Fapohunda Briefs Lawmakers on Importance of Executive Bills
Abasi Femi Oguntayo
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda led a team of directors from the Ministry of Justice and cabinet members of the State government to brief members of the State House of Assembly on four executive bills currently being considered by House.
The Bills are: The Administration of Civil Justice Bill 2019, The Ekiti State Development and Investment Agency Bill 2019, The College of Agriculture and Technology Ishan Ekiti Bill 2019 and the Ekiti State Property Protection ( Anti Land Grabbing ) Bill 2019.
The House had invited the Attorney-General to provide additional information on the four executive bills specifically on their relevance to the socio-economic development of Ekiti State.
Fapohunda in his presentation said that these Bills were proposed in furtherance of the economic development agenda of the Fayemi administration. He said collectively the implementation of these bills will lead to job creation and ease of doing business in Ekiti State.
Key persons who addressed the house on the Bills were, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Investment, Trade and Innovation, Mr. Akintunde Oyebode, Technical Adviser, Agriculture Transformation, Engr. Ilesanmi, Director Legal Drafting, Ministry of Justice, Ekanem Akpan and Director Civil Litigation, Ministry of Justice, SBJ Bamishe.
Right Honourable Adeniran Alagbada, Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly assured the Attorney-General that the bills will be given swift consideration as no time would be wasted on them. Stressing that the House recognised the urgency for job creation and economic growth. He said bills when enacted into law would be of great benefit not just to investors but to the people of the State as it would improve their standard of living.