By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State House of Assembly has played host to the yet to be confirmed Transition Chairmen of Ogun Waterside Local Government Council, Femi Onanuga and his Remo North counterpart, Biodun Somoye, who apologized for actions leading to the misunderstanding between them and monarchs as well as some leaders in their Local Government Areas.
The duo took turn to brief the members of the Assembly on efforts made to resolve all the allegations of breach of peace and lack of respect for the traditional institutions and leaders leveled against them at a session presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
They noted that they hold the monarchs and all other stakeholders in their respective councils in high esteem.
On his part, Onanuga stated that he had formally conveyed his apology to the traditional council at mediatory meetings conveyed earlier by elders in the councils, while Somoye remarked that he had resolved all differences with all concerned stakeholders with a view to ensuring more development projects in the council.
In his remarks, Speaker Oluomo noted that the Assembly which played a mediatory role honoured the position and intention of Governor Dapo Abiodun likewise people’s opinion, with an assurance that the ninth Assembly as credible representatives of the people, would continue to be a peace bridge between the government and the governed with a view to entrenching good governance in the State.
Oluomo acknowledged the previous interactive session with the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Afolabi Afuape, as well as the State Chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria and therefore directed the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to collate the report of the proceedings for further legislative actions on the matter.
In another development, the State lawmakers observed a minute silence in honour of the late former Senator Buruji Kashamu describing him as a philanthropist who exhibited special traits in politics.
Meanwhile, the Assembly has invited concerned stakeholders to the public hearing against fake ticketing tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Assembly Complex.
The Speaker announced that the meeting which would be coordinated by a Tripartite Ad-hoc Committee to be led by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Dare Kadiri would have the Chairman, House Committee on Transportation as a co-opted member to eradicate fake ticketing.
Representatives of the stakeholders to the meeting are expected to be seated at 12.30pm in line with the State protocol on covid 19, especially as relating to social distancing.