5th Kogi Legislative Assembly passes last bill as tenure ends today

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The fifth Legislative Assembly of the Fourth Republic in Kogi on Tuesday rounded off the session with the passage of a bill for establishment of Grimard College of Nursing and Midwifery, Anyigba.
The private member bill sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Emmanuel Omebije was given accelerated passage.

This followed the adoption of a report on the bill presented by the Vice-Chairman of the committee on Health and Social service, Hon. Henry Ojuola (PDP-Yagba East).

Following submission of the report, the house resolved into a Committee of the Whole where the bill was given clause-by-clause consideration and was read for the third and final time by Clerk of the House, Mr Simon Momoh.

The 61-section bill, according to the Majority Leader of the house, Alhaji Yakubu Yunusa, had to be given accelerated passage as Tuesday’s plenary marked the last day of active legislative business of the fifth Assembly.

Speaker of the house, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal, passing the bill following an overwhelming voice votes said the bill would provide the legal framework for the establishment of the college owned by Christian Missionaries in the area.

Meanwhile, a valedictory session of the for the fifth Assembly has been slated for Wednesday while a new crop of elected legislators for the Sixth Assembly is expected to be inaugurated on Thursday.

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