Kogi 7th Assembly Ends Tenure, Signs Out of Complex

The tenure of members of the Kogi State House of Assembly has ended on Monday, after members of the 7th Assembly signed out of office.

The 7th Assembly was led by the Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole, and dominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

To officially draw the curtain of the assembly,  Governor  Yahaya Bello has announced the dissolution of the House.


Governor Bello announced the dissolution of the Assembly at the valedictory session of the house held in Lokoja, the state capital.


The Governor who appreciated members that served in the sixth and seventh assembly for their contributions, stressed that the APC remains a winning team in Kogi State.

In his valedictory speech, the outgoing speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly Rt Honourable Mathew Kolawole said the assembly lost two members during thier tenure.

He listed the deceased members as John Abba of Ibaji Constituency and Jimoh Omiata of Yagba East State Constituency.

He also said they lost two wives of the members which includes late Ibaji Lawmaker and his own wife who passed on some months back.

He appreciated the lawmakers for their support towards ensuring the success of the seventh assembly.

Kolawole posited that, the seventh assembly have ensured good governance in the last seven years adding that that the assembly passed 1451 resolutions.

According to him, the Assembly passed 688 regular motions.

The former speaker said the Assembly passed 52 bills, 32 which are executive bills and 20 which are private members bills while 37 were passed and assented to by the Kogi State Government.

Kolawole added that, two bills are currently awaiting assent while one bill was withheld.

He added that, a total of 12 bills is at various stages of consideration before the end of the seventh legislative Assembly.

ebirareporters.com reports that the members of the incoming 8th Assembly have undergone induction trainings over the past week, and ahead of their inauguration.

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