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Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello Photo: Kogireporters

The Kogi State House of Assembly has passed over 50 bills into law in 19 months, according to the Speaker, Mathew Kolawole.

Concise News understands that Kolawole said this on Wednesday where he noted Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has assented to 40 of them.

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He said this during the signing of 8 utility bills by Governor Bello as he assured that the Sixth Assembly will work partner with the other arms of government to make laws that will promote good governance in Kogi.

According to him, most of the bills were revenue driven and initiated by the executive to boost the revenue base of the state.

Some of the bills assented to by the Governor includes a law to Re-establish Kogi Utility Infrastructure Management, Compliance Agency and other matters connected therewith 2018 and a law to Provide for the Establishment of Kogi State Youths Development Commission, Implementation of Sustainable Youth Policy and other matters connected therewith.

Others are a bill to establish Health Insurance Agency and other matters connected with 2018, a law to establish Mineral Resources Development Agency and other matters connected therewith, a law to reenact the Kogi State Public Audit Law and other matters connected therewith, and a law to repeal and reenact Kogi State Primary Health Care Development Agency and other matters connected therewith.

Also assented to is law to establish the Kogi Enterprise Development Agency and other matters connected therewith 2018 and the law to enact and establish Kogi State Development Trust Funds for the Development and Advancement of Sports and other matters connected therewith.

Meanwhile, a former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Omede Idris, has said he wants to be the leader of Kogi State so he can revamp its economy, Concise News reports. 

This online news medium understands that Omede had on Wednesday declared interest to vie for the office on the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to him, he would reset the fortunes of Kogi State for the better, noting that it is close to the southern and northern regions of Nigeria.

This is as he noted that his plans for Kogi State will be based on social inclusion, environmental protection, peace and security.