By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Matthew Kolawole has pledged to create a cordial working relationship with the executive arm of government to fast track development in the state.
Kolawole disclosed this while speaking at the monthly meeting of Kabba Development Union (KDU), Lokoja Chapter, which was held at Lokoja Club 1901 in Lokoja, the State capital.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Femi Ogungbemi, the new speaker appreciated God and the good people used for his emergence as the 12th Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly.
Kolawole further expressed his appreciation to the people for their support before, during and after the election, noting that it was God that made it possible for him to be elected as a Principal Officer in the Assembly despite he is a first timer.
He charged the people to continue to promote love, unity, peace among various families in Kabba Community
stressing that all hands must be on deck to move the community forward.
He promised to run an open door policy as the Honourable Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, urging them to feel free to approach him on issues that bothers on the development of not only the community but Kogi State at large.
He further called on the people to continue to support and cooperate with the current administration in other to fast track the development of the state.
He said, “Concerning the development of Kabba-Bunu, I have a lot of programs part of which are All Kabba-Bunu Secondary Schools Quiz Competition, Scholarships initiative and Empowerment Program which was recently held will be a recurrent event. At the end of my four years you will see reason for sending me to represent you”.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, former Commissioner for Fiance and community leader, Dr. Stephen Olorunfemi commended the Kolawole for making the community proud at the state level, stressing that this is the first the Local Government would be producing the Speaker of the House.
He urged all and sundry to support him and the current administration noting that the bible say as Christian it is good to always pray for people in the position of authorities.
He encouraged members of the meeting to continue to show interest in their coming together for the development of the community.
Dignitaries present at the meetings include; Barr. Tunde Bello, Hon. (Mrs.) Margaret Olayemi, Mrs. Owotunshe, Lt. Col. Olutunmogun, Mr. Mark Friday and host of others.
It would be recalled that the member resenting Kabba/Bunu constituency former Majority Leader, Mathew Kolawole became the speaker ,following the resignation of the immediate past speaker, Honourable Umar Ahmed Immam.