Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, signed bill for the establishment of the State Social Investment Programme Agency and 14 other bills in law.
The bills had been diligently passed by the Kogi State House of Assembly.
Among other notable bills signed into law by Governor Bello include the repeal of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Administration, Harmonization of Taxes, Duties, Levies Rates, Fees, and Charges due to the State and Revenue Appeal Tribunal Law 2017.
This has been re-enacted as the Revenue Administration and Other Matters Connected Therewith Law, 2024, Kogi State Free Examination Registration Fees Bill, and a bill for establishment of the Kogi State Senior Secondary Education Board, among others.
Governor Bello, while putting his signature to these legislative measures, took a moment to commend the state assembly for their invaluable contributions to the overall development of Kogi State.
Recognizing the importance of a robust legislative framework, the governor praised the assembly for their dedication to the betterment of the state.
Earlier in his remarks, the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aliyu Umar, extended heartfelt congratulations to Governor Bello for the successful completion of his terms in office.
While acknowledging the lasting impact of the governor’s administration over the last eight years, Aliyu lauded Governor Bello for leaving behind indelible marks of progress.
Expressing his feeling, Aliyu noted that these bills, being the last to be signed by Governor Yahaya Bello, mark the end of an era.
The Speaker emphasized the state’s gratitude for the governor’s invaluable guidance, profound wisdom, and deep vision that have played pivotal roles in steering the state towards growth.
Looking to the future, Aliyu expressed confidence in the leadership of Governor-elect Ahmed Usman Ododo. He believes that Ododo will not only consolidate but also continue the legacy of good governance established by Governor Yahaya Bello.
It was gathered that a total of 89 bills has been assented to by the governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello between January 27, 2016 and January 24, 2024