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Ogun Assembly Charges Police Commissioner To Checkmate Cult Clashes, Land Grabbing


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Worried by the incessant loss of lives and wanton destruction of property, the Ogun State House of Assembly has enjoined the State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, to step up measures at checkmating the activities of road transport unions, as well as curb the illegal activities of land grabbers and cultists in some parts of the State.

The Assembly made the call on Thursday following  a motion moved by a member representing Obafemi Owode State Constituency, Hon. Soneye Kayode, seconded by his Remo North counterpart, Hon. Solomon Osho and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Assembly equally called on the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to as a matter of urgency, intervene in the impeding security challenges occasioned by the activities of some unscrupulous individuals.

Earlier, members in their separate submissions, reported ranges of issues including security challenges in their respective constituencies, calling on the security agencies to invoke relevant sections of the State Land Grabbing and Anti Kidnapping Law, 2016, with a view to strengthening security of lives and property in all parts of the State.

In a related development, the Assembly directed the Permanent Secretaries in the State Ministries of Works and Infrastructure, Environment and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to devise measures at assessing the level of damage done by the rainstorm and make recommendations to the State Government, for the provision of succour and damage control.

They called for the implementation of more infrastructural projects, especially, rural development projects, including; construction and rehabilitation of rural roads, schools, modern health centres and electrification projects, amongst others.

Responding, the Speaker stated that the present administration was committed to the completion of infrastructural projects embarked upon by the past administration, with an assurance that more democratic dividends would be provided in all parts of the State.

While calling for proactive measures from relevant agencies at ensuring effective sensitisation of members of the public on the need to protect the environment, he appealed to the people to avoid erection of structures along water ways, stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainages and keep their environment clean at all times.

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