By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna
Both executive and private bills created and passed by the Kaduna State House of Assembly since it’s assumption, has given room for faster development of the state, information chairman, Deacon Nuhu Goroh has said.
“Over 58 bills have been passed by the Assembly, comprising both executive and private member bills that has to do with the creation of MDA’s, Commissions, bills that has to do with the issues of appropriation for both state and local government areas, supplementary budgets and revenue generation among others.
Deacon. Nuhu Goroh made this known during an interview with newsmen in Kaduna.
According to him, bills created such as the Kaduna State Road Regulatory Agency (KADRA) has given room for construction of feeder roads, access roads, culverts and bridges which are very beneficial to the communities alongside creating jobs for the common man.
He added that the Establishment of Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Agency (KASTLEA) is another beneficial bill because it has given employment to almost two thousand citizens of the State as well as ensure sanity on the roads of the state by bringing back the lost glory of people obeying traffic laws while on the road.
“Tax and Codification bill has also brought a turn around in the financial status of the State as we now get the sum of two billion as internally generated revenue monthly. These bills have really impacted on the people of Kaduna State positively.
“There is also a private member bill which was passed in to Law whose purpose is to create more awareness that cultural antiquities do exist in the State but most of them have been carted away with or without authority because there has been no direct agency or body saddled with the responsibility to look after them. But with the creation of an agency that will cater for the cultural monuments, it will give room for the promotions of cultures and preservation of cultural antiquities in the state As well as create tourism centers thereby generating more revenue for the state,” he added.
The information chairman commenting on the effective enforcement of bills passes when all signed into law, he said the House will go on oversight functions to check mate various projects allocated to various communities as well as advise the executive on the for such law by enforce.
“Even though all necessary materials or framework must be put in place before any bill comes in to implementation except on financial constraints which has affected a lot of projects, committees such as works, housing and transport, Commerce and tourism, Local government and chieftaincy affairs among others have gone on oversight to checkmate ongoing projects in various MDA’s,” he said.
Goroh describes the journey of the Assembly since their assumption in to office as a journey of total commitment, service to humanity, challenging and overwhelmingly but encouraging because people are getting what they don’t used get now in terms of good governance, security, projects, peace and harmony.
He pointed out that the working relationship between the executives and the legislators have been very great in the sense that the assembly do its work independently but where there is a cross boarder it’s meet with executive to support one another so that dividends of democracy is achieved in the state, added that the journey has been very rewarding.
The lawmaker however called on the people of the state to avoid listening to people who do not go back to their constituencies to see the ongoing projects there but criticize the government though criticism is good,
“I urge you all, when you criticize the works of a government, proffer solution, it means you are doing it in good spirit, likewise if a government does the right thing, it should be appreciated so that it feels encouraged to go more miles in doing the right thing. I urge you all to live harmoniously with one another so that a good development will be achieved in the state.”
By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna