Kogi to pro­hibit cultism

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man B. Bello, Lokoja

A law­maker at the Kogi State House of As­sem­bly, Henry Ojuola, Tues­day pre­sented a bill seek­ing to pro­hibit for­ma­tion and mem­ber­ship of cult groups in in­sti­tu­tions of learn­ing.

Ojuola, who is rep­re­sent­ing Yagba-East con­stituency, said when passed, the bill would em­power gov­ern­ing coun­cils of in­sti­tu­tions as well as school au­thor­i­ties to con­duct in­ves­ti­ga­tions into al­le­ga­tions of cult ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the bill would also em­power the au­thor­i­ties to pro­scribe un­law­ful so­ci­eties and take dis­ci­plinary ac­tions against stu­dents and other per­sons who con­tra­vene the pro­vi­sions of the law.

Mem­bers in their var­i­ous con­tri­bu­tions de­scribed the bill as timely in view of re­ported killings at the Kogi State Univer­sity, Anyigba, over al­leged ri­valry among cult groups.

Af­ter a de­bate on the bill, Speaker of the House, Al­haji Mo­moh-Ji­moh Lawal, man­dated the Com­mit­tees on Peace and Se­cu­rity and that of Ju­di­ciary to work on it and present their re­port within one week

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