Members of the Bayelsa State Executive Council have joined in the call against the proposed Water Resources Bill 2020 which has passed its second reading on the floor of the Senate.
At its weekly meeting at the Exco Chamber in Government House, Yenagoa, the Council said the Bill is another draconian land use decree in disguise which the state will resist at all costs.
It appears the dust over the National Water Resources Bill being deliberated upon on the floor of the National Assembly is yet to settle.
Briefing journalists after the 7th Executive Council meeting of the Governor Douye Diri’s administration, the Council expressed the state government’s readiness to apply all necessary legal frameworks to reject any legislation by the National Assembly that would emanate from the bill.
In another development, the Council also approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework covering Year 2020 to 2023.
Approval of the medium framework is expected to set the tone for the presentation of the 2021 Budget by Governor Diri to the State House of Assembly in a few weeks from now.