Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has signed into law three bills passed by the Niger State House of Assembly.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary of the Governor, Mary Noel-Berje, said the bills include the Niger State Tertiary Institutions Law, with an operational date starting from the 8th of May 2019.
The new law increases the retirement age of Academic Staff of the State-owned tertiary institutions from 60 years to 65 years.
The academic staff that have attained 60 years before the commencement date of the law and in active service or employed after, shall enjoy the provision of the law.
Another bill assented to is the Legislative House (Powers and Privileges) Law 2019, which has operational date from 21st January 2020.
The law empowers the Legislators to invite any member of the public for questioning and that no criminal or civil proceeding shall be instituted against a member either in written or spoken at the plenary session or committee proceedings of the House.
Also assented to is the Niger State Water and Sewage Corporation Law, 2020 which shall come into effect from the 25th of March 2020.
The essence of the water and sewage corporation law is to achieve a sustainable water system development in the State.