20 August 2020 by Sunny Adebija
Kogi State House of Assembly has passed into law two bills.
A bill for a law to establish Magistrate Courts and appoint magistrates and a bill for a law to establish the Reference Hospital, Okene.
However, a bill for a law on Agricultural Produce within Kogi State was asked to be returned to the Ministry of justice for redrafting and a bill for a law to provide for 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 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.
Both bills which are all geared towards taking the state to the next level passed through public hearing with necessary inputs by relevant stakeholders.
The Speaker Prince Mathew Kolawole in his progress report maintained that the bills were legally acceptable as ammendments had been made for their passage and easy implementation.
Meanwhile a bill for a law to establish the Kogi State Mortgage Board and 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.