17 September 2020 by AbdulRazaq Bello
The Kwara State Public Procurement Agency Amendment bill has been passed into law by the State House of Assembly.
The bill was passed into law today after considering the report of the Ad-hoc Committee chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Raphael Adetiba.
One of the amended parts of the law is that the Governor should seek consent of the House before removal of the General Manager if tthe need arises.
Speaker, Engineer Yakubu Danlad-Salihu directed the Clerk of the House, Hajia Halima Kperogi to prepare a clean copy of the bill for the Governor’s assent.
In another development, the House of Assembly has urged the State Government to direct Ministry of Environment to collaborate with Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing to ensure maintenance of drainages to mitigate flood in the State.
This followed a Motion on Notice entitled “Need to Construct and Reconstruct Drainages on the roads in the State” sponsored by the member representing Oke-Ogun Constituency, Mr Olayiwola Ojo.
Other Lawmakers in their contributions attributed incessant flood incidents to ineffective drainage system particularly during rainy season.
Reading the resolutions of the House, Speaker, Mr.Yakubu Danlad-Salihu implored the State Government to intensify Public Enlightenment on the danger inherent in poor drainage usage particularly indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
The people of Kwara State were urged to take ownership of Government projects by avoiding acts capable of causing drainage blockage and report errant members to the appropriate authorities .