By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State House of Assembly has told the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Dapo Okubadejo, and his health counterpart, Dr Tomi Coker to give an account on how much was received and spent towards containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The lawmakers disclosed that the accountability of the Covid-19 fund would guide them in giving approval for the recently proposed N2.5billion Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) intervention fund by the state government.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, during the plenary on Thursday, noted that the invitation to brief the Assembly is with a view to entrenching transparency and accountability, urging the two officials to appear before the lawmakers on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 11:30 am.
It would be recalled that the Assembly had earlier acknowledged a correspondence from the State Governor seeking the lawmakers’ approval to access the sum of N2.5bn in the on-going intervention fund provided by the CBN towards strengthening the health sector in the state for excellent healthcare services.
Meanwhile, Hon Oluomo in response to the demand of the members of the public especially motorists has called on the State Public Works Agency to immediately apply palliatives on the bad portions of Brewery-Ita Oshin road and around the Bridge at NNPC junction both in Abeokuta to ease vehicular movements in the areas.
Similarly, a member representing Ewekoro State Constituency, Hon. Yusuf Amosun reported the kidnapping of one of his constituents, who was allegedly raped during an invasion of a village in his constituency, with a call on the law enforcement agencies to ensure justice by bringing the perpetrators to book.
Responding, the Speaker called on the security agencies to immediately swing into action at ensuring that the apprehended culprits are made to face the full wrath of the law to serve as a deterrent for others.
While acknowledging the efforts of the Ministry of Environment on flood control equally enjoined the Commissioner in the Ministry, Hon. Abudu Abiodun-Balogun to intervene on the issue of flooding affecting some communities in Remo North State Constituency as reported by their representative, Hon. Solomon Osho.