By Our Reporter
The Nasarawa State House Of Assembly, has passed into law a bill For The Establishment Of Nasarawa State Hotel Licensing Board in order to regulate activities of hotels and boost State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)
Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe -Abdullahi, The Speaker Of The House announced the passage of the bill into law after Hon Tanko Tunga (APC- Awe North), The majority leader of the House moved the motion for the passage of the bill into law.
Balarabe-Abdullahi said that the bill if finally assented to by the Governor would regulate activities of hotels across the state.
“This bill will also boost Security and revenue base of the state if finally assented to by the Governor,” he added.
He further said ” The bill is very important to the development of the state, hence the need for its passage, ”
Balarabe- Abdullahi directed the Clerk Of The House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the Governor’s assent.
Earlier, Tanko Tunga while moving the motion for the passage of the bill called on his colleagues to support his motion considering the importance of the bill to societal development.
Hon Danladi Jatau (PDP-kokona West), The Minority Leader Of the House seconded the motion for the third reading of the bill.
In related development, the House has adopted the report of the Joint Committee On Public Complaints, Petitions And Security/ Judiciary Ethics And Privileges on a bill for a law to provide for an act of kidnapping and for connected purposes therewith which recommended death penalty for kidnappers.
The Speaker fixed Dec. 23rd for the third reading of the bill.
A bill for a law to amend the Nasarawa State Fiscal Responsibility Commission Law (2013) scaled second reading at the floor of the house.
The Speaker committed the bill to the House Standing Committed On Finance and Appropriation and to report back to the House On Dec.18.