Kwara Assembly passes 10 Bills into law, 80 Resolutions within 18 months

The Kwara State House of Assembly under the leadership of the Speaker Dr Ali Ahmad has passed 10 Bills into law, since its inauguration 18 months ago.

The Chairman House Committee on Information, Social development, Tourism , Youth, Sports and Culture Hon. Saheed Popoola gave this indication at the weekend in Ilorin, during the weekly Media Interactive Session on the activities of the House.

Hon Popoola also disclosed that another 8 Bills are now on the verge of final passage, as they had passed through Second Reading while two other bills have just passed through first Reading.

The Bills that have been passed into law according to him were the State Revenue Administration ( Amendment) Bill, 2016, Secret Cult and Secret Societies in Kwara state (prohibition) Bill 2016, State Revenue Court( Amendment) Bill 2016, 2016 Appropriation Bill, State Compulsory, free Universal Basic Education ( Amendment) Bill 2016, the Chiefs (Appointment and Disposition ) Bill 2016, State Land Charge Court (Amendment) Bill 2016, Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Amendment Bill and Abubakar Shola Saraki( Amendment) Bill 2016.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Information further disclosed that another 8 bills had passed through Second Reading at the floor of the House.

They were the State Waste Management Agency Bill, Bill for a law on Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill, 2015, State Health Insurance Agency and Health Insurance Scheme 2016, State Teaching Service Commission (Amendment) Bill 2016 and People with Disabilities Bill 2016.

He said that the 8th Legislature under the leadership of Dr Ali Ahmad for the first time since the enthronement of democracy, initiated two private bills that had passed through Second Reading and assured that the House would not relent in providing a platform for people oriented governmence in the state, to further make democracy more meaningful to average Nigerians.

In his own contribution, a member of the Committee, Hon Adebayo Muhammed disclosed that the House had passed greater number of resolutions that had impacted positively on the people of the state and assured that the House would not relent in responding promptly to the yearnings of the people of the State.

Another member of the Committee Hon Victoria Bunmi Afolayan said constitutionally, the legislature was supposed to sit for 181 days in a year, said in the first session, the House sat for 243 days and had sat for 93 days in the second session which she said was just in the mid way.

She assured that the House would continue to take its legislative duty with all seriousness to further enhance good governance in the state and praised the leadership of the House for creating enabling environment for members to demonstrate their vibrancy which according to her had made the legislature to become a reference point in the country.