Fayemi Signs 6 Bills Into Law …Says laws will enhance restoration agenda and impact positively on Ekiti people

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday signed six bills
into law in Ado-Ekiti, stating that with the cooperation of all arms
of government a stronger state aimed at enhancing the restoration
agenda of his government and making life more meaningful to the people
would be built.

Speaking after signing the six bills into law, Dr. Fayemi observed
that it was a collective responsibility of all Ekiti people to
contribute towards building a virile state that will be the pride of
all adding that since his government was building from the rubbles of
yesterday, he was counting on their support to actualize that
collective dream of repositioning Ekiti state for greater heights.

The governor, who said the set of legislation being signed into law
would enhance good governance, commended the legislature for living up
to their constitutional responsibility of legislation, representation,
appropriation and oversight.

He thanked members of the State House of Assembly for being great
partners in his administration’s efforts to reposition the state
saying they have done a lot to impact on the people towards achieving
a stronger Ekiti of our dreams.

The bills that were signed into law include Ekiti State (Transition)
Law 2019; Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Law 2019;
Ekiti Kete Fiscal Responsibility Law 2019 and Ekiti State Board of
Internal Revenue Law 2019.

Other bills are College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti Law 2019 and Ekiti
State College of Health Sciences and Technology Law 2019.

Dr. Fayemi said, “I have no doubt in my mind that the new set of
legislations that I’ve just signed will also enhance our restoration
agenda and make meaningful impact in the life of our people. The three
arms of government as we all know are to complement one another for
good governance, peace and harmony. I’m glad that our Lawmakers are
living up to their constitutional responsibility, legislation,
representation, appropriation and oversight, these they must continue
to carry out with the larger interest of Ekiti people at the back of
their minds. The effectiveness and efficiency of our Lawmakers excite
me, what they have done within four months in office can only be made
possible where there is peace and harmony among the rank and file of
the assembly. This has further shown their readiness, dedication and
commitment to serve Ekiti people.”

One of the bills which has now become law is the Ekiti State
Transition Law 2019, according to the Governor was hinged on “The
difficulty experienced by our incoming administration in the event of
power transfer which is often better left imagined, that is what
informed the decision to set in specific terms, expectation of
incoming and outgoing government during transition.

On the new law on ‘Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) law
2019’, Dr. Fayemi said, “The re-enacted Gender-based prohibition
legislation improves on the earlier 2013 law in light of the
inadequacy of that earlier law particularly by adding community naming
and shaming to the sexual violence offenders register and
incorporating stiffer penalties for convicted offenders.”

On the Ekiti state Fiscal Responsibility Law 2019 the he said, “The
re-enactment of the Fiscal Responsibility Law represent a key finance
instrument in regulating the behavior of government with regards to
public finance management, fiscal responsibility and transparency.

On the laws relating to the Ekiti State College of Education,
Ikere-Ekiti and Ekiti State College of Health Sciences and Technology,
Ijero-Ekiti, the governor explained, “Two legislations relating to two
of our tertiary institutions are the direct outcome of visitation
panels into these institutions, Ekiti State College of Education,
Ikere-Ekiti and Ekiti State College of Health Sciences and Technology,
Ijero-Ekiti. We are determined to ensure that these institutions run
in accordance to clearly defined laws and regulation.”

Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi
Afuye, who was accompanied by his Deputy and other principal officers
of the legislature extoled Governor Fayemi administration for working
for the best interest of the people of the state.

Afuye said the Bills signed into law by the Governor will impact
positively on the lives of the people adding that Fayemi had kept
faith with his electioneering promises to reclaim our land and restore
our values

He said Ekiti Legislature was very proud of the achievements of this
administration and promised that the House would continue to work
closely with government to sustain the tempo of development in the
state.

The Leader of Government Business, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan and the
Clerk of the House, Mr. Tola Esan presented the six bills to the
Governor for his assent.

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