Benue Assembly passes judiciary funds management bill
The Benue State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state Judiciary Funds Management Law, 2021.
This followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Judiciary, Ethics and Privileges during plenary in Makurdi.
Presenting the report, the Committee Chairman, Baba Odeh, said the bill would ensure accountability, transparency, effective and efficient utilisation of the consolidated revenue accruing to the judiciary.
“The bill will make for the establishment of a due process unit, to prepare and update standard bidding and contract documents to prevent fraudulent and unfair procurement.
“Where necessary, it will recommend disciplinary action to ensure the attainment of comprehensiveness, transparency, cost effectiveness and professionalism in procurement system of judiciary,” he said.
Mr Odeh moved for the adoption of the report which was seconded by Williams Ortyom (PDP-Guma).
The bill was, thereafter, adopted by the lawmakers after a voice vote by deputy speaker Christopher Adaji who presided over plenary.
Mr Adaji directed that a clean copy be transmitted to Governor Samuel Ortom for his assent.
Also, a bill for a law to prohibit forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed property among others in Benue, scaled second reading at the House on Thursday.
Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401…
This post was written by Agency Report and was first published at www.premiumtimesng.com