By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin has said the Bill on Violence Against Person Prohibition will serve the good interest of the people when it finally becomes law.
Hon. Ogundoyin gave the assurance in his speech at the public hearing on Violence Against Persons Prohibition bill 2019 held on Wednesday at the House of Chiefs of the state Assembly Complex, Ibadan.
The Speaker who is ably represented by the chairman Parliamentary Council of the Assembly, Hon. Ayo Fatokun said the Bill will form an all inclusive law that will serve the best interest of the people of the state.
Addressing Journalist on the issue, the Country Representative of Westminster Foundation For Democracy, Adebowale Olorunmola described the Bill as very timely adding that if well implemented would promote peace among the people and also move the state forward.
“This Bill is meant to protect the citizens of Oyo State, it is a timely work that will promote peace among the people when it finally becomes law.”
In her remark at the programme, the chairman House Committee on Women Affairs and Community Development, Honourable Bimbo Olawumi Oladeji said the public hearing was aimed at addressing violence in the state adding that the resultant effect of several violence including the recent EndSars protest still lingers in our memory
“The recent increase in the rate of child abuse, kidnapping, rape, domestic violence among others gave me great concern, that is why I decided to sponsor this Bill,” he said.
Speaking with newsmen, Hon. Oladeji described the success of the Bill as another break forth and monumental achievement to the state government and the 9th Assembly.
“Yes, it another mileage, success and monumental stride to the state and the 9th Assembly, the Bill has to do with gender base violence and it is a good development, she said.
She recalled that in the 8th Assembly, the Bill on Violence Against Women was passed into law, but this time, it is an all inclusive Bill which will take care of both gender.
She thanked the various stakeholders who contributed to the success of the bill.