Edo assembly passes bill to build college of nursing, others


The Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill for a law to establish the Sancta Maria Catholic College of Nursing Science, Department of Midwifery, Uzairue in Edo.

The house also passed a bill for a law to establish the St. Philomina college of Nursing Science.

The passage of the two bills was sequel to the consideration of the reports of the house standing committee on health.

The bills, however, sailed through after clause by clause consideration at the committee of the whole and the speaker, Marcus Onobun directed that clean copies of the two bills be sent to the governor for his assent.

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Also, a bill to establish the John Odigie Oyegun Service Academy passed through second reading on the floor of the house.

Leading the debate for the passage of the bill, House Majority Leader Henry Okhuarobo, member representing (PDP Ikpoba-Okha) said that passage of the bill would give a legal framework to the already existing institution.

Also, speaking, the member representing (PDP Akoko-Edo 1), Yekini Idaiye, said that the academy would help government policies to be well interpreted.

Idaiye noted that the academy would also equip workers with research tools that would enhance effective service delivery.

According to him, training and retraining of workers is needed for good performance.

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House Deputy Speaker Roland Asoro in his contribution, said that the academy would provide opportunity for workers to improve themselves.

Other lawmakers unanimously supported the passage of the bill.

Meanwhile, the house has approved the harmonisation of the monthly pension of retired heads of local government in line with Section 64 of the Local Government Law, 2000, as amended.(NAN)

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