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Why Kogi Governor, Ododo is signing 6-bills to Law



Why Kogi Governor, Ododo is signing 6-bills to Law

Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, on Thursday signed six significant bills into law, marking a new chapter in the state’s legislative framework. The newly enacted laws are poised to drive social and economic development across Kogi State.

Among the new legislations are the Law to repeal and Re-enact the Kogi State Local Government Service Commission Law 2014, the Law to repeal and Re-enact the Kogi State Scholarship Board Edict, 1998, and the Law to establish the Kogi State Electricity Market and the Kogi State Electricity Regulatory Commission. Additionally, Governor Ododo signed into law the establishment of the Kogi State Anti-Corruption Agency, the Kogi State Commodity Exchange, Export Promotion and Market Development Agency Law, and the Kogi State Information Technology Development Agency Law.

In his remarks following the signing, Governor Ododo urged the residents of Kogi State to embrace the new laws, highlighting their importance in advancing the state. Describing the legislation as “people’s laws,” he reiterated his commitment to transparency, accountability, and governance grounded in the fear of God.

“These laws combined together can be referred to as the people’s Acts. All the laws have direct bearing on the lives of our people and this is the reason we are here,” Ododo stated. He emphasized that no one is above the law under his administration, ensuring that state resources benefit the populace.

Governor Ododo called on individuals, especially those in positions of authority, to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the new laws and to support their implementation for the betterment of Kogi State. He underscored that these laws are essential catalysts for the rapid social and economic development of the state.