By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq is to present 2020 budget to the state House of Assembly by Wednesday.
The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Yakubu Salihu announced this during Tuesday’s plenary when he read the Governor’s message in that regard.
In other development, Hon Awolola Olumide ( Isin Constituency) presented a petition from Kwara Must Change, urging the House to investigate what it called endemic acts of corruption, mismanagement and outright fraud at Harmony Holdings Limited.
The Speaker directed the petition to the House Committee on Youth, Sports, Culture, Tourism and Information for further legislative action.
Also, the Kwara State Compulsory, Free Universal Basic, Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed through first and second readings at the Tuesday’s plenary.
The Bill seeks for a Law to Amend the Kwara State Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education law, Cap. K12,to Replace The Permanent Secretary as The Administrative Head Of The Board and Provide For The Appointment Of An Executive Secretary, Who Shall Be The Administrative Head And Accounting Officer, Sponsored by Hon Mohammed Baba Salihu (Okuta/Yashikira) and seconded by Hon.Ambali Olatunji Ibrahim (Owode/Onire), passed first and second readings at the floor of House.
Rt Hon. Salihu referred the Bill to the House Committee on Education and Human Capital Development to call for a public hearing.
The Bill sponsored by Hon Mohammed Baba Salihu (Okuta/Yashikira) and seconded by Hon.Ambali Olatunji Ibrahim (Owode/Onire).
Other Honourable members who spoke on the general principles of The Bill are Danbaba
Abdullahi Danbaba Halidu(kaiama/kemanji/wagibe) Jimoh Ali Yusuf (Ilorin East), Awolola Olumide Ayokunle(Isin) and Adetiba Olarewaju Rapheal (Oke-Ero)