By Nick Dugba.
The World Bank frowns at the Taraba state Agency for Community and Social Development Project Law No. 7, 2009 and views it as insufficient.
It was stated in a letter from the Office of the Executive Governor, Taraba state to the Taraba state House of Assembly, seeking for the amendment of the Law.
The letter titled “Re: Amendment of Bill of Taraba state Agency for Community and Social Development Project”, says that “the Law was a veritable tool for the World Bank to reach out to our people at the grassroots leading to the transformation of the social status of our rural areas”. It also stated that the tenure of the General Manager of the agency in the Principal Law was five years only without renewal which the World Bank frowns at.
“Since the World Bank is the only financier, for now, a two-term tenure of the General Manager’s office is proposed to stabilise the agency”, the letter read.
During the plenary session presided over by Speaker, Peter Abel Diah on Monday, several members supported the Bill.
Contributing on the floor of the House, Edward Baraya, PDP, Karim 2, said in order to make the agency function well, there was need for an amendment of the Law.
Also, Mark Useni, PDP, Takum 2, was of the view that the problem with programs and policies was sustainability and that a single tenure was not likely to guarantee sustainability.
The Bill was therefore referred to the House committee on Finance and Appropriation for further deliberations after it has passed second reading.
By, Nick Dugba.
The Taraba State House of Assembly had Monday, expeditiously confirmed the appointment of Benjamin Maigida Ibisu as Chairman of the Taraba state Fiscal Responsibility Commission, in line with the Fiscal Responsibility Commission Law No. 7 of 2011 (as amended).
This is sequel to a letter sent to the House from the Office of the Executive Governor, Taraba state with the title: Re: Submission of Chairman and Members of Fiscal Responsibility Commission Law No. 7 of 2011 (as amended).
The letter reads: “You graciously passed into Law the Fiscal Responsibility Commission Law No. 7 of 2011 (as amended) and on the 9/8/2016, I assented to it. The earlier version of the said Law hitherto allowed single tenure for the Chairman and the members, but the amended version approved for a second tenure’.
The letter further added that “having carefully assessed the Chairman and Members of the Commission who served previously, I found them without blemish and were also dedicated to their duty posts. Consequent upon this, I have reappointed them for a second tenure”.
The Members of the Commission include Umaru Ambi Zorto, Anita Vakude Amali (Mrs) and Hon. Hassan Abubakar.
During the plenary session presided over by Speaker, Abel Peter Diah, the House had a resolution confirmed the appointees while the Speaker directed the Clerk, Ismailu Ukwen Tentason, to communicate the governor about the development.
In another development, the Taraba state Survey Bill, 2016 has passed through first reading in the House after it was laid before the House by Chairman, House Committee on Transport and Disaster Management, Emmanuel Dame.
The long title of the Bill reads; A Bill for a Law to make provision for the establishment of the Office of the Surveyor General appointment thereof, the survey of Lands in the State and for other purposes connected in addition to that.
The Bill was then referred to the Business and Rules Committee for further deliberations.
By, Nick Dugba
The Taraba state House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Mrs. Regular Samuel as Commissioner in the Taraba state House of Assembly Service Commission, (HASC).
This is a sequel to a letter sent to it by the Executive Governor, Taraba state, Arc. Darius Ishaku, seeking the approval of the House for the appointment of the nominee into the Commission.
In a plenary session held Tuesday, and presided over by Speaker of the House, Abel Peter Diah, considered the nominee for screening and afterward approved the appointment of the nominee.
The Member, representing Nguroje constituency, Bashir Mohammed, in his contribution, extolled the wealth of experience of the candidate and asked the House to ask her to take a bow, which was agreed.
The House then unanimously gave its consent while the Speaker asked the Clerk of the House to communicate to the Governor on the new development.
Mrs. Regular Samuel was born in 1970. She hails from the Kambu tribe in Sardauna LGA of Taraba state. She is BSC degree holder in Agric. Economics from the University of Maiduguri, and an MSC holder in Agric Economics from the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, (MAUTECH) Yola. Before her appointment, she was a Lecturer with the Taraba state College of Education Zing.