Kogi Assembly Moves To Amend Legislative Funds Mgt Law

1 July 2021 By Sunny Adebija

A Bill to amend the kogi state Legislative Funds Management law has been passed into law by the State Assembly.

The bill provides for the assembly to manage its funds on capital and recurrent expenditures.

It also provides for the constitution of a fund management committee to manage the assembly allocation and spell out the approval limits of the speaker and clerk of the assembly.

In the meantime a petition against Funsho Olorunfemi, a member of the kogi state independent electoral commission, has been brought before the kogi state house of assembly.

Chairman House Committee on Public Petition and Human Rights, Suleiman Atajachi who read the petition at plenary said the individual was alleged to be partisan as he attended political meetings.

He also said that the person in question was also a card carrying member of the All Progressives Congress noting that his affiliation with the party negated the principles of neutrality.

The speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole in his ruling referred the petition to the joint house committees on judiciary, protocol and justice and that of public petition and Human Rights, to investigate and report back to the house in two weeks.

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