Bauchi State Governor Signs Judiciary Autonomy Bill, 11 others into Law

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has signed into law the Bill to give the legislative and judiciary arms of government financial autonomy.

Mohammed, while signing the bills, on Friday, said that the law had repealed the Bauchi State Separation of Account Judiciary Law 2019.

“This law will, among other things, ensure that allocation meant to each arm of the state government on the Consolidated Statutory Revenue Fund are promptly paid into the designated account of each arm based on the appropriation of the state for each year.

“This is to accentuate and make sure that the judiciary is completely independent and autonomous,” he said.

Other bills he signed included a law to establish Bauchi State Vigilante and Youth Empowerment Scheme and Other Related Purposes 2022, a law to provide for the establishment of Bauchi State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme and Other Related Matters 2022, a law to repeal the Bauchi State Urban Planning and Development Board 2012 and Enact the Bauchi State Physical Planning and Development control Board 2022.

Also, a law to repeal the Bauchi State College of Agriculture Law 2013 and Enact a law to establish division of Agricultural Colleges in Bauchi State University and Related Matters 2022. A law to provide for the establishment of Bauchi Infrastructure Development and Maintenance Agency 2022 and others.

A law to repeal the Bauchi State Separation of Account (Judiciary) Law, a law to provide Bauchi State Tourism Development Corporation and a law to repeal Bauchi State University Establishment Law 2010 and enact a law to establish Sa’adu Zungur University 2022.

They included a law to establish the Bauchi State Security Trust Fund and For Other Connected Purposes 2022, a law to establish Bauchi State Environmental Trust Fund 2022, a law to repeal Bauchi State Funds Management Law 2017 and enact a law to provide for the Management of funds accruing to Bauchi State House of Assembly from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State, a law to establish the Bauchi Roads and Traffic Agency Law 2022.


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