Shaibu assents to Human Trafficking Law amendment, two others  


…says AAU to get pedestrian bridge


The Edo State Acting Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has assented to three laws amended by the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA).


The amended laws are the Edo State Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law 2018; provisions of the Land Bill, Rates and Charges payable in Edo State into a single Charge to be called Land Use Charge, and the Edo State Local Government Uniform and Harmonised Levy, Rate, Fees and Charges Law 2017.


The acting governor thanked the Speaker and leadership of Edo State House of Assembly for their continued cooperation and support in ensuring that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration succeeds in developing the state.


“This sixth Assembly has done something phenomenal by passing our bills in record time and Governor Godwin Obaseki commends the dedication of the EDHA.


“I thank the House and its leadership for their collaboration, which has resulted in the progress recorded in the State, which our people are benefiting from,” he stressed.


He said the amendment of the three laws reflect change, adding that the amendment is in line with the desires of the people of the state.


On the House’s resolution that a pedestrian bridge be built at Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma, he assured members of EDHA that their resolution will be given due consideration, noting, “As you have woken to see the pedestrian bridges at the University of Benin  (UNIBEN) and Auchi Polytechnic, you will wake to see a pedestrian bridge in AAU.”


Presenting the amended laws to the Acting Governor, Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto commended Comrade Shaibu for his leadership style.


“We have continued to monitor your activities in the state and your conduct is commendable. The problem we have in Nigeria is leadership, but when you have leaders that lead by example, things will take shape. You have demonstrated good leadership; you are acting well and Edo people are happy with you,” he said.