AKHA PASSES LG SERVICE COMMISSION LAW, 2020

AKHA PASSES LG SERVICE COMMISSION LAW, 2020

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has passed into law the Local Government Service Commission Law with a commencement date of August 13, 2020.

The State Assembly considered the report of the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on a bill to amend the law establishing the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission Law and for other matters connected therewith presented by the Chairman, Rt. Hon. Mark Esset on Thursday.

While deliberating on the bill, members contended on clause 5 which proposed that with the LG Commission’s permission, LG Councils shall employ persons from Grade Levels 01-06 but such appointment must be ratified by the Commission.

After heated deliberation, the House resolved that the Commission should ratify such appointments by Councils as permitted by the Commission.

However, at plenary, after due consideration of the report, the House adopted the 19 amendment Clauses and subsequently passed them into law.

Meanwhile, the House also ratified the report of the Public Accounts Committee on the audited accounts of the 31 LGAs in Akwa Ibom State as presented by the Chairman, Hon. (Dr.) Charity Ido.

In addition, the bill on Compulsory Treatment and Care for Sexual Violence Against Children passed through second reading and was committed to the joint committee on Women Affairs and Social Welfare; and Health for consideration and to report to the House within one month.

Furthermore, the Akwa Ibom State Fiscal Responsibility bill, 2020 passed through second reading and committed to the Committee on Appropriation and Finance to report to the House within one month.

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