By CELESTINE D. ATTSAR

A Bill for the management of the Plateau State Judiciary has been passed into law.

The passage of the bill into law followed to presentation and adoption of the report of the House Committee on Judiciary, Ethnic and Privileges by the chairman Hon. Henry Longs.

While presenting the report, Hon. Longs said the committee observed among others that; the payments of retirement benefits and pensions of certain judicial officers who are entitled to a Federal share are domiciled with National Judicial Council.

He said in line with the recent circular from the State Bureau for Public procurement pertaining the approval of limits of political heads and accounting, it is observed that the approval limits of the accounting officers of the courts and the Judiciary Service Commission were not captured.

The passage of the bill into law means Plateau State has domesticated the bill which was earlier passed by the National Assembly and signed by the president.

In another development the Plateau State House of Assembly has passed a motion calling on the state government to direct the State Ministry of Health and Information to educate the public about the dangers of unhealthy ways of handling consumables.

The House is also calling on the Ministry of Agriculture in the state to educate the public on the way to preserve farm produce in other not to become danger to the public.

The motion was passed following a motion on urgent public importance presented to the House by the member representing Langtang North Central Hon. Daniel Nanbol Listick.

While presenting the motion Hon. Listicks said “the way our consumables are handled in restaurants are very dangerous that can easily cause the outbreak of any disease.”

Contributing to the motion, members of the House said serious measures should be taken against those that are violating handling method of consumables in the state.

Our correspondent reports that the House also called on the state Environmental Protection Agency PEPSA, to rise up to its responsibilities.

 

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