Kwara State House of Assembly has urged the National Assembly members
from the State and the State Government to intervene and ensure that the
North Central Zonal Headquarters of National Health lnsurance Scheme
(NHIS) was not relocated out of the state.
This followed a
Matter of Urgent Public Importance raised by a member representing
Owode/Onire Constituency Hon. Abdulrasheed Taiwo Abdullahi on the
alleged attempt by the NHIS to relocate its North Central zonal headquarters to Abuja .
Reading the resolutions of the House, the Deputy speaker, Elder
Matthew Okedare who presided over today's sitting expressed
displeasure over the matter raised, and called on the state government
and National Assembly Members from the state to wade in with a view to
halting the relocation bid.
Other members who spoke on the
Matter raised, condemned the alleged act noting that this was not the
first time such measure would be taken against the state.
They however insisted that each federating unit making up the country
should have federal government presence in the interest of equity and
Hon.Abdullahi had while raising the Matter of
Urgent Public lmportance disclosed that effort was on, by the management
of the the NHIS to relocate its North Central zonal headquarters from
Ilorin to the Federal Capital Territory.
The Legislator who
said that the relocation bid would not only compound unemployment
problem in the state, but would adversely affect the Internally
Generated Revenue of state through Pay As You Earn tax.
House also today urged the state Government to direct the state
Ministries of Water Resources and Energy to respectively provide bore
holes and energise transformer provided for Idi-Igba -Were Community in
Ilorin East Local Government of the State.
This followed a
Matter of General Public Importance raised by a member representing
Share/Okeode Constituency Hon.Jimoh Akanni Abdulrahman on the plight of
about 5,000 inhabitants of Idi-Igba Were Community in Ilorin East Local
Government Area of the State.