The Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday called on the state government to direct Harmony Holdings Limited to terminate the agreements on the lease of Bubble Zero-Zero-7, formerly known as Tourist Kitchen, to a private investor.
The Tourist Kitchen was owned by Kwara Government and leased to one of the Directors of Harmony Holdings, Alhaji Adebayo Sanni, by the immediate past administration in the state.
The House of Assembly made the call after considering a report of its Committee on Youth, Sports, Culture, Tourism and Information which investigated the true status of ownership of Bubble Zero-Zero-7.
The report was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Olumide Awolola (APC-lsin).
The Speaker of the House, Mr Danladi Yakubu-Salihu, while reading the recommendations of the house on the matter, commended the committee for its diligent work and the report
He urged other committees of the house that were given assignments to discharge their responsibilities to achieve the desired results.
Some of the members, who spoke on the matter, alleged that Harmony Holdings was floated with the aim of looting the property of the state.
They implored the state government to look into the operations of the company, saying that those involved in the shoddy business of selling government’s property should be reprimanded to serve as deterrent to others.
Meanwhile, a bill for a law to establish Kwara State Social Investment Programme passed the first reading during Wednesday’s plenary.
The motion for the first reading of the bill, which was moved by the House Majority Leader, Mr Abubakar Olawoyin-Magaji,was seconded by Mr Abdullahi Danbaba (APC, Kaima-Wajibe), and was unanimously supported at the plenary.
The bill, which was sent to the House by Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, is to tackle poverty, ensure equitable distribution of resources and promote economic growth in the state
The Speaker directed the Clerk of the House, Hajiya Halimah Kperogi, to read the bill for the first time and make copies available to members for their legislative inputs.