The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state Security Trust Fund Bill (2015) into law, while two other bills successfully passed through the First Reading at a plenary of the House.
The Security Trust Fund Bill seeks to establish a fund to foster effective and enduring Public /Private Partnership collaboration for crime prevention, containment and eradication in Ekiti State.
The two other bills that passed through the First Reading at the House Plenary in Ado-Ekiti are Office of the Public Defender Bill (2015) and Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism (Prohibition) Bill (2015).
According to a statement from the office of the Special Assistant (Media) to the Speaker of the House, Stephen Gbadamosi, the Security Trust Fund Bill was passed after the Chairman of the House Committee on Security and Special Duties, Hon. Pelemo Dare, presented his committee’s report on the bill.
Pelemo said his committee scrutinized and worked hard on the bill, according to the mandate of the House, with stakeholders making adequate inputs into it.
He urged other members of the House to accept the report, while appreciating the Assembly for the opportunity to serve in that capacity.
The House Leader of Business, Hon. Akinyele Olatunji, moved the motion for the adoption of the report and it was unanimously approved by members of the House.
In his reaction, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Kola Oluwawole, observed that the bill would boost the financial support for the security outfits in the state.
While appreciating his colleagues for their speedy action on the bill, Oluwawole said it would enhance security outfits in curbing the menace of kidnapping and other vices in the state.
The passage of the bill brought to three so far the laws passed by the current Assembly in Ekiti State.