From KEHINDE ADEWOLE, Ado-Ekiti
As part of the collaborative efforts in building and achieving a knowledge based economy, one of the five points agenda of Kayode Fayemi’s administration, The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed the 2019 statistical bill.
The house had at it’s sitting on the 24 of October committed the bill to the house committee on Finance and appropriation for proper scrutiny and recommendations.
While presenting the report, the Chairman House Committee on Finance and appropriation who also doubles as the Chief Whip Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba said that the bill was aimed at making government more pragmatic and visionary in its approaches to development projects, and a way to inviting investors to the state.
In its report, the committee noted that the bill will fastrack the processes of research; from data collection, Data Analysis and dissemination of Quality and valid data to various organizations and government at all levels so as to ensure programmes that would have direct impacts on the development of the state.
In her words, The House Committee Chairman who represents the Emure Constituency Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba said “the bill would encourage investors and organisations willing to sponsor or partner the state in development. It is majorly to make the work of data collection easier so as to know where and where to channel government resources.
The administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi is writing every meaningful line at ensuring that resources are well managed and programmes are tailored along the people’s needs.
This Statistical bill will give in-depth knowledge required. Any Good government must put into consideration the needs of it’s citizens according to their demography.
We cannot afford to waste funds and as much as this administration continues to run an all inclusive government. All programmes and activities must be statistically worked out”
Adelugba emphasized that the bill will assist public enlightenment on the importance of tax payment.
Part of the committee’s recommendation was the promotion of standard and professional practices of statistical production, management and dissemination.
The Speaker Right Hon. Funminiyi Afuye commended the committee for giving the bill the needed professional touches.
He promised that the house would always support the the executive arms in achieving its mission of values restoration.