Kidnapping bill scales second reading at Nasarawa Assembly

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of an act of kidnapping into second reading in order to address the rising cases of kidnapping in the state.

Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced this on Wednesday after the sponsored of the bill, Mr Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) presented the substance of the bill at the floor of the House in Lafia.

The speaker who said that the bill is timely considering the negative effect of kidnapping to human and societal development.

He referred the bill to the House committee on Public Complaint and Petitions and House Committee on Judiciary to work on the bill and to submit its report on December 3rd.

Earlier, Hon. Ogazi while presenting the bill pleaded with his colleagues to allow theĀ  bill scale secondĀ  reading.

He said that he has decided to sponsored the bill in order to address the problem of kidnapping in the state.

“The bill if passed into law will stipulate the penalties against kidnapping which will in turn fight the menace in the state in the interest of peace and development,” he said.

In a related development, a bill for a law for the establishment of Nasarawa State Environmental law and other purposes connected thereto also scaled second reading at the floor of the House.

The House also screened and confirmed Hassan Z Aboki as member, Local Government Service Commission.

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