Nasarawa Assembly, Govt. move to tackle environmental degradation

 

“…As 2 executive bills to that effects scale 2nd readings…”

Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has passed into second reading A Bill For A Law To Establish The Nasarawa State Erosion and Watershed Management Agency ( NASEWMA) and Other Matters Connected Therewith.

The House also passed into second reading A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Supply and Sanitation of Water in Nasarawa State and Other Matters Connected Therewith.

Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced the passage of the two bills into second readings during the House proceedings today in Lafia.

The Speaker said that the bills if finally passed into laws would addressed environmental degradation and ensure safe and efficient water for the citizens of the State.

The Speaker commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for initiating the bills towards improving on the lives of the people of the state and for the overall development of the state.

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” A Bill For A Law To Establish The Nasarawa State Erosion and Watershed Management Agency ( NASEWMA) and Other Matters Connected Therewith passed second reading. I therefore commit the bill to the House Committee on Environment to work on it and report back to the House on 26 Sept., 2022.

” As the bill will reduce vulnerability of soil to erosion, prevent land degradation and will safeguard the environment,” he said

” A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Supply and Sanitation of Water in Nasarawa State and Other Matters Connected Therewith passed second reading. I therefore commit the bill to the House Committee on Water Resources to work on it and report back to the House on 3rd October, 2022,” he said.

The Speaker appreciated his colleagues for their zeals, passions and commitments in ensuring the development of the State.

Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved motions for the two bills to scale second readings.

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He said, ” A Bill For A Law To Establish the Nasarawa State Erosion and Watershed Management Agency ( NASEWMA) and Other Matters Connected Therewith is all about the relationship between a man and the environment and to tackle environmental degradation in the state.

“If established, it will also serve as a Coordinating unit between Federal Government, state and donours that will manage and control of erosion funds among others,” he said.

The Majoirty Leader said that for the Bill For A Law To Provide For The Supply and Sanitation of Water in Nasarawa State and Other Matters Connected Therewith, it was all about ensuring safe, effective and efficient supply of water to all nooks and crannies in the state.

” Water is life, we use water to cook, wash and to build among others. Absence of water means disaster and his significant to human, animal and societal growth can not be overemphasized hence the need to called on my colleagues to support the bill ” he said.

Hon Abel Yakubu Bala, the Minority Leader of the House seconded the motions while urging his colleagues to support the bills scale second readings.

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In their contributions, Hon Daniel Ogazi, Hon Dr Peter Akwe, Hon Mohammed Omadefu, Hon Danladi Jatau and Hon Abdulaziz Danladi have explained more on the importance of the bills to the state, if passed into law.

They said the bills would also cautioned farmers on the use of chemicals, boost agriculture, socio-economic activities and ensure that water is fit and safe for human consumption and free from diseases.

The House unanimously passed the two bills into second readings.

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Yahaya Idris is a freelance reporter and Chief Executive Officer Global Times Nigeria. Idris is an undergraduate student of the famous Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.

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