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The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Mathew Kolawole, spoke with reporters in Lokoja, the state capital, on the protracted crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC), the controversial cattle colony proposed by the Federal Government, the N10 billion salary loan obtained by Governor Yahaya Bello without parliamentary approval and other partisan issues. JAMES AZANIA was there.

What are the achievements of the Kogi State House of Assembly since last year?

The House in 2017 decided on some bills, motions were also raised on the floor of the and resolutions passed. Among the bills passed last year was that of the criminal administration of justice which was assented to by the governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. The bill is significant to the country and it has been domesticated in kogi State, to quicken the process of criminal justice .

Also in 2017, six bills passed through public hearing. Some of the bills has something to do with traffic laws, hotel and tourism, energy,  water snd pension reform. As soon as we return from recess, we will attend to the bills by passing them into law.

How far has the House of Assembly gone with the passage of the budget?

We intended to pass the budget in the month of March  after we return from recess by February 28th, but the need as shown by the executive arm of the government to commence the implementation of the budget compelled members of the assembly to quickly return to the house to attend to the…



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