Assembly passes Sports Commission Bill into law

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The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed Sports Development Commission Bill into law. Rita Mmaduagwu, the speaker of House, described the bill which was passed after second and third readings as timely.

Pascal Agbodike, the deputy majority leader, had moved the motion for dissolution of House into the committee of the whole for consideration of the bill.

According to the bill, the functions of the commission include, developing and implementing policies and activities that will support sports in the state. Improving the welfare and physical health of young people as well as to promote and popularise sports.

It also recommended levies and other charges to be paid by the citizens, businesses to assist in the collection of same in collaboration with the relevant collection agents and organs.

The bill would also seek to upgrade and maintain various sports facilities, identify and create new locations for development of community sports facilities.

The commission would also oversee activities of all the sports associations in the state, grassroots sports development as well as capacity-building for sports administrators, sports officers, coaches and athletes.

The bill was read for the a third and final time by Maduagwu and was passed into law.

Earlier, a bill for a law to provide the Prohibition of the Operation of Commercial Motorcycles in the state and for related matters was due for consideration but was stood down until the next adjourned date.

– Sept. 7, 2018 @ 17:27 GMT

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