Fayemi assents to eight bills as Ekiti fifth Assembly ends

Gov Fayemi of Ekiti State.

By Gbenga Sodeinde, Ado Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday  signed eight
bills into laws, saying his government will continue to demonstrate
strong political will in the implementation of the existing laws in
the state.

Fayemi spoke in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday while signing the  bills into
laws, marking the end of the legislative duties of the 5th Ekiti

The bills are:  Ekiti State Development and Investment Promotion
Agency Law 2019 , Ekiti State Administration of  Civil Justice Law
2019, College of Agriculture and Technology  Reenactment Law 2019.

Others are:  Ekiti State Logo Reenactment Law 2019, Ekiti State Local
Government Administration Law 2019,  Ekiti State Property Protection
and Anti Land Grabbing Law 2019, Ekiti State Security Trust Fund
Amendment Law 2019, Ekiti State Waste Management Authority Repeal Law 2019.

The sixth assembly will be inaugurated tomorrow, June 6,  by governor
Fayemi. The governor assured that the laws will be implemented for the
overall development of the state.

Speaking about the robust relationship he enjoyed with the lawmakers,
who are predominantly members of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
Fayemi said: “History is made in different forms, but I consider our
partnership as historic partnership not minding that many of you came
from the PDP while the  executive branch that took over October  16 ,
2018 was from the APC.

“Some believed that the two parties can’t have point of engagement,
but this was not so. I always talked about belonging to Ekiti and that
is what you have done.

“I cannot recall anytime in the last 20 years when eight bills were
signed into laws, so this is  significant  and these are laws that are
important to our state.

“The Administration of Civil Justice law was pioneered by Ekiti. Some
of the laws like land grabbing law will help us tackle some of our
challenges with land owners .

“As you have rounded off today, this is not the end of the road for you
with the way you have demonstrated your love for this state. That
culture of belonging to Ekiti party, you are all  exemplars of it and
I commend you”.

Speaking earlier,  the Speaker of the House, Hon Ebenezer Alagbada,
said  the assembly had been able to pass  ten bills since Fayemi took
over last year October .

“We also thank his Excellency for  the South African trip. This journey
had enriched our knowledge of legislation and I know the Clerk will
relay such knowledge to our successors to guide them in their duties.

“We must learn how to separate politics from governance, by doing our
best and operate with love in whatever capacity we find ourselves. The
last four years have been so eventful. We have come, we saw and we
have conquered “, he said.