Niger State House of Assembly has received an executive communication on three Commissioner Nominees and request for approval of additional three slots for Special Advisers.
The Governor of the State Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello, acting on the power confer on him by Section 192/ 2 of the Constitution, forwarded the request which was presented at the plenary of the House and read by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Hussaini Ibrahim, who presided during the plenary, to fill the vacant positions occasioned by the recent creation of additional Ministries in the State, as well as three nominees for Special Advisers pursuance to the desire of the administrations inclusiveness and enhanced service delivery.
After due consultations with the Hon. members, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Hussaini Ibrahim announced that all the three Commissioners Nominees will be screened at the plenary of the House on Tuesday next week, 18/7/2017 at 10a.m.
Meanwhile, two Bills have also passed the second reading. The Bills are a private member Bill for a law to amend the law for the Establishment and Composition of Suleja Area Planning and Development Authority 2011 and a Bill for a law to establish Niger State Investment Promotion Agency, to encourage, facilitate and promote Investment in the State.
At the end of the deliberations, on the need to actualize the Bills, the presiding Officer and Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Hussaini Ibrahim, asked for the adoption of the prayer of the Private member Bill, sponsored by Hon. Shuaibu Mohammed Liman Iya, member representing Suleja Constituency and Minority Whip of the House, seeking to amend the existing law, that should preclude Lapai Local Government out of the Suleja Emirate, which was earlier captured in the assented Bill for 2011.
While, the Executive Bill on the State Investment Promotion Agency is seeking to ensure rapid Investment inflow by genuine Investors to explores the abundant economic potential’s of the State, as canvassed by the House Committee Chairman on Investment/Commerce, Hon. Mohammed Nurudeen Umar, member representing Kontagora I Constituency, emphasized the need for the House to facilitate the consideration and passage of the Bill, aimed at harmonizing the vast potential’s of the State in Agricultural and Solid Mineral Resources, to boost the State economy.
In his remark, after the deliberations by the lawmakers, the Deputy Speaker, directed the Two Bills to the House Committees on Lands/Housing, Environment and Judiciary to look into the Suleja Area Planning Development Authority and to submit its recommendations in three weeks time, while the second Bill on the State Investment Agency was directed to House Committee on Commerce and Investment and to liaise with relevant Stakeholders and report back to the House in four weeks time respectively.
In another development, the House has also adopted the prayer of the Motion for Urgent Public Importance, moved by Hon. Shauibu Mohammed Liman Iya, member representing Suleja Constituency, on the recent flood disaster that occurred in the area and Tafa Local Government of the State.
After deliberations on the matter, the House unanimously adopted five prayers of the motion as canvassed by the mover of the motion and also set up an eight member Committee of the House to visit the victims of the disaster and the Emir of Suleja to felicitate with them on the unfortunate incidence that resulted in the death of eight Citizens and properties worth Millions of Naira destroyed, including the need for the State and Federal Government to urgently come to the aide of the victims and call for the observance of town planning rules/regulations and enforcement by appropriate Government MDAs to curtail future occurrences.
In another vain, the House has also adopted the recommendations of its Committee on Public Accounts report on the examination conducted on the Auditor- General’s report on the accounts of Government of Niger State as at 31 st of December, 2014.
Some of the recommendations of the Committee includes; The State Government should ensure strict adherence to Budgetary provisions to avoid over expenditure and Revenue projection should be realistic, so also, all relevant books of accounts required in the course of financial transactions are adequately and properly kept, among other outstanding recommendations adopted by the House.
In his remark, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Hussaini Ibrahim directed the Clerk of the House, Alh Abdullahi Mohammed Kagara to take appropriate action on the issue of the three Commissioner Nominees screening exercise as well as the resolution of the House on the motion for the Suleja flood disaster to the appropriate authorities to act accordingly.
Alh. S. A Adamu