Ogun State House of Assembly (OGHA) has challenged Community Development Departments in the twenty Local Government Councils in the State, the Community Development Councils (CDCs), as well as the State’s Council of Baales, to collaborate with the State Ministry of Health in sensitizing members of the public on the preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the State.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo gave the challenge while responding to the remarks of a member, representing Abeokuta South II State Constituency, Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa, who spoke under Personal Explanation, on the need for the relevant agencies of government to improve on the sensitization and orientation of residents, particularly the rural dwellers.
Acknowledging the impressive media sensitization and advertorial against the spread of the disease in the State, Oluomo also tasked members of the Community Development Associations in all parts of the State to join in the massive campaign against the spread of the disease.
In another development, a member, representing Abeokuta North State Constituency, Hon. Modupe Mujota has lauded the State Government for the swift response to the fire outbreak that occurred at Lafenwa and Petrol tanker explosion at Rounder, around Abule Ijaye area recently, appealing for provision of succour for victims of the incidents.
Meanwhile, Speaker Oluomo has made an appeal to the State Governor, to intervene on border issues, especially, Imeko-Afon and other parts of the State to prevail on the men and officers of the Customs Service, to check their excesses, as they had extended Federal Government’s directive on 20km setback of filling stations in the border areas, to over 30km, causing unnecessary challenge for residents in some of these communities.
Oluomo made the appeal while responding to the presentation of the Minority Whip, Jemili Akingbade, who reported the excesses of the men of the Customs drafted to the border towns, who often stopped petroleum tankers from places like Olorunda and Owode, which were over 30km from the borders, thereby making access to the product more difficult for residents of the border communities.
Earlier at the Plenary, the Speaker acknowledged a correspondence dated March 3, 2020, from the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, proposing a Bill for a Law to amend the Ogun State Health Insurance Law, 2018.
“The Bill which has received the approval of the State Executive Council was being forwarded for due consideration of the House of Assembly and consequent passage into law”, the letter partly reads.