Ogun State House of Assembly today passed two bills including the Ogun State Legislative Funds Management law, 2023 and the Ogun State Judiciary  Funds  Management  law, 2023 meant to ensure judicious allocation of funds in the two arms of government preparatory to the take off of their financial autonomies.

The passage of the bills followed the separate presentations of the Committee reports by the Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Musefiu Lamidi, who also moved the motion for their adoption, seconded  by the Minority Leader Lukman Adeleye and Hon. Wahab Haruna respectively which was supported by all the members.

The bills were later read and adopted clause-by-clause before the Committee of Supply, after which the motion for the third reading of the bills  was moved by the Majority Leader Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by Hon. Oluseun Adesanya as well as the Minority Adeleye respectively and supported by the Whole House through a unanimous voice vote.

Hence, the Clerk/ Head of Legislative Service, Deji Adeyemo took the third reading of the bills before the lawmakers, while the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo directed that the clean copies of the bills be forwarded to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his assent.

The second reading of the Judiciary Funds Management bill had earlier been carried out during the plenary, where members agreed on the need to ensure its immediate passage as it remained the bedrock for the self accounting responsibility of the arm of government to self- regulate and follow due process in all its financial dealings.

Meanwhile, the Assembly has received reports of disruption of academic calendar of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta due to incessant strkes by the academic staff of the institution as presented before the State House of Assembly by the Chairman, House Committee on  Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Yusuf Amosun, coupled with the e-petition received by the Speaker on the same matter.

Therefore, the State House of Assembly has resolved to convene a public hearing towards addressing issues affecting the institution and protect the students from unnecessary delay caused by the strike.

The Speaker, disclosed that the Assembly planned to convene the public hearing comprising stakeholders of the institution including the Governing Board, Management and Staff, as well as students and other concerned individuals with a view to finding a lasting solution to issues affecting the school very soon.

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