By Adeleye Kunle
Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed signed 12 bills passed by the State House of Assembly into law on Friday.
The bills included the establishment of the Bauchi State Vigilante and Youth Empowerment Scheme, as well as other related purposes 2022.
The governor explained that the bill’s goal was to investigate job creation opportunities and provide training for youths in skill acquisition so that they could be gainfully employed and self-sufficient.
A bill on the establishment of the Bauchi State and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme and other related matters 2022 was also introduced, as was a bill repealing the Bauchi State Urban Planning and Development Board in 2012 and establishing the Bauchi State Physical Planning and Development Control Board in 2022.
Other bills signed into law by the governor included a bill to repeal the Bauchi State College of Agriculture in 2013 and enact a law to establish divisions of agricultural colleges in Bauchi State University and for related matters in 2022; and a bill to provide for the establishment of the Bauchi Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Agency in 2022.
He also stated that there was a bill to repeal the Bauchi State Separation of Accounts Judiciary Law; a bill to establish the Bauchi State Tourism Development Corporation; a bill to repeal the Bauchi State University Establishment Law 2010 and enact a law to establish Sa’adu Zungur University in 2022; and a bill to establish the Bauchi State Security Trust Fund and other related purposes in 2022.
“Other bills to be signed into law include a bill to establish the Bauchi State Environmental Trust Fund 2022, as well as a bill to repeal the Bauchi State House Management Law 2017 and enact a law to provide for the management of funds accrued to the Bauchi State House of Assembly from the state’s consolidated revenue funds.”
The governor, on the other hand, praised the state House of Assembly for studying the details of the bills before passing them for assent, pointing out that this demonstrated the legislature’s cordial relationship with the executive branch of government.
Earlier, Suleiman Abubakar, Speaker of the Assembly, stated that all laws, if properly implemented, would have a direct impact on the lives of the people of the state, as well as protect their lives and properties.
He urged the people to continue to support the current administration, noting that the state’s infrastructure and other development were the result of a cordial relationship and mutual cooperation between the legislature and the executive branch of government.
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