Cross River House of Assembly
The Cross River House of Assembly, on Thursday, passed the State Assembly Service Commission Amendment Bill, 2024.
Representing Akamkpa Constituency II, Mr Linus Etim, said that the amendment would address discrepancies in the old law.
The sponsor of the bill, Etim, revealed that with the amendment, the discrepancies in the rights of the Deputy Clerk and the Clerk of the House had been addressed.
He stated that the bill was also aimed at equating the positions of assembly clerk and deputy clerk with the roles of permanent secretaries.
The sponsor of the bill said; ”The adjustments in the bill will grant the speaker of the assembly the powers to recommend the appointment of the clerk.
”The bill also streamlines the decision-making process within the legislative body,” he noted.
In a similar development, Mr Francis Asuquo, representing Odukpani Constituency, while supporting the amendment, described the changes as well thought-out and a step in the right direction.
The Speaker, Mr Elvert Ayambem, therefore reiterated the assembly’s dedication to rectifying all the abnormalities in the extant laws of the state.