Naija News understands that the Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, announced the development during plenary in Lafia on Friday after the assembly passed the bill to amend the Nasarawa State Local Government Amendment Law 2018, NAN reports.
The speaker said the House gave the bill accelerated passage considering the importance of traditional institution towards the maintenance of peace and for societal development.
Balarabe-Abdullahi said the governor had sought the approval of the assembly for the creation of Gudi, Musha, Gitata and Gude chiefdom with third-class status.
“Gudi chiefdom to be carved out of Ngah chiefdom in Akwanga Local Government Area (LGA), Musha chiefdom to be carved out of Migili chiefdom in Obi LGA.
“And Gitata and Gude chiefdom to be carved out of Karu and Obi Local Government Areas of the state respectively, all with third-class status.
“The governor said that the creation of the additional chiefdoms in the state was in line with the power vested on him by the constitution as well as was in line with the State Local Government Amendment Law.”
The speaker explained that the House approved the governor’s request in order to give the affected communities senses of belonging and to enable them to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
Balarabe-Abdullahi, then, directed the clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the governor’s assent.
Earlier, the Majority Leader, Tanko Tunga, who read the governor’s letter and moved a motion for the amendment to the Local government Law 2018 at plenary, solicited the support of his colleagues to give the amended bill accelerated passage in order to grant the executive request.
Tunga said with the creation of the additional chiefdom would foster peace and development within the various communities in the state.
The Minority Leader of the House, Alhaji Mohammed Okpede, (PDP-Doma North), seconded the motion for the speedy passage of the bill.
The House unanimously passed the bill, thereby approving Governor Al-Makura’s request.