Imo State is set to witness further promotion of Education, Geometric Economic growth and development.
This was contained in a Bill sponsored by the Majority Leader and Member representing Owerri-west State Constituency, Hon Chief Kanayo Onyemaechi. The Bill was titled : “A Bill for a Law to amend the College of Education and Midwifery (Establishment) Law No. 25 of 2019”.
Speaking, the Chief Sponsor, Hon Kanayo Onyemaechi, called for the amendment of the Bill, arguing that when it becomes a law, will enable the College to be centralized at a place, with campuses in different localities ( Mgbidi, Orlu and Aboh Mbaise) of the state.
Lending his voice to support the Majority Leader in the amendment, the Chief Whip and Member representing Oru-east State Constituency, Hon Chigozie Nwaneri, stated that the amendment would benefit Imo People and the State Government.
Also, Hon Paschal Okolie (Orlu State Constituency), Hon Chief Eddie Obinna (Aboh Mbaise State Constituency) and Hon Chief Barrister Anyadike Nwosu (Ezinnihitte Mbaise State Constituency) opined that alot of optimal benefits would be achieved for the interest of the teaming population of Ndimo, if it was amended, passed and signed into law. Specifically, Hon Barrister Anyadike Nwosu, who commended His Excellency The State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, for the rebuilt, furnished and equipped Imo State House Of Assembly complex and Rt Honourable Anthony Emeka Nduka, on his elevation to lead the 9th House, stated that the Bill, when amended and passed into law, would enhance development, economic growth, encourage equity and promote education because it would ensure one doesn’t go far in seeking for education.
When the Speaker, Rt Honourable Anthony Emeka Nduka, put it to vote, it was unanimously adopted, with no dissenting voice, after which, it was referred to the Committee of the whole.
Earlier, the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Honourable Sir Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu had canvassed for the amendment of the Bill on Imo State House Service Commission, entitled : “A Bill for a Law to Amend the Imo State House Of Assembly Commission, Law No 21 Of 2018 and Other related matters”. Rt Honourable Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu made strong case for the amendment of the Bill, which has no dissenting voice, but was supported by Hon Barrister Arthur Egwim (Ideato North State Constituency) and Hon Barrister Frank Ugboma (Oguta State Constituency). When it was put to vote by the Speaker, Rt Honourable Anthony Emeka Nduka, who presided the Plenary, it was unanimously endorsed, and was referred to the Committee of the whole.
The two Bills, having passed the Committee of the whole and third reading, the Clerk was directed to produce clean copies for His Excellency The Governor’s assent.
Finally, the report of the House Committee on Judiciary, and Information on House Assembly Bill (HAB NO 22) : A Bill for a Law for the establishment of Magistrate Courts Of Imo State of Nigeria, and for the Appointment Magistrates, Justices of Peace, And Other Officers of the Courts, and for Other Purposes relating to the Administration of Justice, was submitted by Hon Barrister Dominic Ezerioha.
Plenary was adjourned till 27th of October 2022.
Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha (Imo State House Of Assembly)