Zamfara Assembly Passes Welfare and Disability Bills | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Zamfara State Assembly passed the state Welfare and Disability Bills on Friday.

The house subsequently called for the creation of a National Council of Persons with Disabilities.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr. Nasiru Biyabiki, the Assembly’s Director General of Press Affairs and Public Relations.

Biyabiki said the House passed the bills after receiving the report from the Women, Children and Social Welfare Committees and the Parliamentary Forum, which reviewed the bills.

He added that the report was presented by the chairpersons of the two committees, Kabiru Magaji and Nasir Bello-Lawal.

“In their separate submissions, the lawmakers said the two bills, if passed, would complement the government’s efforts to address issues related to disability and vulnerability.

“After the deliberations, the Speaker, Nasiru Magarya, ordered the Clerk of the House to read the two bills for the third time,” the statement added.

He also said clean copies of the bills would be forwarded to Governor Bello Matagall for his approval.

He noted that the President thanked the committees for following the rigorous process leading to the passage of the bills.

“We also appreciate the kind support of our partners, Save the Children International, and all stakeholders who participated in the process.

“We stand ready to continue to partner with all development partners for the development of the state,” the speaker reportedly said.

Meanwhile, the statement adds that the speaker, who doubled as chair of the selection committee, announced changes in the leadership of two committees.

According to the statement, Ibrahim Tukur (APC, Bakura), who previously chaired the Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Committee, now chairs the Rural Development and Cooperatives Committee.

Ibrahim Muhammad (APC, Bukkuyum North) will now oversee the Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Committee.

The statement also added that the house has reviewed and confirmed four candidates for special counsel sent to it by the governor.
The list included Musa Ibrahim, Nafi’u Rabi’u, Mukhtar S-Kaura and Kamilu Kasuwar-Daji.

Joel C. Hicks