Kogi House of Assembly at a plenary yesterday passed six bills as part of measures to mop up pending bills and motions before the end of the fifth assembly.
It was gathered that the legislators adopted reports of the various house committees on the bills at plenary on Tuesday, and pledged to give accelerated passage to them on Wednesday.
Among the bills passed was the 2015 appropriation bill of N40.2 billion for the 21 local councils in the state captured under ‘A Bill for a Law to Make Provisions for the Revenue and Expenditure of the 21 Local Government Councils for the Year Ending 31st December, 2015.’
Others include a bill for the establishment of UEC College of Nursing, Ochadamu, and a bill for a law to impose tax on goods and services consumed in hotels, restaurants and event centres.
Also passed are bills to establish the Kogi State Micro-Credit Agency, law to impose sales tax on certain goods sold in Kogi and law to establish Kogi State University Teaching Hospital, Anyigba.
The legislators had earlier at a committee of the whole given clause-by-clause consideration of the bills before the third and final reading by the clerk of the House, Mr Simon Momoh.
Following majority voice votes passed on the bills, the speaker, Momoh-Jimoh Lawal added that all other pending bills and motions would be dealt with before the end of the fifth legislative assembly.


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