As the eighth legislative session of the Ogun State House of Assembly winds down, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi has ascribed the successes recorded by the Assembly to the unrelenting commitment and dedication to service by his colleague-lawmakers, as well as the management and entire workers of the Assembly.
Adekunbi made the remarks during a valedictory meeting with management staff of the Assembly, led by the Clerk, Engr. Jonathan Onajobi, at the Conference Room of the State House of Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
He stated that the massive support, understanding and cooperation of members of staff, contributed immensely to the overall success of the law making business, which was achieved through a hitch free operations of the 7th and 8th legislative sessions, resulting in socio-economic transformation of the State.
The Speaker noted that the Assembly passed a lot of people oriented legislations, which had brought about huge development and investment opportunities being witnessed in the State, admonishing the workers to extend the support to the incoming leadership of the 9th legislature, with a view to ensuring a more virile and stronger democratic practices and engendered more developments in the State.
Responding, the Clerk applauded the Speaker’s sense of openness, transparency, motivation, commitment and team spirit, in the administration of human and material resources of the State House of Assembly, which according to him, were largely responsible for the achievements recorded in the last eight years.
He assured that the management and the entire workers would sustain the existing seamless and symbiotic relationship towards achieving higher productivity and efficient service delivery.
Meanwhile, the Speaker had earlier met with some Councillors from some Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Areas in the State, led by Oyedele Azeez and Saheed Sanusi of Abeokuta South East LCDA and Abeokuta South LG, who came to the Assembly to appeal for the review of the Assembly’s resolution on suspension of Chairmen and Councillors of LGs and LCDAs in the State.
He assured that the State Assembly, under his leadership “remains an institution that respects the plight and yearnings of the people in the running of affairs of the third tier of government”; explaining that the resolution was not meant to witch-hunt any elected Local Government official but rather to clarify allegations levelled against some of them, including abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds.