By: Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday amended the Oyo State Mediation Centre and Security Trust Fund Bills.
The two Bills were read at the floor of the House and debated upon by members before the resolutions were passed.
Speaking with journalists shortly after plenary, the Chairman House Committee on Information, Hon. Joshua Oyebamiji explained that the reason for amending the first bill, which is Oyo State Mediation Centre Bill, was to have some areas adjusted to make it more effective.
According to him, “the scope of the control of the mediation centre was not to go beyond capital city in the old bill. The amendment is agitating that all geo-political zones should be covered and the composition of the board that is to oversee the mediation centre should be reviewed also so that some stakeholders to participate will be involved too.”
Hon. Oyebamiji further explained that the Oyo State Mediation Centre would serve as an alternative measure for those who could not afford taking people to court for inability to pay necessary legal fees.
On the second bill, the Security Trust Fund Bill, Hon. Oyebamiji disclosed that the House is amending some aspects of this bill so as to make an adjustment on the composition of the board to oversee the Oyo State Security Fund and probably make sure that the funds meant for security services is judiciously spent and expended on the necessary areas for the benefit of the citizenry of Oyo State.
The House has adjourned its sitting to Thursday, February, 16, 2017.