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The Taraba Assembly passes a bill to modify the tenure of local councils

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The Taraba State House of Assembly has approved a bill that modifies elected local government officials’ terms of service.

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The chairman of the House Committee on Information, Mr. Nelson Len, disclosed this information to media in Jalingo.

Len said that the new legislation will apply to the forthcoming council of local officials, who will be chosen on November 18.

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After the bill went through every procedure that the House required, it was passed.

According to him, the House reduced the three-year administrative term that elected local government officials were formerly assigned to two years.

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Len further disclosed that, in accordance with Governor Agbu Kefas’s authorization, the 10th Assembly had paid the legislative staff allowances that had been delayed for seven years.

We approved the bill to reduce the three-year term limit for local government elected officials to two years.

Since the local government election is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2023, we felt it was crucial to adopt the bill so that the incoming officials would be obligated by the updated law. The bill has been pending since the previous administration.

Additionally, I would like to let you know that we have recently paid all seven years’ worth of overdue legislative staff allowances, as authorized by Governor Agbu Kefas.

“I commend Kefas for his godly heart toward the welfare of Taraba workers on behalf of the speaker and Assembly members. “I think it’s a network issue from their bank if any staff members haven’t received their alert by now,” Len revealed.

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