by Juliana Katung, Kaduna
The Kaduna state House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to substitute the Kaduna state agency for community and social development law No.16 of 2016.
The law, enacted by the Assembly, aims at improving the social and economic conditions of the populace at the grassroots level by promoting prompt delivery services geared towards poverty reduction in the state.
Presiding over the sitting, Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Isaac Auta, said the law is also geared towards increasing the capacity of communities to participate in community projects.
In a related development, the Assembly also passed a law to amend the state Pensions Reform No.2 of 2016.
Some of the amended sections stated thus, “Failure to remit by an employer of accrued right in their entirety shall not disentitle any retiree from accessing his accrued right from the pools, as such non-remittance shall be treated as redeemable liability on the part of the employer.”
They also stipulated that, “For the purpose of the law, the sum total of the contributions from the employer and employee, while notionally reflecting individual retirement, savings accounts shall at all time constitute the poop funds for the purpose of settling liabilities due under the law as aforesaid, among other sections.”
The House, however, adjourned the sitting to 20th August, 2020, to allow the members to seat at committee level to prepare reports of Penal Code Law.