By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
Ondo State House of Assembly has said that most of the bills passed into law have no doubt given succour and comfort to the people of the State.
The Chairman House Committee on Information,Youth and Sports Development, Gbenga Omole stated this at a valedictory Media chats with journalists declared open by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun who was represented by his Deputy, Samuel Aderoboye held at the Assembly Complex in Akure.
While informing that over 63 bills were passed into law by the 9th Assembly in the last four years, he 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.
The bills he mentioned to include, a law to regulate rearing and grazing of livestock otherwise known as the Anti-Grazing Law, the Annual Appropriation bill, among others.
He said “We are here to give account of our stewardship to the good people of Ondo State, particularly in our efforts towards bringing smiles to the faces of the citizens.
“As lawmakers representing our various Constituencies, we are duty bound to carry out our statutory legislative activities which are, lawmaking, representation and oversight functions.
Omole who posited that the 9th Assembly is not a rubber stamp as being insinuated by some people, noted that the Lawmakers collaborated with the executive arm to fastrack development and ensure peace in the interest of the people.
He identified anti- gracing law and Amotekun Corps law as the most challenging before the House could passed them , which he affirmed are important bills to the people.
” I want to appreciate the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,for his various landmark achievements in the State using his political will and passion for development has no doubt contributed in no small measure to encourage us in recording and consummating all these goals.
“The Assembly Complex today is wearing a new look and we are proud that the total overhaul of the complex happened during our time.As the 9th Assembly is gradually winding down, it is our hope that the 10th Assembly will take it further from where we stop and continue to make the Sun to shine”.
He thanked the people of the State for their support to the 9th assembly and urged them to extend the tentacle of support to the 10th Assembly for more development.
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