Oyo Assembly passes pension, mineral development bills into law

Members of Oyo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed no fewer than three bills into law.

BBNAIJA ONLINE” reports that the bills passed by the lawmakers during their plenary on Tuesday included Oyo State Pension Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the Mineral Development Agency (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Local Government (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021.

The three bills were passed after the clause by clause consideration of the Committee reports.

One of the lawmakers who represents Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere State Constituency, Simeon Oyeleke, who read the report of the Ad-hoc Committee that considered the Oyo State Pension Board (Amendment) Bill , 2021 said the amendment was aimed at further improving the welfare of Pensioners across Oyo State.

While presenting the report of the Ad-hoc Committee on Mineral Development Agency (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021, Kazeem Olayanju (Irepo/Olohunsogo) said the move was to ensure total regulation of mining activities in Oyo State such that it will benefit the state, host communities and the Miners.

While reading the report of the Ad-hoc Committee that considered the Local Government (Further Amendment) Bill, 2021, Hon Bamidele Adeola (Iseyin/Itesiwaju) explained that the amendment was to cater for creation of more departments for effective and effective service delivery in all Local Government councils across the State.

Speaker of the Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin in his remarks, said that the passage of the bills in a day was another testimony to the fact that the lawmakers were setting new record.

“This brought to seventy-five the total number of bills passed by the House of Assembly in a little above two years.

“We will not relent until we are able to set an outstanding record for this Assembly and for others coming behind.”