Oyo Assembly passed 70 bills in 4 years – Speaker

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The Oyo State House of Assembly on Friday said it considered 87 bills and passed 70 of the bills between 2015 and 2019.

The house also disclosed that 17 of the bills were under-going legislative scrutiny with various committees in the last four years.

Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Olagunju Ojo, disclosed these during the valedictory session of the lawmakers in Ibadan, the state capital.

DAILY POST gathered that the 8th Assembly was inaugurated on June 10, 2015.

Ojo, while speaking, thanked God for preserving the lives of members of the assembly and commended the lawmakers for a peaceful tenure.

According to him, the lawmakers are proactive and visionary in their actions hence, they are able to enact laws that addressed many challenges within the state.

Ojo said, “We looked into security, health, education, environment, works and transport, housing and ecology to mention a few.

“Some of the laws are Oyo State Kidnapping (Prohibition) 2015, Oyo State Education Trust Fund Law 2016, Oyo State HIV and AIDS Law 2016, Oyo State Health Insurance Agency Law 2016, Violence Against Women Law 2016″.

He said that their mission on assumption of office was to garner their wealth of experience and instrument of the legislature to turn around the fortunes of the state.

“How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. This verse aptly describes the relationship within the members of the eight assembly.

“This valedictory sitting calls for bountiful thanks and appreciation to our maker, who has been our help for ages.

“By His grace we were able to effectively perform our legislative functions with high level of patriotism”.

The speaker noted that the journey has not been a smooth one, as there were some challenges.

“We had some hiccups, which were surmounted; thanks to the doggedness and unity among members.

“I must say that no matter how bright the sky is, there will be some dark patches.”

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