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Governor AbdulRazaq Sends 2 Executive Bills To Kwara Assembly

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Gov. Abdulraman Abdulrazaq (CON) ,Kwara State Governor and Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has sent two Executive Bills to the state House of Assembly for consideration and passage.

The bills are Kwara State Education Trust Fund Amendment Bill 2023 and Environmental Protection Agency Amendment Bill 2023.

Speaker Yakubu Salihu-Danlandi made this known at the Tuesday plenary of the assembly.

He read the separate messages of the Governor on the amendment bills to the lawmakers.

The Governor noted in the message that the Kwara State Education Trust Fund Amendment Bill aims to amend the bill for more efficient management of the trust fund created by law to streamline membership of the board of trustees and staffing of the trust fund towards achieving cost saving and enhancing efficiency

The Governor also stated that the Environmental Protection Agency Amendment 2023 seeks to amend the principal law to increase the penalties for violation of certain offences created under the law.

He said the bill when passed would increase the penalties for committing sanitation offences under section 34 to 50 of the principal law.

Culprits would be convicted or tried with a maximum fine of Fifty Thousand Naira or six months imprisonment for individuals; and One Hundred Thousand Naira fine for corporate bodies.

Governor AbdulRazaq urged the House to accord the two bills usual prompt consideration and passage.

The bills were read the first time by Acting Clerk of the House, Alhaji Abdul-kareem Olayiwola Ahmed, and scaled First Reading.

Speaker Danladi therefore referred the bills to the House Committee on Rules and Business to slate the bills for a second reading in the next legislative day.

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