Umo Eno Presents 4 Bills to AKHA, Focusing on Local Governance and Dev’t

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…Paving the Way for Transformation and Growth

In a proactive move towards enhancing local governance, peacekeeping, and data-driven decision-making, Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom state has sent four bills to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA). These bills cover a range of critical areas to foster development and progress within the state NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered.

The Residency of Local Government Chairmen Bill. The first bill proposes a law that mandates the Chairmen of Local Government Councils in Akwa Ibom to reside within their respective local government areas during their tenure in office. This measure is aimed at ensuring more direct and focused governance at the grassroots level, fostering greater connection between local leaders and the communities they serve.

Ibom Peace Corps Establishment Bill. The second bill aims to establish the Ibom Peace Corps, an organisation dedicated to promoting and maintaining peace within the state. The proposed corps would play a vital role in conflict resolution, community engagement, and other initiatives to ensure a harmonious living environment for all residents of Akwa Ibom.

Special Provisions for Statutory Boards Bill. The third bill seeks to enact special provisions for statutory boards within the State. These provisions would define the roles, responsibilities, and operating frameworks of these boards, ensuring that they function effectively to contribute to the state’s development objectives.

Akwa Ibom State Bureau of Statistics Bill. The fourth bill centers on data-driven governance by proposing the establishment of the Akwa Ibom State Bureau of Statistics and the Akwa Ibom State Statistical System. This move reflects the importance of accurate data in policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation.

These bills, presented to the AKHA, signify Governor Umo Eno’s commitment to steering the state towards progress, innovation, and better governance. If passed and enacted into law, these measures are expected to enhance local representation, peacekeeping efforts, governance efficiency, and evidence-based decision-making processes.

The announcement of these bills underlines the administration’s determination to create an environment conducive to development, social harmony, and transparent governance. The governor’s strategic focus on diverse sectors of governance further underscores Akwa Ibom State’s resolve to take its place on the global stage.