ODHA receives OSOPADEC, 3 other bills

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The Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday received four separate bills from the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for passage into laws.

The bills which were also read for the first time on the floor of the House by the Clerk, Mr Bode Adeyelu, include the 2017 Budget of Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC), and a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of Ondo State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and related matters.

The two other bills are a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of an independent office for the Auditor-General and provide for audit of public accounts and for other purposes ancillary thereto, and a bill for a law to establish the Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency and to provide a regulatory framework and conducive environment for investment development, promotion and facilitation in the state and other matters connected thereto.

In another development, the Assembly also appealed to the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, to direct all agencies concerned in road rehabilitation, construction and maintenance to address cases of bad roads in the state.

The appeal followed a matter of urgent public importance raised on the floor of the Assembly by Hon. Oluyede Feyide, a lawmaker representing Ose State Constituency in the hallowed chamber.

According to Feyide, the bad portion of road between Ori-Ohin and Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of the state was giving the people of the affected communities a serous problem.

He said the road which links Edo state was in the state of disrepair and needed urgent government attention to bring succour to the people in the area.

Corroborating the point made by Hon. Feyide, another lawmaker representing Okitipupa State Constituency 1 and Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ebiwonjumi Sola, also drew the attention of the House to the dilapidating state of Ilutitun/Osooro road which has been giving the people of the area a nightmare.

He called on the NDDC and the state government to come to their rescue by urgently fixing the bad road.

Contributing, a lawmaker representing Akoko South-West State Constituency 1, Hon. Suleiman Kaseem also reechoed the dilapidated state of Oke Oka road, emphasising that despite several appeals to the concerned authorities, the road was still unattended to, and was daily consuming human beings.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, after listening to the contributions of members, appealed to the state government to instruct all agencies concerned to urgently address bad state of roads in the state, most especially now that rainy season has started.

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