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Dudu-Orumen salutes Edo Assembly for passing Sports Commission Bill


One year after the Edo State Sports Commission was created by Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State House of Assembly has formally passed it into law.

The House, sitting in Benin City yesterday, concluded the third and final reading of the bill to give legal backing to the Commission headed by Godwin Dudu-Orumen. The Commission came into being via an executive order by Governor Obaseki after scrapping the then Ministry of Sports.

Although the bill was sent to the immediate past House, no action was taken on it until the present Assembly, led by Speaker, Franklin Okiye, came on board following the March 2019 elections.

Reacting to the development, Dudu-Orumen described members of the Edo State House of Assembly as worthy sons of the state committed to its progress and development.


Dudu-Orumen spoke yesterday shortly after the House concluded the third and final reading of the Edo State Sports Commission bill.
By this development, the Commission is set to become a legal entity able to sue and be sued. This will happen once Governor Godwin Obaseki assents to the bill, which the Speaker of the House, Okiye said would be forwarded to him immediately.
“This is a momentous day in the annals of sports development in Edo State. From this day on, the fortunes of sports in the state can only improve. And this has come through the commitment and dedication of members of Edo State House of Assembly led by Speaker Franklin Okiye.

“The story of the coming into being of the Commission will not be complete without mention of the painstaking effort they invested in ensuring that the bill was given priority over other equally important bills. I call on the people of Edo State to join me in thanking them and calling God’s blessing upon them,” Dudu-Orumen said.

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