Constitution amendment: Adamawa lawmakers reject ‘Independent Candidates’

Yola, Dec. 14, 2017 (TNE) The Adamawa State House of Assembly has rejected the Independent Candidates bill and deferred Local Government Autonomy and State/Local Government Joint Account bills for Public Hearing.

The position of the House was made known to newsmen on Thursday by the House Committee Chairman on Information, Alhaji Abubakar Isa (APC-Shalleng).

Isa said that the House, in a committee of the whole, considered 11 out of the 15 alteration bills transmitted to it by the National Assembly.

Isa said the bills approved included financial autonomy for state legislature, legislative immunity for things said on the floor during plenary, and change of Nigerian Police Force to Nigerian Police.

According to him, the rest are; limitation of time for budget presentation and single tenure for a person who concluded another person’s tenure.

Meanwhile, the House at plenary on Thursday considered and adopted the report of the House Committee on Health and Human Services on a bill to amend the law establishing the Adamawa State College of Health Technology, presented by Mr Sani Shehu (APC- Mubi North).

Presenting the report, Shehu said that the bill, if considered, will enhance operations of the college.

The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa, who presided over the plenary, directed that the bill be scheduled for third reading.


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