Ogun State House of Assembly has passed the State College of Health Technology Law, 2006 into law, with a view to upgrading the institution to a full-fledged Polytechnic of Health and Allied Sciences.
The bill titled: “H.B No 089/OG/2023-Re-passage of the Ogun State College of Health Technology (Amendment) Law, 2006” was passed at the plenary presided over by Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The passage of the bill followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology by its Chairman, Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa, who thereafter moved the motion for the adoption of the report, which was seconded by his Ijebu North East counterpart, Hon. Abayomi Fasuwa and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote.
The bill was thereafter read and adopted Clause-by–Clause by the Committee of the whole House.
The motion for the third reading of the bill was later moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by Kemi Oduwole, while the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Mr. ‘Deji Adeyemo took the third reading of the bill before the lawmakers.
Speaker Oluomo thereafter directed that the clean copy of the bill be forwarded to the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his assent.
It would be recalled that the lawmakers who had earlier deliberated on the bill during its second reading opined that the bill when passed into law, would create an avenue for the institution to access relevant Federal Government funds especially TETFUND for more infrastructural upgrade of the institution.
They posited that the new polytechnic status would avail the institution the opportunity of running additional medical and technological programmes, towards producing quality human resources for medical and technological advancement of the State and the nation.
In the same vein, a bill titled: “HB. No. 088/OG/ 2023- Provisions for the Schemes of Service for Registrars, Process Servers and Change of Nomenclature of Messengers and Cleaners in the Judicial Service of Ogun State”, scale first reading on the floor of the House, after it was read for the first time by the Assembly Clerk before the State lawmakers.