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Friday, December 9, 2022

ODHA passes bill establishing AISA into law

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo

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A bill to amend the establishment of the Ondo State Agricultural Imputs Supply Agency law 2022 was yesterday passed into law by the State House of Assembly.

the passage followed the submission of report by the Chairman House Committee on Agriculture, Taofik Mohammed for consideration and approval at a plenary, presided over by the Speaker , Bamidele Oleyelogun.

The bill had weeks ago, been debated and was committed to the committee for proper examination.

Presenting the report, Mr. Mohammed explained that bill would address the grey areas in the principal law and assist the agency in conforming with modern principles as regards to inputs like the chemical, fertilizers and other equipments.

He said the bill would also assist in boosting the ability of the agency to collaborate with research institutes within and outside the country.

The Majority Leader Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi then moved the motion for the bills to be passed into law, and was seconded by the Lawmaker representing Akoko South West 1, Olugbenga Omole.

After the lawmakers unanimously agreed in a voice vote, the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun ruled for the bill to become law. The Speaker while appreciating the State  lawmakers and the committee on Agriculture for doing a thorough job, said that the new law when assented to, would ensure food sufficiency in the State.

Also, bills for a law to provide for the establishment of the Ondo State Security Trust Fund and other Matters 2022 and the Ondo State education endowment fund amendment law 2022 were committed to the respective committees on security and education for proper assessment after scaling second readings.

Consequently, a request for confirmation of nominees as Commissioners recently sent to the House by the State government was read on the floor of the house by the Clerk, Benjamin Jayeola and was committed to the House Committee on selection for proper scrutiny.

Thereafter, plenary was adjourned to Thursday, 7th 2022.

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