Confluence University Bill, Four Others Scales Through Second Reading at Kogi Assembly
Five Executive bills have passed through second reading at Kogi State House of Assembly.
Last week, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello transmitted five executive bills to the State Assembly for passage which passed through first reading last Thursday.
Prominent among the bills is that of a bill for a law for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara which has scaled through second reading.
The Majority Leader, Abdullahi Bello while leading the debate for the bill on the floor of the House, said the bill when passed into law will help the state to provide manpower for the State and the country in General.
According to the Majority Leader, the bill also seeks to assist in the industrial development of the State, pointing out that the University will enable the state catch up with the current technological advancement in the world.
Other members, Moses Ododo representing Dekina Biraidu, Usman Ibrahim of Adavi and Paul Enema in their contributions noted that the University will draw education to grassroots dwellers.
Similarly, the bill for a law to make provisions enacting the Kogi State Education Law and other matters connected therewith has passed through second reading.
The Majority Leader, who also led the debate for the bill explained that the bill when passed into law will provide regulations of basic and secondary education in the state as well as inclusion of local languages in school curriculum.
He maintained that the bill will institutionalize reforms in the education sector adding that education is key to national development.
The Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole while ruling on the bills committed it to the House Committees on Judiciary and Justice as well as that of Education Science and Technology for public hearing.
Other bills that scale through second reading and scheduled for public hearings are that for a law for the establishment of Central Reference Hospital Okene, a bill for a law to Repeal and Re-enact the Kogi State Public Procurement law twenty fourteen establishing the State Council on Public Procurement and the State Bureau of Public Procurement as well as that for a law to make Provisions for the office of the Auditor General for Local Government Areas.