The Kwara State House of
Assembly, on Thursday passed two major bills that are expected to have
significant impact on the wellbeing on the down trodden and people with
Disabilities in the state.
The bills include a bill for a law to
repeal the Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme Law 2017 and to
establish the State Health Insurance Agency and the State Health
This is aimed at providing access to affordable healthcare for all residents of the state.
The second bill, aimed at amending the People with Disabilities Law
2017, to provide responsibilities for Commissioner and other government
officials with a view to ensuring better implementation of the law for
the targeted people with disabilities in the state.
of the House Committee on Health and Environment Hon Ahmed Ibn Mohammed
and his counterpart in Commerce and Cooperatives, Industry and Solid
Minerals, Women Affairs and Social Development Committee, Hajia Aishat
Ibrahim had while presenting their reports before the parliament
expressed desirability for the passage of the two bills into law, for
the benefits of the people of the State.
The Deputy Speaker Elder
Matthew Okedare, who called on the Clerk of the House, Alhaji Ahmed
Katsina Mohammed, to read the two bills for the third time, directed him
to prepare clean copy of the bills for the Governor's assent.
Meanwhile, the House at its sitting, observed a minute silence in honour
of the member of the 7th legislature of the State House of Assembly,
Hon. Hamidu Giwa Afolabi, who died last month at the age of 64 years.