Gov Uba Sani Signs New Bills Into Law

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Fresh laws in Kaduna State has been approved by Governor Uba Sani one of which is the Provisions for the Development of Tech-Enabled Start-Ups and Other Related Matters bill, 2023, according to a statement made on Monday by the governor’s chief press secretary, Muhammad Shehu Molash.

The laws, according to the press secretary, aims to foster an environment that will facilitate government and private sector actions to expand employment possibilities, raise production standards, foster innovation, and enhance commerce in the state.

The Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, the Commissioners for Business and Innovation, Finance, Planning and Budget, and other pertinent ministries of government have also been appointed to the Kaduna State Council for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

“Law to Repeal the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency Law, No. 17 of 2015 and to Enact the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency Law, 2023 and for Other Matters Connected Therewith.

“The purpose of the law is essentially to reposition the State’s investment drive through the provision of a regulatory framework for investment promotion and to most importantly allow for investments through public-private partnerships with the introduction of a new Part V, Sections 23 – 32 which was not provided in the old law.” It said

Other bills signed into law include; Law to Amend the Provisions Relating to Fines and Penalties in Laws of Kaduna State 2023.

The purpose of the law is to amend fines and penalties in the various laws of Kaduna State to bring them in conformity with the reforms and present reality.

” A Law to Make Provisions for Public Health in the State and for Other Related Purposes 2023.

“The purpose of the law is to improve the public safety of the people of Kaduna State from health threats, prevent diseases and strive for a healthy population. The law has increased certain standards in the area of food and safety, occupation health and safety, with reviewed sanctions for contravention.

“A Law to Provide for a Social Security Scheme in the State and for Connected Matters 2023.

“The purpose of the law is to institutionalize the social investment programmes by providing a social safety net that will help to reduce poverty, assist indigent individuals and ensure all residents of the state have access to effective, quality and affordable healthcare.” It said

“The Law established an Administration responsible for contributory pension, contributory health and social investments in the State, with a Governing Board which comprises the Executive Chairman, and five other executive secretaries who shall be responsible for the following: (1) Contributory Pensions (2) Contributory Health (3) Social Assistance (4) Legal Service and Secretariat.” The statement further said