Gov Ododo assents to 7 Bills, Describes New Set of Laws As People’s Legislation



Kogi State Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo on Thursday signed seven bills into law with a charge to the people of the state to embrace the new laws in order to move Kogi forward.

The seven bills now signed into law include:

A Law to repeal and Re-enact the Kogi State Local Government Service Commission Law 2014 and for other matters connected therewith, 2024;

A Law to repeal and Re-enact the Kogi State Scholarship Board Edict, 1998 and other matters connected therewith, 2024;

A Law to establish the Kogi State Electricity Market and the Kogi State Electricity Regulatory Commission to Regulate Electricity Generation, Transmission, System Operation Distribution, Supply and Promote Access to Electricity in the State through increased Private Sector Investments or Public Private Partnership in Grid, Multi-Grid and other Off-grid Electricity Option using Renewable and Non-renewable Fuel Sources in the State and other Purposes Connected Therewith, 2024;

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A Law to Establish the Kogi State Anti Corruption Agency and other matters connected therewith, 2024;

Kogi State Commodity Exchange, Export Promotion and Market Development Agency Law, 2024;

The Kogi State Information Technology Development Agency Law, 2024 and the Kogi State Urban Planning Law, 2024.

In his remarks, Governor Ododo described the laws as people’s laws , stressing that the assent to the bills are in line with his promise to lead with transparency, accountability and fear of God.

The Governor noted that the new set of laws will serve as catalyst for the rapid social and economic development of Kogi State as they deal directly with critical aspects of the lives of the people.

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“These laws combined together can be referred to as the people’s Acts. All the laws have direct bearing in the lives of our people and this the reason why we are here.

“Let it be known that under my administration, no body is above the law.

“This is in line with my promise to lead with the fear of God and to ensure that our resources work for the people of the state”, Governor Ododo assured.

The Governor enjoined the people of the state, especially those in positions of authority to embrace the new laws and be familiar with their provisions.

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