Abia Secret Cult Prohibition Bill Passes First Reading As Assembly Adjourns Plenary Till Oct 12

The Abia State House of Assembly plenary of Tuesday, October 6, 2020, as presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, commenced after the adoption of Votes and Proceedings of Monday the 5th Day of October, 2020.


(1) H.A.B 30:  The Abia State Water Sewage Sector Development Bill,2020 (A Bill for a Law to provide for the regulation of the Abia State Water and Sanitation Sector and for other matters connected therewith).

With a Motion by the Deputy Majority Leader, the Bill passed its First Reading.

(2) H.A.B 28: The Abia State Public Procurement (Amendment No. 1) Bill 2020 (A Bill for a Law to Amend the Abia State Public Procurement Law No 5 of 2012 and for other Matters Connected therewith) sponsored by the Majority Leader, Hon. Solomon Akpulonu.

The Bill passed First Reading at the House.

(3) H.A.B 29: The Abia State Secret Cult and Similar Activities (Abolition and Prohibition) Bill 2020.

(A Bill for a Law to Prohibit Secret Cult and Similar Activities, Possession and Use of Offensive Weapons and for other Matters Related thereto), sponsored by the Majority Leader, Hon. Solomon Akpulonu.

The Bill was passed into First Reading.

Presentation of the Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee on H.A.B 4: , The Abia State University Teaching Hospital Management Board Bill,2019.

With the Motion of the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Paul Tharibo, Hon. Thomas Nkoro, a representative of the Ad-Hoc Committee presented the Report.

The Ad-Hoc Committee recommended passage of the Bill after amendment of the Title of the Bill to Abia State University Teaching Hospital Bill.

The House adopted the Report as a Working Document of the Abia State House of Assembly.

The Speaker committed the Report to the House Committee of the Whole for further legislative action on a future Legislative Date.

The House deferred other Items on the Order Paper and adjourned plenary to resume on the 12th Day of October, 2020.

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