El-Rufai To Advance 15 Executive Bills In 2017

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Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-rufai said he will be approaching the State House of Assembly in 2017 with no fewer than 15 executive bills that will better the lives of the good people of Kaduna State for considerations in the 2017 legislative agenda.

”Mr. Speaker, we shall be advancing the process of creating a legislative and policy environment that eases life for our people and businesses. Therefore, we shall be approaching the House in 2017 with the following aspects of our 2017 legislative agenda”.

The Governor disclosed this Wednesday in his proposed multi-year budget of Jobs, Social justice and equity presented to the state House of Assembly for consideration for the years under review.

The bills include the Penal Code Bill to repeal the 1963 Law, Mortgage and Foreclosure Bill to make it easier for residents to access mortgages that they can repay over 15-20 years, Administration of Criminal Justice Bill to domesticate the (ACJA) and acceleratecriminal procedure in our courts, Schools Management Board and School-based Management Committee Bill to involve local communities in managing our primary and secondary schools.

Others are Peace Commission Bill to create an agency that proactively identifies and manages sources of conflict, Budget and Planning Commission Bill to convert the Ministry of Budget and Planning into a professionalized Commission, and establish an Economic Planning Board, Civil Procedure Bill: to do for civil cases what the ACJA is doing for criminal cases, to update the post-colonial law and hasten the adjudication of civil disputes, Fire Law to update the colonial legislation, and devolve the operation of fire stations to local government councils, Kaduna State Road Authority (KADRA) Bill to replace KAPWA and regulate road construction and maintenance throughout the state.


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