Abia State Orientation Agency Bill Passes Second Reading

By NewsCritics Reporters

The Abia State Orientation Agency Bill which is before the Abia State House of Assembly has passed its second reading on the floor of the Assembly.

The Majority Leader and sponsor of the Bill, Hon. Solomon Akpulonu, while leading the debate on the Bill, said the Bill when passed into Law will help in giving Abians orientation about our norms and values as a people.

He, therefore, called on fellow lawmakers to support the Abia State Orientation Agency Bill tto become law.

After contributions by the Honourable Members, the Speaker Rt. Hon Chinedum Orji, committed the Bill which passed its Second Reading to the House Committee of the Whole for further Legislative Action on another Legislative Day.

Also during Plenary today February 3rd, 2020, the Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Uchendu brought a matter of Urgent Public Importance on the deplorable condition of Muri Bridge linking Abam in Arochukwu Local Government Area, LGA, to Ohafia in Ohafia LGA.

He prayed the House to mandate the House Committee on Works and Project Monitoring to carry out an on-the-spot assessment and report back to the House.

He also prayed that the House prevail on the State Government to carry out some palliative work on the failed portion of the bridge.

After contributions from Lawmakers, the House resolved to call on the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to come to the rescue of the people of the area regarding the bridge.

The House also suspended its Rule Book to accommodate another Matter of Urgent Public Importance over the recent attack on Isu people this morning by people from neighboring Cross River State.

Hon Mike Ukoha the member representing Arochukwu State Constituency while presenting the matter on the floor of the House said, “I urge this House, to call on relevant security agencies to move into the community to forestall further loss of lives and property. I also demand for a lasting solution to the attacks.

The House Adjourned Plenary to Tuesday, 4th of February, 2020.

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