Ogun State House of Assembly has challenged the State Water Corporation to resuscitate the old Water Station at Imasai – Ibooro and other similar water stations across the State, to boost the supply of potable water to residents, so as to prevent the outbreak of cholera and other diseases.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, gave the charge while responding to the presentation of a member representing Egbado North 1 State Constituency, Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju during a plenary, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oluomo, who noted that access to potable water by all residents of the State, would promote hygiene and prevent outbreak of diseases, also called on the Agency in charge of disease control and the State Primary Healthcare Board, to be proactive at preventing incidence of outbreak of diseases.
He commended the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for the rehabilitation of primary health centres across the State, to reduce the burden on the secondary and tertiary health facilities, while urging for renovation and provision of equipment in more primary health centres.
Earlier speaking under personal explanation, Hon. Adeyanju had canvassed for the supply of potable water in rural areas and called for the rehabilitation of primary health centres, especially at his constituency in line with the on- going renovation of primary health facilities across the State.
Also at the plenary, a member representing Sagamu II State Constituency, Hon. Ademola Adeniran presented a petition on behalf of Igbogun Youth Association and John Kennedy Foundation, on a ‘breach of public peace’ against Mr. Adeyemi Kalejaiye, who allegedly prevented the groups from carrying out an empowerment programme for artisans in the area.
Responding, the Speaker charged the petition to the House Committee on Justice, Ethics and Public Petitions for further legislative actions.
Head Information Unit, OGHA