This followed the consideration of the bill to alter the nineteen ninety nine constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended which seek to abolish Joint Account of theState and Local Governments.
The bill also seeks to create a different Accounts for Local Governments where they are expected to receive their allocation from the Federation Account.
The Lawmakers in their various contributions unanimously threw their support behind the bill, describing it as timely.
The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Alfa Rabiu noted that the bill which will enhance democracy, will also provide financial independence at theLocal Government level.
The member representing Olamaboro Constituency, Anthony Ujah explained that thethe bill is long overdue, saying it will reduce financial pressure on theState Governments.
While the member representing Adavi, Ibrahim Usman stated that the bill
will enhance development at the grassroots, Lokoja one counterpart, Umar Tenimu noted that Local Government have not been able to meet their responsibilities due to the Joint Account.
Similarly, the House has passed a bill providing autonomy for State House of Assembly and Judiciary.
The lawmakers kicked against a bill to regulate the retirement age of Judicial Officers.