Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed the Social Protection Bill 2020 into law to allow children and vulnerable persons access to social services and infrastructure.
The bill was passed at the plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye.
Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, the Chairman of the Joint Committees on Finance and Appropriation, Women Affairs, Trade and Investments and Judiciary and Legal Matters, submitted her committee’s report to members of the Assembly which was consequently adopted.a
According to Hon. Adelugba, the bill if eventually assented to by governor Kayode Fayemi will reduce poverty and provide guiding principles for managing social protection programmes.
Hon. Adelugba said the law would also enhance human capital development, ensure dignity of human life, promote social welfare, improve food security and nutrition as well as provide synergy and coordination among all intervention agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations.
The assembly also committed to its Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters the Ekiti Law Reform Commission (Amendment) Bill 2020 for further legislative scrutiny.
Also, the Assembly set aside Order Two Rule 11 of the Standing Order of South-West State Houses of Assembly in order to conduct Wednesday’s plenary in English Language instead of Yoruba language.