Gov. Bello signs health insurance, youth development commission bills, 6 others into law


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, was on 24, of April 2019 signed on Kogi Health Insurance Agency, the State Youth Development Commission bill, and six other bills into law.

Accoding to Stephen Adeleye who made the report said The bills were signed into law by Yahaya Bello in his office at the State Government House, Lokoja, with the following present, the Speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly, Mr Matthew Kolawole, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mohammed brahim (SAN) and other dignitaries.

Reacting to the bill which is now law, Yahaya Bello said that the signing was another achievement in the history of Kogi State.

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Bello said, "we are signing up to eight bills enacted, some are executive bills while some are member bills and we are signing them into law today.

He said the bills were purposely to increase revenue generation in Kogi State, he said, the state cannot continue to depend on the federation account every month.

He continued, ''Hence, we must look inward, that is why majority of the bills are centered on revenue generation, and others on critical sectors of the demographic in our their state, which has to do with youths and sports development.

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''We are relatively young and God has made us to be the leaders of today; every government must think of tomorrow of our children and the unborn generation.

''Today, we have signed all the eight bills and next week we hope to continue signing others another bills into law.

''We have never had it this good in the history of Kogi House of Assembly; we sincerely appreciate the speaker and principal members of the House.

''This is a demonstration of harmony, synergy and integration and cooperation among these arms of government under our leadership,'' Bello said.

He also commended the state's Attorney General for painstakingly going through the bills to ensure no contradiction with the extant law of the country.

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He further said: ''In Kogi, especially those of us that are saddled with the responsibility of steering the ship, even though they are lot of noise and misinformation out there.

''What I am concern about is to continue to do the work while the wailer continue to wail.

''We will continue to do our best to ensure that we take Kogi State to the next level''.

The governor then urge the media for continued cooperation and understanding in developing the state, while he advice them to be professional in the way they carry out report

''By the special grace of God, come January 27, 2020, we will invite all of you for our swearing-in for second term,'' Bello said.

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The bill will make it 40 bills that has been passed by the national assembly and assented by the governor.

The speaker of the house Kolawole said, ''We are glad that our bills are not just being passed in the House but are being transformed into law.

''Six are executive bills and all them point towards revenue generation.

''The bills would also transform the state in the area of youth development and encourage us to access fund from international donors to our state,''.

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