By Mohammed Baba Busu
Lafia, Nov. 2, 2020 The Majority Leader, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Umar Tunga, has called for effective training and retraining of Local Government legislators for quality representation and effective service delivery.
Tunga (APC-Awe North) made the call while playing host to Majority Leaders of the 13 local governments in the State who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Lafia on Monday.
He said there was need for adequate administrative arrangements to be put in place for training and retraining of local government lawmakers, especially before their inauguration.
He said this would enable them to get the basic knowledge of law making and other legislative practices and representation for good governance at the grassroots.
The lawmaker said the assembly as a law making body would continue to adhere strictly to the rule of law.
He said that the tenure of the current local government officials in the state would end in April 2021, adding that it was the issue of law and both the executive and legislature were on the same page.
He said there was never a time that the Governor wrote or sought approval of the house to reduce or extend the tenure of the local government elected officials as it was being speculated.
“We cannot break the law we made. The house under Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi is focused and committed.
” There was never a time we got signal from the executive to terminate your tenure, no any signal in that respect, ” he said.
Earlier, the Majority Leader of Lafia Local Government Legislative Council, Yakubu Tunga, said they were in the lawmaker’s office to identify with him and also tap from his experience.