Abia House Of Assembly Adopts Reports On Pension Administration In The State

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The Abia State House of Assembly has adopted the report of the ad-hoc committee report on pension administration in the state as a working document. The document which was adopted as a working document of the House was committed to the House Committee of whole for further deliberations. 

The adoption of the report followed the debate on the need to establish a law known as Abia Pensions Scheme to among other things ensure uniform set of rules, regulations and standards for the administration of benefits of retired civil servants of the state.

Also, the Abia State Informatics Centre bill sponsored by the member representing Umuahia South, Chijioke Nwachukwu and unanimously supported by members of the House scaled through second reading.

The Abia State Informatics Centre bill seeks to improve information gathering, data collection, compilation and documentation at both the Local government and States level. It will also help the Electronic Library of the state and the Budget planning office and the House in its oversight functions.

However, the Abia State Equal Opportunities Bill sponsored by the deputy Speaker, Cosmas Ndukwe suffered some setbacks as some members of the House vehemently opposed the bill with several reasons, including the House Committee Chairman on Women Affairs who gave her reasons why the bill should be passed.

The Speaker of the House, Martins Azubuike after listening to both the opposing and supporting side, put the bill to a voice vote before it passed the second reading.

 

The House adjourned plenary to reconvene on September 26th, 2016.


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