The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed 237 bills into law and passed 445 resolutions in the last 23 years of its establishment.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Mohammed Adamu Omadefu, made this known while briefing newsmen in Lafia on Monday ahead of the official unveiling of the House 2022 Compendium, which will be happening for the first time since 1999.
Omadefu said that the unveiling of its compendium which would take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Ta’al Conference Hotel, Lafia would acquaint the people of the state on the House activities since its official inauguration on 6th June, 1999.
He said that so far, the journey of the assembly was good, adding that the development witnessed across the State was as a result of the bills and resolutions passed and other activities of the House in support to the state government.
He said, “The Nasarawa State House of Assembly is ready to launch its 2022 Compendium this coming Wednesday, October 12, 2022, and it is tagged, ‘The Journey So Far, from 1999 to 2022.’
“The Compendium captures historical information, achievement and general activities of the House. The journey of the House has been good and very rewarding as we have passed 237 bills into law and 445 resolutions within the 23 years of the House existence.
“In the first assembly, the House passed 33 bills, second Assembly 20 bills, third Assembly 31 bills, fourth Assembly 45 bills , fifth Assembly 48 bills and the present six Assembly has so far passed 44 bills while 16 are in different stages of passage.
“For resolutions, the first Assembly passed 136, the second Assembly passed 71, the third Assembly passed 81, the fourth Assembly passed 57, the fifth Assembly passed 57 and the present six Assembly has so far passed about 50 resolutions.
“All these bills and resolutions have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state and other Nigerians.”
Hon. Omadefu called on the stakeholders and other people of the state to attend the event so as to acquit themselves with the full happenings of the House since inception.
“I want to call on the stakeholders of the state and the public to come and witness the launching of the House compendium and to enable them know what the House has done and still doing since its inception,” he added.
While assuring the executive and the judicial arms of the State Assembly’s continued commitment to ensure effective partnership for the overall development of the state, the Information Chairman commended the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, for his foresight in coming up with the idea of the Compendium.