Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed the State Advisory on prerogative of Mercy Bill, 2012.
The bill was passed after going through the third reading at the House plenary. The lawmakers said the bill would assist in decongesting prisons in
the State, adding that it will allow the constitution of a board on prerogative of mercy in line with section 212 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The passage of the bill brings to number thirty eight bills passed by the Fourth Assembly. In another development, participants at a public hearing on the State Board of Internal Revenue Bill have canvassed for a speedy passage of the bill.
The bill, seeks to make provision for administration and collection of revenue due to government of Ekiti State and Local Government Councils. Participants at the hearing that cut across corporate organizations and individuals were of the opinion that the passage of the bill would enhance activities of the State Board of Internal Revenue.
In his response, the Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Ayodeji Odu said the essence of the Hearing was to allow stakeholders make inputs into the bill before passage.
Hon. Odu promised that the House would do justice to their submissions.
Last modified: November 9, 2012