Governor Bello Matawallen has assented to the Zamfara State Legislative and Judiciary Autonomy Bills into law.
The laws were signed at a brief ceremony held at the Government House, Gusau, on Thursday.
In a statement issued by the Director-General Media and Communication, Yusuf Idris Gusau noted that the signing of the laws indicated the importance the governor has for their autonomy.
“The two new laws are now the Zamfara State Judiciary Autonomy Law and the Zamfara State Legislative Fund Management Law and Related Matters Connected Therewith, 2021 (1442 AH).”
While signing the bills into law, Matawalle noted that as a true democrat, he will continue to ensure that all statutory responsibilities are directed to the right channels.
“I do not see any reason why we will not allow the autonomy of these two strong arms of government which will ensure the smooth running of government and the progress of our dear state.
“We will not politicise or joke with your responsibilities, your funding and the autonomy, therefore, with this signing into law, it is my strong conviction that we will continue to work as partners for the growth and progress of our dear state and the good people of Zamfara,” he noted.
He appealed to them to guard against all forms of corrupt practises and also enjoined them to weed out anyone found wanting in that direction.
Responding, the Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Nasiru Ma’azu Magarya commended the governor for maintaining a cordial relationship with the legislature and judiciary, making the three arms of government a complete and responsible family.
Hon. Magarya assured that both the legislative and judicial arms of government in the state will continue to support the executive for the benefit of the state.
Present at the brief event were all the principal officers of the State House of Assembly, Acting Secretary to the state government who is also the Head of the Civil Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe among others.
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