Anambra enacts LG elections, 10 other laws
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Anambra enacts LG elections, 10 other laws

From Our Correspondent, Awka

On Wednesday, Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra signed the State’s Electoral bill for the conduct of the Local Government election and 10 other bills into Law.

TheNewsZenith reports that the bills include the Anambra State Electoral Law 2024, Touting Prohibition Law 2024 and Secret Cult and Similar Activities Prohibition Law, 2024.

Gov. Charles Soludo of Anambra State signed 11 new laws on Wednesday in Awka


Other laws enacted are Health Facilities and Accreditation Agency Law, 2024, Peace Building and Conflict Management Agency and, the Anambra State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission Law, 2024.

Also enacted were the Market Safety and Protection Law 2024, the Trafficking in Person Prohibition Law 2024 and the Anambra State Private Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery Law 2024.

Soludo also signed the Amended Anambra State House of Assembly Service Commission Law 2021 and Revenue Administration (Consolidand Harmonisation) Law 2024 bills into law.

The governor said the laws which would strengthen governance in the state should be obeyed to avoid prosecution.

On the state electoral law, he said it would lay the foundation for organising and conducting Local Government Area elections.

According to him, the extant law his administration met was rickety. He added that there was a need to make a law that was in tune with the times.

“We will subsequently set up the electoral commission. The commission will announce the date and time for the local government election.

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“This is a promise made and a promise kept.

“We have not had a local government election in more than 10 years.

“The government will strengthen infrastructure and basic institutions to have a credible election.

“I’m excited that we are moving forward to have this foundation. The goal is to reform the local government system to make it viable for new administrations,” Soludo said.

He commended the state lawmakers for living up to their patriotic duty for the good of the people.

“This assembly is one of the most hardworking and productive in Nigeria. Enacting the laws shows that they are responsive to the needs of the people,” he said.,%20I’

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