Nasarawa Assembly passes Angwan Makama chiefdom bill into law


The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill for the creation of Angwan Makama Chiefdom in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
The speaker of the house, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill during the House proceedings in Lafia.
According to the speaker, the bill if assented to by Gov. Tanko Al-Makura will give the people of Angwan Makama community a sense of belonging as well as bringing government closer to them.
“This bill for the creation of Angwan Makama Chiefdom is an executive bill sent to the house by Gov. Tanko Al-Makura.
“The aim of the bill is to give Angwan Makama community in Akwanga a sense of belonging as well as to bring government closer to their door step.
“We are all aware that the importance of chiefdom, traditional rulers to the promotion of peace and societal development cannot be over-emphasized,” he said.
The speaker, however, directed the clerk of the house to produce a clean copy of the bill for the governor’s assent.
Similarly, Balarabe-Abdullahi urged the people of the area and the state at large to continue to live in peace for the overall development of the state.
He also restated the commitment of the assembly to continue to pass bills and resolutions that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people.
Earlier, Mr Daniel Ogazi, Deputy Majority Leader, moved a motion for the passage of the bill while Alhaji Mohammed Okpede seconded the motion.
Al-Makura had on Dec, 21 2018, submitted the bill for the creation of Angwan Makama Chiefdom to the house for approval.
On March 27, the Assembly organised a public hearing on the bill for the creation of the Chiefdom. (NAN)

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