Four bills including the Ogun State Rural Access Road Agency Law, 2022, the Ogun State Road Fund, the Ogun State Roads Fund Board and Administration 2022 and the Sacred Heart College of Nursing Sciences Law 2022, scaled through second reading at the State House of Assembly, Oke Mosan Abeokuta.
These bills were aimed at providing effective reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads; sourcing of funds through the establishment of a trust fund for the administration of all categories of roads, and backing for the establishment of Sacred Heart College of Nursing Sciences for sustained training of health care personnel.
At the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the lawmakers in their various contributions to the bill on the Ogun State Rural Access Road Agency Law, 2022, said that the bill when operational would help ease human and vehicular movements as the rehabilitation and reconstruction of rural roads where necessary.
Contributing to the bill on the Ogun State Road Fund, the lawmakers unanimously supported its speedy passage and timely implementation, saying it would serve as a great relief, as government alone could not shoulder the enormous responsibility.
On the Sacred Heart College of Nursing Sciences Law, 2022, the lawmakers said it had become imperative for the state to assist in giving the necessary legal backing for the establishment of the age-long health establishment to continue to train reputable health practitioners.
In his remark, the Speaker, Mr Olakunle Oluomo applauded his colleagues for their robust contributions to the bills and thereafter referred them to House Committees on Rural Development, Works and Infrastructure, Oil, Gas, Energy, Water Resources and Rural Development as well as Health for further legislative actions.