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Oyo Assembly Commends Gov. Makinde for Financial Autonomy Bill Assent

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Oyo State House of Assembly has lauded Governor ‘Seyi Makinde for giving his assent to the Financial Autonomy Bill of the State Legislature.

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The governor granted the much awaited autonomy on Wednesday while signing the 2022 Appropriation Bill of the state into law.

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The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin in a statement shortly after the governor’s assent, described the development as another laudable feat by Governor ‘Seyi Makinde’s administration.

Hon. Ogundoyin stated that with the signing of the bill into law, Oyo State Legislature will commence full financial autonomy from January, 2022.

In his words, “The whole Oyo State Legislature including all the 32 honorable members as well as the staff are overwhelmed with joy, for the bold step taken by Governor ‘Seyi Makinde to sign the Fund Management Bill of Oyo State House of Assembly into law. This has granted full financial autonomy to the State Legislature, and it will help to further strengthen our democracy and ensure unhindered separation of power.”

Hon. Ogundoyin noted that Oyo state has joined the number of few states that have signed the bill into law.

“We passed the Oyo State House of Assembly Funds Management Bill on July 15, 2021 and the governor has assented to it. This is surely laudable” Oyo Speaker said.

In his own reaction, the Chairman of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN Oyo State House of Assembly, Comrade Yemi Alade appreciated Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, whom he described as a worker friendly governor for giving his assent to the bill.

The PASAN Chairman also commended the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Edward Adebo Ogundoyin and other honourable members of the 9th Assembly for their efforts towards ensuring that the Legislative Financial Autonomy law, becomes a reality in Oyo state.

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