Barely eight days after conveying public hearing, seeking inputs from stakeholders, Ogun State House of Assembly has passed three bills, including; the Ogun State Mortgages and Foreclosure Law, 2019, State Health Insurance Scheme (Amendment) Law, 2020 and State Regulations Approval Law, 2020.
The passage of the three bills followed the presentations of the Committees’ reports by their respective Chairmen including; Honorables Damilola Soneye, Adegoke Adeyanju and Modupe Mujota, who thereafter moved the motions for their adoption, seconded by Honourables Wahab Haruna, Atinuke Bello and Abayomi Fasuwa with an affirmative support from all the lawmakers, after which the bills were later read and adopted clause-by-clause by the Committee of the Whole House.
The motion for the third reading of the bills was, according to a release by Jamiu Lawal, Head, Information Unit, OGHA later moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri, Ganiyu Oyedeji and Sola Adams respectively; while the Acting Clerk, ‘Deji Adeyemo did the third reading of the bills before the lawmakers
In his response, Oluomo directed that clean copies of the bills be transmitted to the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his assent.
Meanwhile, the Assembly in its commitment towards ensuring promotion of local content to aid increased indigenes’ participation in the State’s economy, has again passed a resolution urging the State Government to compel all companies and corporate organisations situated and operating in the State, to effect not less than 30 percent local content in all categories of their staff composition in terms of employment including; junior, senior, the management amongst others.
The passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff and supported by his Ijebu-Ode State Constituency counterpart, Kemi Oduwole at the plenary presided over by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo.
Opening debate on the motion, the Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri said it had become imperative to ensure that the teeming populace, especially the youth in the State were given a reasonable quota in the recruitment process of all industries and corporate organisations sited within the State, with a view to reducing unemployment and social vices.
Corroborating the sponsor’s view, other Honourable members including; Sola Adams, Yusuf Adejojo, Yusuf Amosun, Sylvester Abiodun, Solomon Osho and Kemi Oduwole explained that the resolution, when implemented would enhance peaceful co-existence between organisations and their host communities, thereby contributing to the rapid development of the areas through even spread of job opportunities.
Also speaking, Honourables Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye, Ganiyu Oyedeji, Atinuke Bello, Yusuf Sheriff, Haruna Wahab and Adegoke Adeyanju called for the domestication of the National Content Act in the State, while giving preference to the qualified members of the host communities in the recruitment stage of employment.
Responding, Speaker Oluomo said the implementation of the resolution would be of great advantage for the teeming youth, adding that the Assembly would soon put up a legislation to address local content and federal character amongst others in the State.