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Tai councillors end 2004 with 8 bills

Posted by By Alloy Khenom on 2005/01/19 | Views: 240 |

Tai councillors end 2004 with 8 bills


Shortly before Tai local government council vacated for the 2004 Christmas and New year break, its helmsman, Dr. (Hon.) Jacobson Nbina assented his signature to eight bills passed by the council's legislative arm into bye-laws.

Shortly before Tai local government council vacated for the 2004 Christmas and New year break, its helmsman, Dr. (Hon.) Jacobson Nbina assented his signature to eight bills passed by the council's legislative arm into bye-laws.

Performing the function during a crowded ceremony held at the Magistrate Court Hall, Saakpenwa, the council boss, Dr. (Hon.) Nbina explained why the council produced copies of the bye-laws in a codified form for distribution to the various organs and institutions of the local government area.

He told the crowd which included traditional heads, security agencies, opinion leaders, councillors, paramount rulers, CDCs, clergymen, women and youth leaders that they have the responsibility to inform their people correctly on the modus operandi of the existing laws, since "ignorance is not an excuse in the eyes of the law".

He made it clear that the bye-laws were neither targeted at any individual, group nor community rather, they are designed to make governance at the third-tier level less cumbersome and result oriented.

The eight bye-law now operative in tai are Domestic Animal (protection and control); Regulation and Registration of Markets; Motorcycle (traffic control); Tai local government revenue; Outdoor Advertisement (control and display fees); Waste Disposal (restriction and control); Registration of birth, death and marriage, and Embalmment of corpse (regulation and other related matters).

Dr. Nbina recalled that prior to the new laws, the area was governed by bye-laws and regulations from the old county and Local Government councils before the present Tai LGA was created on October 1 1996 from the defunct Tai/Eleme LGA (TELGA).

The council boss further urged the people to accept the promulgation of the bye-laws as a part of his administration's concern to improve and protect their socio-political, cultural, economic and environmental well-being through education and adherence to relevant authorities.

He commended the efforts of the council's Legislative Assembly under the leadership of Hon. Epbabari Ntor-Ue for their focus and commitment which, he said, has assisted greatly in the task of repositioning the LGA among the comity of councils in the country.

On the proposed scholarship scheme for Tai indigenes in higher institutions of learning in Nigeria, Dr. Nbina said the plan remains irrevocable, even as he warned the students to shun diabolical acts in their own interest, and society at large.

In another development, the council chairman, Dr. (Hon.) Jacobson Nbina has advised community leaders and people of Tai to regard the forthcoming head count exercise in the country as a significant step by government to find solution to the socio-economic problems facing the society.

Dr. Nbina made the remark while addressing a cross section of the people and leadership of the area on the significance of the exercise at Saakpenwa, headquarters of the LGA recently.

He advised them to show love and co-operation to officials that may be assigned for the job to ensure a successful head count exercise, even as he thanked those who had continued to assist in moving the LGA forward.
A late report from the area disclosed that Dr. Nbina has dissolved all functional committees in the council and would appoint new ones soon.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.