The Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Biodun Fadeyi, has said the House has passed no fewer than 90 bills and motions in the last one year.
He made the disclosure while speaking with journalists at the Assembly complex, in Ibadan, the state capital.
According to him, prominent among the bills passed include the anti-open grazing bill, Amotekun Corps bill, Oyo State anti-corruption agency bill, bills for the creation of additional ministries such as Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion.
He said the anti-open grazing bill was meant to curb the excesses of herdsmen, while the Amotekun corps law was meant to ensure protection of lives and property in the state, disclosing that in the era of Coronavirus pandemic, he was able to provide some relief materials to support his constituents in a bid to cushion the effects on the people.
The lawmaker representing Ona Ara State Constituency, denied insinuation that the House was an appendage of the executive arm of government, noting that members of the House would not hesitate to pass requests from the governor that would bring development to the state.
He said, “The work of the 9th House of Assembly has been hectic. We have been up and doing in the last one year. The House has been very busy despite the Coronavirus pandemic. We have passed over 90 bills and motions combined, both private and executive. All these were done as part of our responsibility apart from the oversight functions. Our primary role is to make laws in the state for the betterment of the people.
“When we came on board, we sponsored a bill, the Oyo state anti-open grazing bill, it was sponsored by the Speaker and myself to discourage open grazing in the state. Then we passed the Amotekun corps bill.
“When we came on board, we passed laws for the creation of more ministries in the state. Bills for the creation of additional ministries which included Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry bill; Ministry of Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport Bill and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion bill.
“I have sponsored and co-sponsored many bills. I have moved some motions. Just recently, I sponsored a bill for the eradication of open defecation in the state. I equally moved a motion on the incursion of herdsmen in the state.
“The recently approved N22.5b loan for the governor which was approved by the House was meant for infrastructural development in the state. The loan is to construct roads and other infrastructural development. This will attract investors into the state. The governor felt that we need these things and we have to approve it.
“In my constituency, I was able to create awareness among my people. I am not blowing my trumpet. I was able to assist close to 4,000 people in my constituency in this era of Coronavirus, this is to cushion the effects of Coronavirus on them. The office that I occupy has made me to impact positively on the lives of my people”.