The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, has condemned in strong terms, the recent attack in Ifo State Constituency, leading to loss of lives and property.
Adekunbi also commiserated with the Deputy Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, who represents the constituency, as well the House of Representatives member for Ifo/Ewekoro Federal Constituency, Isiaka Ibrahim.
Giving the condemnation while responding to his colleague-Lawmaker representing Ifo II, Ganiyu Oyedeji, who intimated the Assembly of the unfortunate incident, the Speaker pointed out that the vehicles and other property damaged were meant to support government’s developmental programme, aimed at spreading democratic gains to the residents of the State.
The Speaker lauded various security agencies for their intervention and urged them to redouble their efforts at restoring peace in the area, saying there was need for sustenance of existing peace and tranquillity in the State.
Meanwhile, the State House of Assembly has passed a resolution, calling on the State Government to take over the management of all interested community schools that met the necessary established educational standard of the State towards enhancing qualitative education programme.
The passage of resolution followed the motion moved by its sponsor and member representing Ifo II State Constituency, Ganiyu Oyedeji , seconded by the Chief Whip, Idowu Olowofuja and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi.
Opening debate on the resolution, Oyedeji stressed the need for government to take over the management of community schools, since communities had provided structure, with a view to achieving education for all and sundry in the State.
In their separate submissions, Honourables Victor Fasanya, Olayiwola Ojodu and Tunde Sanusi, who threw their weight behind the resolution, opined that only communities interested in handing over such properties to government should be engaged.