The Kogi state House of Assembly has rounded off the session with the passage of a bill for establishment of Grimard College of Nursing and Midwifery, Anyigba.
The private bill that was sponsored by the deputy speaker of the House, Mr Emmanuel Omebije was given accelerated passage on the Tuesday plenary which happened to be the last sitting of the 5th legislative assembly.
Following the adoption of a report on the bill which was presented by the Vice-Chairman of the committee on Health and Social service, Hon. Henry Ojuola (PDP-Yagba East), the bill was passed into law.
As the House Committee on health submitted its reports, the House resolved into a Committee of the Whole where the bill was given clause-by-clause consideration and was read for the third and final time by Clerk of the House, Mr Simon Momoh before it was finally adopted.
The 61-section bill, according to the Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Yakubu Yunusa, had to be given accelerated passage as Tuesday’s plenary marked the last day of active legislative business of the 5th Assembly.
Speaker of the House, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal, passing the bill following an overwhelming voice votes said the bill would provide the legal framework for the establishment of the college owned by Christian Missionaries in the area.
Meanwhile, a valedictory session of the 5th Assembly has been slated for Wednesday while a new crop of elected legislators for the 6th Assembly is expected to be inaugurated on Thursday.

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