By Seyifunmi Odunuga
The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed three bills into law.
The bills are the Oyo State Pension Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the Mineral Development Agency (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Local Government (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The three bills were passed after the clause by clause consideration of the Committee reports.
The member representing Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere State Constituency who read the report of the Ad-hoc Committee that considered the Oyo State Pension Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021 said the amendment was aimed at further improving the welfare of Pensioners across Oyo State.
He said this was in line with the resolve of Governor Seyi Makinde to continue to better the lots of the Oyo State retirees.
Also presenting the report of the Ad-hoc Committee that worked on the Mineral Development Agency (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021, Hon Kazeem Olayanju (Irepo/Olohunsogo) said the move was to ensure total regulation of mining activities in Oyo State such that it will benefit the State, host communities and the Miners.
While reading the report of the Ad-hoc Committee that considered the Local Government (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021, Hon Bamidele Adeola (Iseyin/Itesiwaju) explained that the amendment was to cater for the creation of more departments for effective and effective service delivery in all Local Government councils across the State.
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin who presided over Tuesday plenary said the passage of three bills in a day was another testimony to the fact that the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly was setting a new record in terms of several bills passage in just a little above 2years of the inauguration of Assembly.
“This brought to seventy-five the total number of bills passed by the House of Assembly in a little above two years. We will not relent until we are able to set an outstanding record for this Assembly and others coming behind. ” He said.