By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A total of six bills including, Ogun State Official Order of Precedence of Public Officers and other Persons Law, 2019; State Mortgages and Foreclosure Law, 2019; as well as the State Technical and Vocational Education Board (Amendment) Law, 2019 on Friday scaled through second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly.
Others include the State Health Insurance Scheme (Amendment) Law, 2020; the State Public Health Law, 2020 and State Regulations Approval Law, 2020, were all deliberated upon by the lawmakers at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
All the Assembly members took turn to examine the bills shortly after separate motions for the second reading of the bills were moved by Honourables Modupe Mujota, Damilola Soneye, Adeyemi Ademuyiwa and Adegoke Adeyanju respectively.
They seconded by Honourables Solomon Osho, Sikiratu Ajibola, Bolanle Ajayi, Yusuf Amosun and Olusola Adams, with the support of all other lawmakers through a voice vote.
Opening debate on the State Official Order of Precedence of Public Officers and other Persons Law, 2019, the Sponsor, Hon. Mujota said the bill was meant to correct administrative errors by spelling out in clear terms, the order of protocols for political office holders (elective and appointment), with a view to promoting orderliness in the running of governance in the State as being practiced at the national level.
The view which was corroborated by other lawmakers who noted that it would help promote orderliness and aid free flow of information.
On the Mortgages and Foreclosure Law, 2019, the sponsor, Hon. Soneye and other co-sponsors, opined that the bill would assist the people in accessing national mortgage funds; address housing deficit with benefit to State in boosting its asset on land.
He added that it would create an enabling environment in the repayment plan for subscribers of mortgage facilities across the State.