Adamawa on throes of history as media workers’ retirement age bill passes 2nd reading


Adamawa State is on the throes of an epoch as the state house of assembly read for the second time a bill for a law to increase the retirement years and other allowances for media workers of the state.

The bill which is sponsored by the chairman house committee on information and deputy majority leader of the house Mr Japhet Kefas was presented on the floor of the house during Wednesday’s plenary.

According to the sponsor who is the member representing Gombi Constituency, if passed into law, the bill will enhance the condition of the service and provide for matters incidental thereto.

Japhet Kefas said the bill is aimed at improving the working of media workers in the State.

Thereafter the sponsor of the media workers bill move a motion to that effect and seconded by member representing Verre constituency Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Yapak.

Speaker of the house Amimu Iya Abbas who presided over the session put the motion to that effect into voice vote and unanimously supported by the lawmakers.

He therefore announced the constitution of an ad-hoc committee to be headed by the member representing Song constituency Mr Simon Isa alongside five other members to scrutinize the bill within three weeks.

Meanwhile the house has considered adopted as amended the report of its ad-hoc committee that was mandated to tour all the Emirate and Chiefdoms in the State with a view to find lasting solution between farmers and herders during harvesting period.

The consideration and adoption of the report followed its presentation on the floor of the house by the ad-hoc committee chairman and member representing Fufore Gurin Constituency during Wednesday’s plenary.

After deliberations, observations and recommendations from various lawmakers, Speaker Amimu Iya Abbas put the motion for the adoption of the report as amended into voice vote and unanimously supported by the lawmakers present during the sitting.

He therefore directed the clerk to communicate the resolution of the house to the executive arm for further action.

The house adjourned sitting to Monday 7th February 2022.


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