Oyo State House of Assembly has commended the state government for the release of N1.5bn for the payment of gratuity and pensions of the retired primary school teachers and local government workers in the state.
The House gave the commendation on Thursday during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Hon Olagunju Ojo.
According to the Speaker, the payment of gratuity and pensions of workers was a demonstration and commitment the Abiola Ajimobi led government had for welfare of workers across the state.
Hon Olagunju also urged the state government to expedite action on the payment of the remaining arrears of the retired pensioners for advancement of the state.
Similarly, the Oyo State Hospitality and Tourism Board Bill, 2018 was read for the second time.
The bill is for a law to provide for the Establishment Functions of Oyo State Hospitality and Tourism Board and other matters related with.
The lawmakers, which include, the majority leader, Hon Kehinde Subair, Hon Olusegun Ajanaku of Ibadan South West II and Hon Fatai Adesina representing Ibadan South East I state constituency, in their separate remarks called for proper deliberation on the bill.
After extensive deliberation by the lawmakers, the Speaker, Hon Olagunju Ojo forwarded the bill to the appropriate committee for further consideration.
Under Matter Of Urgent Public Importance, Hon Olusegun Ajanaku of Ibadan South West II hinted the House about the demise of former member of the 7th Oyo Assembly, Hon Temitope Olatoye Sugar.
The Speaker, Hon Olagunju Ojo called for a minute silence for the remembrance of the departed federal lawmaker.
The House, however adjourned its sitting till next week Thursday 21st of March.
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