The Zamfara State 7th house of assembly has during its first sitting (plenary) after inauguration, adopts the 2023/2024 Sitting Calendar, House Standing Orders and approved an executive request by the state governor to appoint twenty special advisers.
This was contained in a press release made available to ‘Media Smarts Nigeria’ by Public Relations Officer of the house, Nasir Usman Biyabiki,
He explained that, while Presenting the motion before the House, the Majority Leader Honourable Bello Muhammad Mazawaje called on his colleagues to receive the Standing Orders 2022 (as amended) deliberate on and resolve to adopt it in accordance with the provisions of Section 101 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
Mr Bello Mazawaje further stressed the importance of adopting the Standing Orders as guiding principles for the conduct of the House’s fundamental business of law-making, representation and oversight functions.
The motion was seconded by Honourable Bashir Aliyu Masama and supported by Honourable Faruk Musa Dosara and Honourable Shamsudeen Hassan Talata Mafara respectively.
Biyabiki noted that With the unanimous agreement of the Members in the session, the Speaker, Rt. Honourable Bilyaminu Isma’il announced the adoption of the House Standing Orders 2022 (as amended).
In a related development, the Majority Leader, Honourable Bello Muhammad Mazawaje presented the motion for the adoption of 2023/2024 session’s sitting calendar.
He called on the Members in session to deliberate on the first Session’s Seventh Assembly Plenary and Recess Calendar in accordance with Section 104 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) as a guide for the House sitting and recess.
After full deliberation by the Members, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bilyaminu Ismaíl confirmed the adoption of the 2023/2024 session’s sitting calendar with amendment.
The House further deliberated on the request received from the State Executive Governor_, *Dr. Duda Lawal seeking the approval of the House to appoint twenty (20) Special Advisers in the State.
The letter was read by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bilyaminu Ismaíl and the Majority Leader, Hon. Bello Muhammad Mazawaje moved a motion to that effect.
Mr Mazawaje called on his colleagues to deliberate on the request seeking the House approval for the appointment of twenty (20) Special Advisers in line with the provisions of Section 196 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
The motion which was seconded by Hon. Bashir Aliyu was also supported by all Members in session. Hence the House has approved the Executive request to appoint twenty (20) Special Advisers to serve in the present administration.