…legislative fund management bill 2021 passed first reading
The State of Osun House of Assembly has assured people of the state that the process of putting a Local Government (LG), Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) and Area Councils (AC) administrations in place would begin very soon.
The Speaker of the Parliament, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye made this known today while welcoming members to the third session of the legislative year at the plenary sitting of the State of Osun House of Assembly in Osogbo.
He applauded members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) for their steadfastness in the long strike embarked upon by its members across the country for the financial autonomy of the judicial and legislative arms of government.
According to him, “I also use this opportunity to address the burning issues on everyone’s mind. I have listened to various contributions and concerns on the media space and this to me was borne out of the belief that for the people to properly feel the impact of government, a local government administration must be in place”.
The Speaker lauded members of the House for remaining committed to their legislative duties and oversight functions in the face of the suspended strike action.
In another development, the State of Osun Legislative Fund Management bill 2021 passed through the first reading after the motion was moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Maroof Olanrewaju and seconded by Hon. Olugbenga Ogunkanmi.
The Speaker noted that the bill would put the legislature on the right path. He said the bill if passed would make provision for various standing committees and make funds available for essential things.
He then referred the bill to the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and Legal Matters, to look at it critically and do the needful.