The passage of the bill took place during the State Assembly plenary sitting on Wednesday, after it (Bill)had been subjected to all necessary legislative procedures.
The Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji, who presided over the sitting, pointed out that the bill if signed into law by the Executive arm of government would strengthen the democratic structure of the State.
He listed other merits of the bill if it becomes a law to include, granting the State House of Assembly financial autonomy and creating more job opportunities among Abians.
Meanwhile, the Speaker, Orji, has assured that the current 7th leadership of the house will pay serious attention to their oversight functions in order to aid the workings of the State government.
The Speaker gave the assurance, while addressing his colleagues during the plenary session of the Assembly, opining that the recent constitution of Adhoc Committees to probe some of the Abia government agencies and Boards were not designed to witch-hunt or blackmail anybody, as it has been hinted in some quarters.
He said, “No amount of blackmail will stop the house from giving legislative backing to support the Governor of Abia state in improving the lives of Abians.
“We, as members of the legislative arm of government will not allow anyone intimidate us in the discharge of our duties”.