By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
In its bid to forestall security breach as well as prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution, calling on the government and all security agencies to place a ban on street carnivals and usage of fireworks during the coming yuletide.
The passage of the resolution followed an extended debate by lawmakers, leading to a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by a member representing Ijebu North I State Constituency, Sylvester Abiodun and supported by all the lawmakers at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
According to the lawmakers who spoke in unison, it was imperative for the state government to consider suspending any forms of carnival or street procession which could further affect the security situation in the state, noting that such an event organised in the past had resulted in clashes leading to breach of public peace.
Passing the motion into resolution, the Speaker noted that the lawmakers’ decision was in the best interest of the state, saying that the Assembly as an institution, would not allow any criminal act under the guise of carnivals, disrupt the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.
He directed the Clerk and Head of Legislative Services, Mr. Deji Adeyemo to convey the Assembly’s resolution to Governor Dapo Abiodun, and all security formations.
In another development, Speaker Oluomo has announced that the Assembly would hold a stakeholders’ forum on “H.B. No. 072/OG/2021-the Ogun State Anti-Corruption Law, 2021- A Bill for a law to establish the Ogun State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law and for connected purposes” on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.