BY OLUMIDE ABUDU
The Ondo State house of Assembly has passed three important bills.
The bills are for a law to regulate rearing and grazing of livestock and to provide for the establishment of ranches and a bill for a Law to provide for the management of fund accruing to the Ondo State Judiciary from the consolidated revenue fund of ondo State to ensure accountability, transparency, effective and efficient utilization of the funds and other matters connected therewith.
Others include a bill for a law to eliminate violence in private and public life Prohibit all forms of violence against person and to provide for maximum and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders and other related matters.
The passage followed submission of reports by the Chairmen, House Committees on the bills at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun.
The Chairman house committee on Agriculture, Mr Taofik Mohammed, Chairman house committee on selection, and the Deputy Speaker, Rev. Samuel Aderoboye and ,Mr Akintomide Akinrogunde , who presented on behalf of the Ad-hoc Chairman house committee on gender based violence said the bills were in the best interest of all citizens of Ondo State.
Mr Mohammed noted that the bill on a law to regulate rearing and grazing of livestock would go a long way in preventing destructions of farm crops and put an end to clashes between farmers and herders as well as support the growth of livestock farming.
On his part, the deputy speaker, reverend Aderoboye, noted that the bill would regulate the activities as regards the Judiciary fund management in line with the objective of the law.
In his recommendations, Mr Akinrogunde posited that the bill would not only enhance the security of women, children and the vulnerable persons, but also transform the state into safe haven as well as enhance prosecution.
After due consideration of the reports and inherent benefits to the state, the bills were unanimously passed by the lawmakers.