Osun State House of Assembly on Tuesday received four Private Member bills sponsored by one of its members, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, representing Obokun Constituency.
The bills are, Cattle Trading and Grazing Bill 2016; Forestry, Natural and Mineral Resources Development Agency (Establishment) Bill 2016; Mandatory Usage of Standardised Measure and Weight Bill 2016; and Special People’s Bill 2016.
At the plenary on Tuesday, the Speaker, Honourable Najeem Salaam informed members of the presentation of the bill and read the covering letters to the hearing of members.
According to the letter, as read by the Speaker, Cattle Trading and Grazing Bill 2016 was a bill to make provision for the regulation and granting of permit for cattle trading and grazing and the establishment of control posts in the state.
The bill, he said, when passed into law, would sanitise the business of cattle trading and grazing, prevent frequent clashes between cattle rearers and farm owners, and bring in more revenue to the coffers of the state.
The Forestry, Natural and Mineral Resources Development Agency bill, the speaker said, would help to protect forestry, natural and mineral resources, as well as make the sub-sector attractive to investors, hence, generate employment opportunity for the citizenry and increase revenue generation for the state.
Salaam also stressed that the Mandatory Usage of Standardised Measure and Weight Bill, would reset the economy through promotion of equity and encouragement of stability and catalysed economic growth, boost confidence in trade and commerce in the state.
The Special People’s Bill, the speaker said, when passed into law, would protect and provide special consideration for elderly citizens and people living with disability in the area welfare, social development, poverty reduction and social security.
Commending Oyintiloye for sponsoring four private-member bills at a time, he said, this has portrayed the state Assembly as one that is also working towards making meaningful contributions towards the development of the state.
He gave assurance that the house will give diligent attention to the bills.
The Assembly eventually dissolved to committee of the whole to considered the State of Osun Public Private Partnership Bill 2016.