Ogun Assembly passes judicial funds management bill, three others scale first reading

Ogun State House of Assembly has passed the State Judiciary Funds Management Law, 2021, with three other bills scaling first reading.

The passage of the bill title: “H.B. No. 068./OG/2020- A Bill for a law to make provision for the Ogun State Judiciary Funds Management and other Matters connected therewith, 2021”, followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation by its Chairman, Kunle Sobunkanla at a session presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo.

Sobunkanla, thereafter moved the motion for the adoption of the report, seconded by Ganiyu Oyedeji and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote.

The bill was later read and adopted clause-by-clause by the lawmakers, after which the motion for the third reading was moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by Solomon Osho, leading to the third reading of the bill by the Clerk of the House and Head of Legislative Services, Deji Adeyemo.

Responding, Speaker Oluomo directed that the clean copy the bill be transmitted to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his assent.

In a related development, three other bills including H.B. No. 065/OG/2021- The Ogun State Fiscal Responsibility Commission (Amendment) Law, 2021, H.B. No. 066/OG/2021- The Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, Omu-Ajose, Law, 2021 and H.B. No. 069/OG/2021- Obas and Chiefs, Council of Obas and Traditional Council Law of Ogun State, 2021 equally scaled first reading at the plenary.

Members of the Assembly have also marked their 2nd year in office with a stock of their mid term activities calling for the implementation of more infrastructural projects, especially road construction and rehabilitation in their respective constituencies.

The presentation began with lawmakers from Ogun West Senatorial District including the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, Adegoke Adeyanju, Bolanle Ajayi, Wahab Haruna, Musefiu Lamidi and Jemili Akingbade, who took turn to make their remarks at the plenary session presided by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The legislayor, who lauded their constituents for the opportunity to serve as their representatives in the Ninth Legislature, sought for the release of constituency project allowance to enable them implement projects to complement the existing infrastructure put in place by the state government in their constituencies.

Decrying the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the State’s economy and the farmer-herders class on the socio-economic status of the district, the lawmakers lauded Gov. Abiodun and Speaker Oluomo for their visionary and responsive leadership style at the helms of affairs in the executive and legislative arms respectively.

Acknowledging the roles of the management and members of staff of the Assembly in the success recorded so far by the lawmakers, they reassured their constituents of more quality representations through people oriented bills and other infrastructural projects.

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