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KWHA passes 10 bills into law, 80 resolutions in 18 months



speaker-2The leadership of 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 government 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.




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