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Adamawa Assembly passes Fiscal Responsibility Bill

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Yola—The Adamawa House of Assembly, Thursday, passed the state’s Fiscal Responsibility Bill.

The passage followed the consideration and adoption of a report submitted at plenary by the House Committee on Finance, Appropriation and Budget.

House Majority Leader, Ishaq Bala (PDP-Yola North) moved for the third reading and passage of the bill into law, and was seconded by Alhaji Usman Lamorde (PDP-Mubi South).

The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, directed the Clerk of the House to prepare a clean copy of the law and send same to the governor for his assent.

Speaking to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on the law, Lamorde said the law provided for the establishment of a Fiscal Responsibility Commission that would enforce sound fiscal management regime.

Lamorde described the law, which was sponsored by the executive, as a major breakthrough for the state.

He said that it would promote prudence, transparency and accountability in the management of financial resources of the state government.

NAN reports that the House at the plenary also read for the second time, a bill for a law for the establishment of the Office of the State Auditor-General, its function, powers and structure.

The bill sponsored by Mr. Wafari Theman (ACN-Hong) was referred by the Speaker to the House Standing Committee on Public Service Matters for further consideration.

The committee was given two weeks to submit its report on the bill.

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