A Bill for the management of funds of Plateau State House of Assembly has passed its second reading on the floor of the House.

The Bill when passed into law will give the House financial autonomy.

Presenting the synopsis of the bill before the House the Majority Leader, Hon Naanlong Daniel said the bill was passed by the National Assembly in 2018 and signed by the president that same year.

He stressed that the bill can only be applying to the state Assemblies when it is passed by two third of the entire House the Plateau State House of Assembly was domesticating the bill so that it can enjoy financial autonomy.

According to him the law would ensure prudent-management of the funds that would accrue to the House and it would strengthen the political will of the legislative arm as an arm of government.

Hon. Daniel explained that the bill when passed into law would not create a gap between the legislative and the executive arm.

Contributing the Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Sale Shehu Yitmang thanked the president for his love for democracy by signing the bill into law and warned that it should be seen as a means of creating a distance between the executive and the legislative at the state level.

Also the member representing Langtang North Central, Hon Daniel Listik described the bill when passed into law as a tool for effective legislation.

While contributing Hon Peter Gyendeng and Hon Musa Agah said the bill will gender legislative processes at the state level.

From all indication Plateau State House of Assembly is fully in support of the bill which is to be handled by the house adhoc committee on autonomy and to report back to the house this week Tuesday.


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