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ODHA amends Pension Law

ODHA amends Pension Law

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
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A bill for a law to amend the Ondo State pension reform law 2014 to reflect specific areas of the law which are at variance with the Pension reform act, 2014 has been passed into law.

At a plenary sitting of the state house of assembly yesterday which was presided over by the Speaker, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun, the Speaker  committed the bill to the committee of the whole house where what is at variance were corrected through a protected debate and joint work by all the lawmakers.

The Speaker noted that the Pension act was signed into law in the year 2004 at the federal level and was domesticated in the state in the year 2014.

The Speaker however said that some part of the bill between the federal and the state were at variance and those differences were corrected to smoothen the operation and be on the same page.

The Speaker said that the ammendment are justifable.He posited that the Ondo State 2014 pension reform law and the 2019 to coexist to regulate pension matters,

To this end, those area amended were passed into law by the house.

The majority leader of the house, representing Akoko North West 1 state constituency, Mr Jamiu Maito moved the motion for the bill to pass through third reading and at the same time be passed into law.The motion was seconded by a lawmaker representing Okiti-Pupa state constituency 1, Mr Akintomide Akinrogunde.

Consequently, a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Ondo State primary health care development agency and for a matters connected therewith scaled through second reading after a protracted debate by the lawmakers and at the same time committed to the house committee on health for scrutiny and to report back to the house in the next two weeks.

Speaking on the primary health care bill, the lawmakers stressed the need for primary health care to be strengthened as it is the closest to the people at the grassroot.

They noted that primary health care need to stand on its own for proper coordination and monitoring as well as to function well in order to ensure effective service delivery.

The house adorned plenary sitting to Wednesday 6th November 2019.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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