BAYELSA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (AMENDMENT NO.6) LAW, 2012

16 Apr

GOVERNMENT OF BAYELSA STATE OF NIGERIA

BAYELSA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (AMENDMENT NO.6) LAW, 2012

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTIONS

  1. Amendment of Bayelsa State Local Government Law, 2000 as amended.
  2. Amendment of Section 46 of the principal law as amended
  3. Amendment of Section 46 of the principal law by inserting a new section 46B dealing with vacancy in the office of a member
  4. Amendment of Section 48 of the Principal Law as amended
  5. Short title and commencement

 

 

GOVERNMENT OF BAYELSA STATE OF NIGERIA

BAYELSA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (AMENDMENT NO.6) LAW, 2012

A LAW to provide for the further amendment of the Bayelsa State Local Government Law, 2000 and other matters connected therewith.

Commencement          (                                                                       )

BE IT ENACTED by the House of Assembly of Bayelsa State of Nigeria and by the Authority of same as follows:

Amendment of Bayelsa State Local Government Law, 2000 as amended

 

1.

The Bayelsa State Local Government Law, 2000 (hereinafter called the Principal Law) is further amended as set out hereunder.

Amendment of section 46 of the principal law as amended

 

2.

Section 46 of the Principal Law as amended is hereby appealed and in its place a new section 46A and B is hereby provided as follows-

Imposition of the commission

 

‘46A

(1)             The Service Commission shall comprise-

(a)  A Chairman; and

 

(b) Seven other members

 

(2)             The members shall –

(a)  In the opinion of the Governor, be persons of unquestionable integrity; and

 

(b) Be nominated by the Government from each local Government Area of the State and such nomination shall be confirmed by a simple majority of the House of Assembly.

 

(3)             Any person appointed pursuant to subsection (2) of this section shall hold office for a period of four years from the date of his appointment and may be eligible for re-appointment for another term of four years.

 

(4)             There shall be a Secretary to the Commission who shall serve as Secretary and such a person shall be drawn or appointed by the Governor from the Local Government Service who shall at least be on Grade Level Sixteen.

 

Provided that where a person has been appointed from a Public Service of the Federation or a State he shall be entitled to return to the Public Service of the Federation or of the State.

 

(5)             There shall be paid to members of the Board and other committee such remuneration and allowance as are applicable to other Government Agencies and commission or as the Board may with the approval of the Governor determine.

 

Amendment of section 46 of the principal law by inserting a new section 46B dealing with vacancy in the office of a member.

3.

‘46B. The office of the Chairman or a member of the Board shall become vacant if-

(a)              He resigns his office by notice in writing and addressed to the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State.

 

(b)             He was removed from office by the Executive Governor of the State for reason of gross-misconduct or non-performance; or

 

(c)              He is incapable of performing the functions of his office by reason of disease or infirmity and has been so declared by a qualified medical practitioner’.

 

Amendment of Section 48 of the Principal Law as amended

4.

Section 48(3) of the Bayelsa State Local Government Law, 2000 as amended is hereby repealed and in its place a new subsection 3 is provided as follows-

 

48(3) The Allocation Committee shall comprise –

(a)  The Commissioner, Ministry of Local Government as Chairman

 

(b) Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government

 

(c)  Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government

 

(d) The Chairman of each Local Government Council in the State.

 

(e)  The Chairman, Local Government Service Commission.

 

(f)   Executive Secretary, SUBEB.

 

(g)  Representative of the Accountant General of the State.

 

(h) The treasurer of each Local Government Council in the State.

 

 

Short Title and Commencement

5.

This Law may be cited as the Local Government (Amendment No. 6) Law and shall come into force on the ……………… day of……………. 2012.

 


 

This printed impression has been carefully compared by me with the Bill which has passed the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and found by me to be a true and correctly printed copy of the said Bill.

 

 

…………………………………………….

Mr. AARON NICODEMUS TIMIYE

Clerk of the House

 

 

Assented the …………………………. day of …………………. 2012

 

 

 

…………………………………………………….

HON. HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON

Governor of Bayelsa State

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One Response to “BAYELSA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (AMENDMENT NO.6) LAW, 2012”

  1. Oweifiye Enebraye Ernest Richard January 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Why has the commission not up till now answered those that apply for conversion and upgrading .

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