President Muhammadu Buhari is set to sign the bill on establishment of Federal Medical Centre, FMC in Igboho, Oorelope Local government area of Oyo state.
The bill was sponsored by the Lawmaker representing Irepo, Oorelope, Olorunsogo Federal Constituency, at the House of Representatives, Hon Olumide Ojerinde.
This was made known in a letter, dated 24th January, 2023 signed by Ojo Olatunde Amos, Clerk to the National Assembly, to Mr President.
The Clerk communicated the enrolment of Act of the National Assembly of the Federal Medical Centre Igboho for consideration and assent.
It reads: “In consonance with the provisions of the ACTS Authentication Act CAP, A2. Law of the federation of Nigeria, 2004. I wish with due respect, to forward to your excellency, the authenticated copies of federal medical center, Igboho (ESTABLISHMENT) BILL, 2022 for your consideration and assent.
“2. After Your Excellency’s assent, one copy of the signed Bill should be retained in your office while the other two are to be returned for our further action, please.
“3. With my highest regards.”
Meanwhile, while reacting to this development, Dr Abayomi Ogunnowo, a Senior Legislative Aide to Hon Ojerinde said; “It is no longer a story that Olumide Ojerinde is clearly not representing only his Federal Constituency but Oyo state as a state and indeed the country as a whole.
‘This is a 40-year-old young man who is determined to change the status quo. A man with vision and mission, a man with a driving force who singlehandedly sponsored bills that directly and positively affect lives of his people in less than four years.
“I am using this medium to call on the people of Irepo, Oorelope and Olorunsogo to return him for another term.
“Olumide is performing as a Lawmaker. If we can bring this as a floor member, a first timer, what will then happen if we get a second term?”