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Ododo signs 6 bills into law, pledges transparent leadership

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Kogi State Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo has signed six bills into law, charging the people to embrace the new laws to move the state forward.

The bills now signed into law include; “A Law to repeal and Re-enact the Kogi State Local Government Service Commission Law 2014 and for other matters connected therewith, 2024; A Law to repeal and Re-enact the Kogi State Scholarship Board Edict, 1998 and other matters connected in addition to that, 2024; and A Law to establish the Kogi State Electricity Market and the Kogi State Electricity Regulatory Commission to Regulate Electricity Generation, Transmission, System Operation Distribution, Supply and Promote Access to Electricity in the State through increased Private Sector Investments or Public Private Partnership in Grid, Multi-Grid and other Off-grid Electricity Option using Renewable and Non-renewable Fuel Sources in the State and other Purposes Connected therewith 2024.

Others are A Law to Establish the Kogi State Anti-corruption Agency and other matters 2024; Kogi State Commodity Exchange, Export Promotion and Market Development Agency Law, 2024; and the Kogi State Information Technology Development Agency Law, 2024.

In his remarks, Ododo described the laws as people’s laws, stressing that the assent to the bills aligns with his promise to lead with transparency, accountability and the fear of God.

The governor noted that the new set of laws will catalyse the rapid social and economic development of Kogi State as they deal directly with critical aspects of the people’s lives.

“These laws combined can be referred to as the People’s Acts. All the laws directly affect our people’s lives, which is why we are here.

“Let it be known that nobody is above the law under my administration.

“This is in line with my promise to lead with the fear of God and to ensure that our resources work for the people of the state”, Ododo said.

The governor urged the people, especially those in positions of authority, to embrace the new laws and familiarise themselves with their provisions.

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