By Sunny Adebija – Lokoja
A Bill for a Law to provide for the establishment of Okunland International College of Nursing and Midwifery, Isanlu and other matters connected therewith has passed second reading on the floor of the Kogi State House of Assembly.
The bill which is a private member bill is been sponsored by the member representing Yagba East constituency, Musa Jimoh.
Leading the debate at plenary, Mr Jimoh said that the passage of the Bill would provide a legal framework for the establishment and functionality of the college.
He said the bill seeks to train prospective individuals in nursing, midwifery and reproductive health as the college would award Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma certificates.
The lawmaker said that the bill if passed would also increase the manpower needed in the health sector.
Many of the lawmakers who supported the bill said the college would be of immense advantage to the government and people of the state.
The speaker, prince Mathew Kolawole in his submission said that when the bill is passed the college would have both health and developmental advantage to the state.
He committed the bill to the house joint committee on judiciary, justice and protocol, health and that of education for further legislative action.
In the meantime, the Kogi State House of Assembly has adopted the report of the house committee on works, infrastructure, transport and communication on its oversight to some ongoing projects of the state government within the control of the state ministry of works and housing.
Presenting the report after laying it plenary, the house committee chairman on works, infrastructure, transport and communication, and member representing Ijumu constituency, Kilani Olusola Olumo said that the quality of work done by the contractors handling the projects were of international standard.
He commended the state government for embarking on the projects as well as the state ministry of works and housing for effectively supervising the projects.
The speaker, prince Mathew Kolawole on his part commended the committee for carrying out the oversight visit to the project sites.
He said government was doing its best in the execution of people oriented projects.
The speaker disclosed that rehabilitation work on the zone eight – crusher road would soon commence as he was on top of the situatio