The Adamawa State House of Assembly has directed its standing committees on legislative compliance and local affairs to liaise with the state ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs so as to ensure that, local government councils comply with provision of the laws regarding the percentage meant for development areas.
The house resolution followed a matter of urgent public importance raised by the the chairman house standing committee on legislative compliance and special duties Hon. Alhassan Hammanjoda on the floor of the house during Wednesday’s plenary session.
Hon. Hammanjoda who is representing Ganye constituency said non compliance to remit exact percentage meant for the development areas as stipulated in the local government establishment and administration law 2004 rendered the development area councils inactive.
He therefore prayed to the house to advise the state government to as matter of urgency intervene by directing the local government councils to comply with the relevant laws.
After various contributions and observations by the members, Yola South, Guyuk, Shelleng, Verre, Nasarawo Binyeri and Jada Mbulo constituencies, Speaker Aminu Iya Abbas who presided over the plenary session referred the issue to house joint committees on legislative compliance, special duties and local government and chieftaincy affairs for further deliberation.
In a related development, the house joint committees on legislative compliance, special duties and local government and chieftaincy affairs has met with the management of ministry for local government and chieftaincy affairs at the state assembly complex in Yola Thursday with regard to the house directive on the percentage meant for the development areas.
The Chairman of the Legislative Compliance and Special Duties Hon. Alhassan Hammanjoda and his counterpart of local government and Chieftaincy Affairs Umar Nashon Ngubi alongside other members of the joint House Committees directed the ministry to furnish them with relevant information with regards to the percentages of the development areas