Kogi Assembly Passes Two Bills Into Law

The Kogi State House of Assembly has passed two bills in to law.

The bills include, a bill for a law to establish magistrate courts and appoint magistrates and a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Reference Hospital, Okene

While a bill for a law on Agricultural Produce within Kogi state was asked to be returned to the state ministry of justice for redrafting and a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara was stepped down as members could not agree on percentage charges to be deducted from the Local Governments and Board of Internal Revenue for its funding.

The passage of the bills followed the clause by clause consideration by the committee of the whole house.

Both bills which are all geared towards taking the state to the next level passed through public hearing were imputes was made by relevant stakeholders.

The Speaker Prince Mathew Kolawole in his progress report maintained that the bills were legally acceptable as amendments had been made for their passage and easy implementation.

Meanwhile a bill for a law to establish the Kogi State Mortgage Board and to regulate Mortgage Institutions, Foreclosure and enforcement of Mortgages in Real Property and for other connected purposes twenty twenty passed second reading on the floor of the house.

The speaker however committed the bill to the joint house committee on judicial and justice and finance for further legislative consideration.

Sunny Adebija/Kogi

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