By Kassim Kola Adeyemi
Lokoja – Governor, Yahaya Bello, of Kogi State on Monday signed into law, five bills recently passed by the state House of Assembly.
The brief signing ceremony took place at the EXCO Hall of the Government House, Lokoja.
A statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogu Mohammed said the event was witnessed by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole, the Attorney -General and Commissioner for Justice, Mohammed Ibrahim (SAN), Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Dr. Ayoade Arike Folashade and other eminent persons.
The bills signed into law by the governor are ; “1. A law to establish the Glory College of Health Science and Technology, Oke-Bukun, and other related matters (2023).
2. A law to provide for the retirement of teachers in Kogi State and other related matters (2023).
3. A law to establish the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board (KOSRFMAB) for the management, planning, development, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and maintenance of Class “B,” Class “C,” and Class “D” roads in Kogi State and other related matters (2023).
4. A law to provide for the peaceful celebration of Ebira traditional and cultural festivals in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State and other related matters (2023) to advance cultural development and maintain peace and security during cultural festivals and 5. Kogi State Rural Access Roads Agency, RARA which is aimed at managing, developing, rehabilitating, reconstructing and maintenance of Class “C” and Class “D” roads in the State. ”
Speaking at the event, Bello
described the bill signing event as unprecedented and a milestone in the state’s history.
He emphasised the importance of the bills in improving rural infrastructure and economic transformation of the state.
The governor expressed his administration’s strong commitment to rural development and praised the Kogi State House of Assembly for its exceptional performance.
“We have never had it this good in the history of the State House of Assembly,” he said.
He expressed his gratitude to Kolawole and other principal officers of the House.
Bello acknowledged the harmony, synergy, integration, and co-operation among the various arms of government under his leadership.
He also commended the state Attorney- General for meticulously reviewing the bills to ensure their compliance with existing laws of the country.
He then affirmed his administration’s dedication to taking the state to greater heights.
Kolawole, in his remarks, expressed delight that the bills were not just passed but also signed into law.
He commended Governor Bello for fostering a peaceful atmosphere and promoting a harmonious working relationship between the executive and the legislature.(vitalnewsngr.com)
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