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In Kaduna Lawmakers beg for forgiveness at valedictory session

The Assembly Speaker announced that it passed 56 bills into law since its inauguration in 2011.

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Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai


The Kaduna State House of Assembly wound up on Friday, June 5, after announcing that it passed 56 bills into law since its inauguration in 2011.

The Speaker, Usman Tahir, who presided over the valedictory session, said that five other bills were stood down.

He explained that out of the 61 bills introduced before the assembly, 51 were executive bills while 10 were private member bills.

The speaker listed some of the major bills to include those for appropriation, establishment of Bureau of Statistics; Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State Vigilance Service, Prohibition of Consumption and Sale of Intoxicating Substances, among others.

The lawmaker, who begged the people for forgiveness for whatever lapses that might have occurred during the tenure of the out-going legislators, urged the lawmakers to continue to work in the interest of the state.

Tahir also advised members of the incoming firth Assembly to surpass the record set by their predecessors in providing laws that would advance the cause of the state.

In a separate comments, the Deputy Speaker, Peter Adamu, commended the forth assembly for a wonderful performance, while the Minority Leader, Alhaji Muhammad Ali, thanked workers of the assembly for their support and cooperation.

Most members who spoke at the valedictory session, sought for forgiveness from the people for whatever they might have done wrong.

They thanked the people for the mandate given them to serve the state for four years.

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