Victor Akinkuolie Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has signed six laws aimed at making lives more comfortable and meaningful for the people as well as enhance good governance in the state.
The Governor, who assented to the new laws in the presence of the Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, state law makers and members of the state executive council, commended the Legislators for performing their responsibility of making impactful laws for the use of the people and for the robust relationship with the executive.
Fayemi highlighted other laws being assented to including the law creating three additional local council development areas in Ekiti state; Ekiti State Economic Development Council (First Amendment Law) 2022; Ekiti State Polytechnic, Isan Ekiti Law, 2022; Ekiti State Audit Service Commission (second amendment law) 2022 and Ekiti State Legislative Fund Management (re-enactment law 2022).
According to the Governor, the law on Knowledge zone would provide an enabling environment for investors to thrive in the state, adding that his government has the desire to make the state foremost in digital technology and knowledge economy.
He added that the bill provided for structures and processes in the knowledge zone authority took into consideration all the likely issues of concern to average investors.
Fayemi affirmed that the Ekiti State Legislative Fund management law would enhance separation of power and allows the legislative arm to manage its own funds according to the budgetary allocation.
The Governor further commended the law makers for living up to their constitutional responsibilities of legislation, representation, appropriation and oversight urging them to continue the good work with the interest of the people at the back of their minds. He also called on Ekiti people to continue to support the people-oriented assembly to enable it continue to discharge their constitutional and legislative duties in the overall interest of the people.
Fayemi, who noted that the three arms of government worked in synergy with one another to achieve good governance, peace and harmony of the state added that the bills were independently passed by the legislature as part of their function in making sure that things are properly done within the ambit of the law.
The Speaker, who disclosed that the Assembly has passed 88 bills into law in the last four years noted that the bill were made to enhance good governance and bring all round improvement to the lives of the people.