Kwara Assembly passes 14 Bills in two years

***Gov describes them as patriots

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

Kwara State House of Assembly while giving its scorecard has disclosed that it passed a total of 14 Bills in the last two legislative years.

In the same vein, during the period under review, the House said it also considered 29 Reports, while 32 Motions were moved with resolutions passed on them.

The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, disclosed this during a Special Plenary marking the second anniversary of the 9th legislature in the state.

Danladi-Salihu said: “The lawmakers have always ensured that considerations and passages of all Money Bills, especially the Appropriation Bills, conformed with the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state and as well meet international standards.

“Besides, the House has also ensured that all Bills and other legislative functions affecting key sectors such as health, education, social security, youth employment and job creation, land and housing, commerce, women affairs, people with disability, child rights, works and transport, received the desired attention.

“Also, we did not leave provision of infrastructure solely in the hands of the Executive as we facilitated in our various constituencies construction of classrooms and health facilities, sank boreholes, opened up rural roads etc., under the Grassroots Development Project, an initiative of the present administration in the State that commenced in 2020.

“All the projects under this initiative have been completed and delivered for the use of our people.

“I must admit that the feats recorded by this 9th Legislature in the last two years in office were as a result of the dedication, loyalty and zeal of the management and staff of this Assembly under the Clerk and the crops of staff.

“Today is indeed a historic day in the life of this 9th Legislature in Kwara State. It is significant because it marks the completion of the first half and the beginning of another Legislative year.”

Meanwhile, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated members of the Assembly on the second anniversary as lawmakers, describing them as patriots who have shown adequate understanding of the developmental needs of the state and are making sacrifices required to pull through the phase.



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