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Ondo Assembly passed 63 bills in four years: Member

Mr Omole said some bills had passed second reading, while others were at committee stages. He added that most of the bills were initiated by the executive.

• May 24, 2023
Ondo Assembly
Ondo Assembly

The Ondo State House of Assembly says it passed over 63 bills in four years.

Olugbenga Omole, the chairman of the House Committee on Information, Youth and Sports Development, said this on Wednesday during a media chat in Akure, the state capital.

Mr Omole said some bills had passed second reading, while others were at committee stages. He added that most of the bills were initiated by the executive.

The chairman, who called for the speedy implementation of financial autonomy granted to the house, said when implemented, it would ensure its total independence.

”The bill will also make members more productive, especially in enacting good laws and performance of oversight functions, among other things,” he said.

He said the lawmakers at the ninth assembly performed extremely well in carrying out their legislative functions with a good working relationship with the executive.

However, Mr Omole said only four of the 26 lawmakers were reelected in the March 16 election. He advised the 10th assembly to consolidate the gains recorded by the 9th assembly in service delivery.

He emphasised the need for a cordial relationship between the executive and the legislature for accelerated state development.

He appreciated Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for executing various laudable projects in the last four years.

“The governor has no doubt contributed in no small measure towards encouraging us in recording all that we had achieved.

“ The assembly complex is wearing a new look, and we are proud that the overhaul of the complex happened during our time,” he stated. 


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