Abia Assembly Passes Abia State Governors and Deputy Governor’s (Repeal) Law 2024″


The Abia State House of Assembly today passed into law, H.A.B 11: A Bill for a Law to Repeal The Abia State Governors & Deputy Governors Pensions Law No 4 of 2001 and for other Matters connected therewith sponsored by the Majority Leader and Member Representing Arochukwu State Constituency, Hon. Okoro Uchenna Kalu.

The passage of Bill followed it’s first and second reading, the consideration at the committee of the whole before it’s 3rd reading during today’s plenary at the hallowed chamber.

According to the Speaker Rt Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa who announced the passage of the Bill, stated that the Bill when accented to by the Governor would be deemed to have come into effect today the 19th day of March 2024.

He explained that the Bill will now cited as “Abia State Governors and Deputy Governor’s (Repeal) Law 2024”. Adding that the Bill will amongst other merits ensure that the outrageous cost of governance is reduced so as to channel Abia State resources towards the development of the State.

The house also entertained H.A.B 10: A Bill For A Law To Establish the Abia State Cocoa Development and Marketing Board Bill 2024, Sponsored by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Augustin Okezie passed for its first reading.

House further passed for its second reading H.A.B 9: A Bill for a Law to Establish Colleges of Nursing Sciences Owned by Faith-Based and Private Establishments in Abia State and for other related purposes .

The Bill which is sponsored by the Chief Whip of the house, Hon. Emeka Obioma representing Umuahia South State Constituency was committed to the House Committee on Health which was mandated to conduct a public hearing on the Bill and to revert back to the house in a month’s time for further legislative actions.

The House thereafter adjourned plenary to reconvene tomorrow Wednesday 20th March, 2024 by 10:00.

Okugo Nwadiuto Mabel
House Correspondent
FIC Umuahia