Gov Ahmed Signs 4 Bills into Law, Pledges More EmpowermentLatest News Monday, December 9th, 2013
The African Examiner, Lagos
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed last Friday signed four bills into law with a pledge to strengthen governance and further enhance the people’s welfare in the coming year.
The new laws are the N56.7b Supplemntary Appropriation Law 2013, Kwara State Office of the Public Defender (Amendment) Law 2013, Kwara State Structures for Signage and Advertisement Agency(Amendment) Law 2013 and Kwara State Citizen’s Mediation and Conciliation Centre (Amendment) Law 2013.
Governor Ahmed said the Supplementary Appropriation Bill was to enable the state government fund programmes and projects not anticipated in the 2013 Appropriation but that were deemed necessary in view of current exigencies.
While commending the State House of Assembly for the timely passage of the bills, Alhaji Ahmed pledged to build on the successes recorded by his administration in 2013, adding that key life transforming projects in the education, health, roads, sports, agriculture, and power sectors of the state’s economy will be implemented in 2013.
Governor Ahmed pointed to the several empowerment programmes implemented in 2013 such as Micro Credit for artisans and car loans for farmers and stressed that many more people will be economically empowered in 2014 directly or indirectly through the forth coming socio-economic capital projects.
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