Abia State House Of Assembly Holds Public Hearing On Bill For Archives

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The Abia State House of Assembly Committee on Information has held a public hearing on a bill on Abia archives and other bills related thereto.

The committee chairman, and Deputy Speaker, Cosmas Ndukwe represented by Clinton Emmanuel said it was informed by the need to have an archival centre in the state which according to him is to preserve the past, establish the present and make informed decisions about the future.

The commissioner for Information, Bonnie Iwuoha, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Elder Agbai said the need to have archives in the state is long overdue and should be given a speedy response by the house. Agbai decried a situation where Abians have to go to Enugu to get information owing to non existence of archives in the state.

The head of department, Library and Information Science, Abia State University, Uturu, Oliver Ugocha, urged the committee to begin with the setting up of a panel to look into the bill, and introduce a records centre.

After deliberations, the committee resolved that a copy of the bill should be sent to stakeholders for appropriate suggestions, while Oliver Aguocha was asked to make a summation, send it to the committee in two weeks.

Meanwhile, the Abia State House of Assembly has sworn in Chukwudi John Ogele as member representing Isukwuato state constituency.

Chukwudi Ogele replaces the All Progressive Grand Alliance candidate, Uloma Oluoha, who was sacked by the Appeal Court.

The House has passed into first reading, the bill on Abia Health Insurance Scheme, sponsored by the majority leader, Chinedum Orji.

Also, the bill for Abia State structure for signage and advertisement agency for 2016 also passed the first reading.

The House adjourned plenary, to reconvene on Monday, February 22nd.

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