Ogun: OGROMA, Security Trust Fund Bills Scale Second Reading - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ogun: OGROMA, Security Trust Fund Bills Scale Second Reading

Two bills including the proposed Ogun State Security Trust Fund (Amendment) Law, 2019 and State Road Management Agency (Amendment) Law, 2019 today scaled second reading on the floor of the Ogun State House of Assembly.

The bills when operational would help strengthen security operations by boosting the existing security trust fund to promote efficiency in security management, just as the amendment on OGROMA law would widen the scope of operations  of the agency leading to the creation of Public Works Agency for the indigenization of professionalism in the maintenance of public infrastructure. 

The above were parts of the summation of views of all members who contributed to the second reading of the two bills with long titles "HB. No 02/OG/2019- The Ogun State Security Trust Fund (Amendment) Law- A Bill for a Law to Amend the Ogun State Security Trust Fund Law,  2011" and "HB. No 03/OG/ 2019- A Bill to Amend the Ogun State Road Management Law, 2006 and the amendment thereto of 2007" at a plenary presided over by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo.

Contributing to the Security Trust Fund, the lawmakers unanimously agreed  that the bill when passed by the Assembly and signed into law by the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, would help tackle security challenges with a view to having a more co-ordinated system that would create a Trust Fund which would allow corporate organisations and well meaning individuals to contribute resources for the funding security equipment and Infrastructure for effective security network.

They posited that the implementation of the bill would allow for effective security managenent system as more funding would be available for the procurement of modern security apparatus to equip all security agencies for effective service delivery, thereby creating a more conducuve environment to further attractive local and foreign investment opportunities into the State.

On the State Road Management Agency (Amendment) Law, 2019, members spoke in their separate submissions shortly after Hon. Abayomi Fasuwa moved the motion for the second reading of the bill, which was seconded by Wahab Haruna, stated that the bill was meant to further equip the agency to include  other public infrastructure aside from the initial road maintenance responsibility.

They added that it would promote indigenization of professionalism as more professionals in the built sector from the civil service and across the State in six hubs would be involved in maintaining public infrastructure in the State.
In his response, Speaker Oluomo directed that the bills be forwarded to Committees on Special Duties as well as Works and Infrastructure respectively for further legislative actions.

In another development, the  Speaker has announced the commencement of the 2019 annual budget performance assessment visit to Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Areas on Monday, 26th August, 2019 to ascertain the level of their compliance to the 2019 Appropriation Law. 

He enjoined all Heads of MDAs and Local Governnent Councils and LCDAs' helmsmen to make available relevant documents and information to ensure the success of the exercise.

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