7th June, 2011
The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Surajudeen Adekunbi has called on the people of Ogun to be more security conscious, following the discovery of a bomb at the House of Assembly yesterday
He added that the security of life and property should not be left for the police and other security agencies alone.
Reacting to the bomb scare in the premises of the House of Assembly yesterday during the inauguration of the 7th Assembly in the state, he said: “It was a strange. Thank God it was averted.I do not know why such a thing could happen at a point when the good people of Ogun State were witnessing the inauguration of their new representatives. It is quite unfortunate.”
Advising the people to be more security conscious, he said: “it is just a signal to all of us that we should be more security conscious and should not leave the issue of security for the security agencies alone.”
The Speaker promised a cordial and smooth relationship with the executive arm of the government.
According to him, “we are ready to work with the governor and our focus is to propose legislation for good governance and peaceful co-existence of the people of the state. We are committed to development scheme, social welfare, investment opportunity and taking advantage of our proximity to the commercial nerve centre of the country, Lagos.”
He urged other members of the House to be patient, focused, prepared for quality representation and have better interaction with their constituents.
Meanwhile the 7th legislature will be having is first sitting tomorrow with the newly elected Speakler representing Yewa North 1 State Constituency presiding.
The new Assembly comprises 17 ACN, 6 PDP and 3 PPN members. Among them are two female members. They are Hon. Elizabeth Anifowoshe, Obafemi/Owode and Hon. Adijat Motunrayo Adeleye-Oladapo, Ifo 2 State Constituency.
By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta