills cut across various sectors for the development of the state.

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He attributed the success to the good leadership of the house, cooperation between the lawmakers and the good working relationship between the legislature and executives arms of government in the state.

“Another reason for the success was  total reform system by the management of the house.

“You know, immediately after our inauguration, the Speaker Alhaji Nasiru Magarya initiated reform process aimed at upgrading the capacity of the state legislature.

“This resulted in reorganizing the committees of the house, improvement of staff welfare and engagement of various legislative stakeholders within and outside the state”, he explained.

“The Sixth assembly achieved alot in partnership with the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA Africa), National Institute of Legislative Studies and Arewa Research and Development Project on capacity building, good governance and social accountability.

“We are also having serious engagement with Save the Children International and other supporting NGOs on adoption of social policies in the state and laws”, he added.

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