In its bid to ensure continued promotion of industrial safety and healthy society, the State House of Assembly has reaffirmed its commitment towards enacting legislations aimed at protecting the environment and ensuring overall well-being of the people.
The Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon.Suraju Ishola Adekunb,i said this while playing host to a delegation from the Environment and Safety Management Institute led by its South West Regional Coordinator, Abdulahi Omeiza at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Adekunbi said that the State’s industrialisation efforts have been yielding expected results, through the provision of necessary machineries meant to promote safety and healthy living in all the industries operating in the State.
He enjoined the Institute to liaise with the State Ministry of Environment for sustainability of the existing policies on safety to further boost investment in the State, adding that the Assembly was irrevocably committed to putting in place legislations to develop all sectors of the State economy.
Earlier, Omeiza submitted that the Institute saddled with the responsibility of setting standards, accredit courses and qualifications for the staff of companies on environment and safety measures, had concluded plans to introduce compulsory human capacity development programmes for all categories of workers in all factories across the State.
He explained that “our Institute is responsible for promoting best practices in safety and environmental issues, including professional certification, as well as the conferment of National and International Service of Excellence Awards”.
In another development, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, commended a student of the Scholar Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ajisafe Solomon for doing the State proud by emerging second overall best student, in the just concluded 2018 Federal Government 774- Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Scholarship award.
He described the award as another major achievement and a pointer to the fact that education remained one of the major cardinal programmes of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led-administration in the State.
Adekunbi gave the commendation at the Assembly plenary, while responding to the submission of a member representing Ado-Odo/Ota I State Constituency, Hon. Akinpelu Aina, who spoke under Personal Explanation that the award was another milestone in the history of the State, having invested massively in the sector.