Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has officially endorsed a bill aimed at providing legal support for victims of Boko Haram attacks in the state’s capital, Maiduguri. This crucial legislation, known as the Borno State Social Investment Bill, is among a total of nine bills recently signed into law by Governor Zulum. These bills were unanimously passed by the State House of Assembly and encompass a range of significant legislative reforms.
The remaining eight bills include the Borno State Criminal Justice Administration Laws, Borno State Penal Code Law, Borno State Secondary Education Board Bill, Borno State Investment Protection Bill, Borno Primary Healthcare Development Bill, Borno State Drugs and Other Medical Consumables Bill, Borno State Livestock Management Bill, and Borno Local Government Amendment Bill.
In Governor Zulum’s words, “The Social Investment Bill aims to deliver essential social services, including financial assistance and essential provisions, to those affected by the enduring Boko Haram insurgency.” He expressed his appreciation for the collaborative and harmonious relationship between the State House of Assembly and the executive branch.
Earlier, the Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. AbdulKarim Lawan, highlighted the composition of these bills, stating, “Among the nine bills being signed into law, three were initiated by the 9th Assembly, while the remaining six were introduced by the 10th Assembly, all of which have been successfully passed by the 10th Assembly.”