A Bill seeking to establish the Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency on Monday unanimously passed second reading at the state assembly, with the Speaker Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe extolling it as a law that would address emergency situations in the state.
The second reading stage was announced by the speaker after Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader in the House, presented the substance of the Bill, at the House proceedings, in Lafia, Monday.
Tunga (APC-Awe North), said while presenting the substance of the bill, the agency is to formulate policies and advise the government on disaster management in the state.
” The government deems it necessary that an agency like this should guide the government on unexpected situations or disaster.
” The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency will receive two percent of the federal allocation to the state if this bill is finally passed into law,” he said.
Separate legislators from across political parties expressed their support for the bill during the House proceedings before the Speaker committed it to the House Committees on Environment and Health to work on it and report back to the House on Dec. 21. (NAN)
– Nov. 16, 2020 @ 17:49 GMT |