By Usman Gwadabe
Kano State House of Assembly has passed the State Multi Door Court House Bill, 2021 into law.
The passage of the bill was sequel to deliberations by the lawmakers in the committee of the whole House on Wednesday.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, the Majority Leader, Hon. Labaran Abdul Madari explained that the law would go a long way in promoting alternative dispute resolution and decongesting correctional centers.
He revealed that the multi door courts would be established across the metropolis local government areas to oversee civil cases, noting that “criminal cases are excluded from the multi door courts.”
Meanwhile, the House has adopted a report in respect of Kano Roads and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), amendment law 2022.
Presenting the report, Chairman House Standing Committee on Housing and Transport, Alhaji Mudassir Zawaciki said the 11-member committee stressed that, the new law would pave way for the traffic agency to sanction drivers found guilty of parking trailers in residential areas, in addition ensuring that motorists abide by traffic rules and regulations.
In related development, the House approved and confirmed the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Umar (rtd) and Barr. Jamila Sani Garko as members of the state Judicial Service Commission.
The approval followed the adoption of a report presentation by Vice Chairman House Standing Committee on Judiciary, Hon. Muazzam El-Yakub, which screened and recommended the appointment of the two nominees.
In another development, the House directed the House Standing Committee on Sports to swing into action and investigate the genesis bedeviling Kano Pillars Football Club and report back to it within two weeks.
This followed a matter of urgent public importance presented to the House by the Chairman House Standing Committee and member representing Rano Constituency, Hon. Nurudden Ahmad Alhassan to the House.
The House extensively deliberated on the matter and directed the committee to investigate.
It could be recalled that the Kano Pillars suffered series of setbacks which forced them to the relegation side in the nation.