Ondo 9th Assembly Passes 63 Bills into Law in 4years By Awodeyi Elizabeth The Ondo State House of Assembly has declared that the 9th Assembly h
Ondo 9th Assembly Passes 63 Bills into Law in 4years
By Awodeyi Elizabeth
The Ondo State House of Assembly has declared that the 9th Assembly has passed over 63 bills into laws in the last four years.
The Chairman House Committee on Information,Youth and Sports Development, Hon Gbenga Omole made this known at a valedictory Media chats with journalists which was declared open by the Speaker,Rt Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun who was represented by his Deputy, Rt Hon Samuel Aderoboye held at the Assembly Complex in Akure.
The chairman who informed that over 63 bills were passed into law by the 9th Assembly in the last four years, said the bills have no doubt contributed to the general wellbeing and social economy status of the people of the State.
He mentioned some of the important bills to include, a bill for a law to raise the retirement age of Professors, academic and non-academic staff in the State owned Tertiary Institutions,a bill for a law to establish the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps to strengthen security in the State, Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law,
Also, a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of Ondo State Security Trust Fund,a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of an independent office of the Auditor-General and provide for the audit of public Accounts, bill for a law to amend the law for Ondo State Educational Endowment Fund.
And A bill for a law to amend the law for Ondo State Educational Endowment Fund Amendment Law. A bill for a law to regulate rearing and grazing of livestock otherwise known as the Anti-Grazing Law. And of course the Annual Appropriation bill, and many more.
The Committee Chairman said, the House identified Anti-grazing law and Amotekun Corps law as the most challenging before the Assembly passed them.
The Lawmaker who appreciated the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON for his various landmark achievements in the State, noted that the contributions has encouraged the lawmakers in recording and consunmmating all these goals.
Omole who affirmed that the 9th Assembly lawmakers are not rubber-stamp as being painted by some people, said the 9th assembly has a robust relationship with the Executive Arm for the development of the state and the citizens.
He emphasised the need for a cordial relationship between the executive and the 10th Assembly for accelerated state development.
“The assembly complex is wearing a new look, and we are proud that the overhaul of the complex happened during our time,” he stated.
While appreciating the people of the state for their support to the 9th Assembly, Omole solicited for more support for the 10th Assembly to move the state forward.