Bello Dissolves 7th Kogi Assembly


Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has dissolved the 7th Assembly of the state.

Governor Bello announced the dissolution of the Assembly at the valedictory session of the House held on Monday in Lokoja.

The governor, who appreciated members that served in the sixth and seventh assemblies for their contributions, stressed that the All Progressive Congress remains a winning team in Kogi State.

While noting that the future is bright for the party, Bello emphasised that there is a need for them to activate the spirit of tolerance, irrespective of religion, tribe, or political affiliations.

Bello commended journalists for ensuring factual reportage in promoting peace and tranquillity in the state, assuring that his administration will continue to come after criminal elements in Kogi State.

In his valedictory speech, the outgoing speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Mathew Kolawole, said the assembly lost two members during their tenure.

He listed the deceased members as John Abba of Ibaji Constituency and Jimoh Omiata of Yagba East State Constituency.

He also said they lost two wives of the members, including the late Ibaji Lawmaker and his wife, who passed away some months ago.

He appreciated the lawmakers’ support in ensuring the success of the seventh assembly.

Kolawole posited that the seventh assembly has ensured good governance in the last seven years, adding that the assembly passed 1451 resolutions.

According to him, the Assembly passed 688 regular motions.

The former speaker said the Assembly passed 52 bills, 32 of which are executive bills and 20 of which are private members bills, while 37 were passed and assented to by the Kogi State Government.

Kolawole added that two bills are currently awaiting assent, while one bill was withheld.

He added that a total of 12 bills are at various stages of consideration before the end of the seventh legislative assembly.


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