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Kogi Assembly passes 50 bills in 19 months

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The president of the Kogi State Assembly House, Prince Mathew Kolawole, says that the sixth assembly has approved more than 50 bills in 19 months.

Of these invoices, 40 were accepted by Governor Yahaya Bello.

Kolawole revealed it on Wednesday during the signing of 8 Governor bills.

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According to him, the sixth assembly under his supervision is determined to work with other branches of government and stakeholders to make laws that promote good governance in the state.

He said that many of the invoices were driven by revenue and were initiated by the executive to increase the state’s revenue base, and stressed that with the bills signed, the state will begin to witness unprecedented development.

He said there will be other bills awaiting approval next week for the Governor to attach his signature, adding that all of these are aimed at accelerating the development of the state.

According to him, the bills after the Governor’s approval will have a direct impact on the lives of citizens, noting that the bill establishes the establishment of the Kogi State Youth Development Commission, the implementation of youth policies sustainable and other related issues. with this, it would transform the state in the area of ​​youth development and encourage the state to access international donor funds.

He expressed his gratitude to Governor Bello for approving the bills and not allowing the efforts invested by the legislators to be in vain.

The bills approved by the Governor include a law to re-establish the administration of Kogi’s public service infrastructure, the Compliance Agency and other related matters and a law providing for the establishment of the State Youth Development Commission. de Kogi, Implementation of a sustainable youth policy and other related issues.

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Others are a bill to establish the Health Insurance Agency and other issues related to 2018, a law to establish the Agency for the development of mineral resources and other related issues, a law to re-enact the Law of Public audit of the State of Kogi and other related issues, and a law for the repeal and recall of the Kogi state primary health care development agency and other related issues.

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Others include a law to establish the Kogi Business Development Agency and other issues related to 2018 and the law to implement and establish funds for the development of the Kogi state for the development and development of sports and other issues to them connected.

Addressing journalists shortly after promulgating the laws, Governor Yahaya Bello said that, in view of the prevailing economic challenges, it was necessary to look inside to make the state economically sustainable, adding that bills signed as a law would help improve the generation base of income. of the state.

 

“We cannot continue to depend on federation account, hence the need to look inwards, efforts have been put in place to ensure we get this job done and we have centred these bills on the critical sector of our development which also has to do with youths and sports,” the Governor noted.