Bill On New Departments For Senior Citizens, Others Underway-Ogun Speaker

Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, has assured members of the State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), led by Comrade Waheed Oloyede, of the Assembly’s Commitment to the welfare of the elderly and the physically challenged, as it is putting together a bill that will create new departments meant to address issues relating to their welfare.

          This is just as the Speaker also promised the members of the State chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors led by Mr. Gbolahan Popoola, that plans were underway for holistic review of the Local Government law to promote efficiency and give rooms for stakeholders’ involvement in grassroot development.

Oluomo gave the assurance, while playing host to the members of the two groups during a courtesy call on the Speaker at the State House of Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Oluomo, while responding to the presentation of the pensioners, assured that the Ninth Legislature would continue to engage the government, towards ensuring the payment of their outstanding gratuities as soon as government receives the bond approved by the Assembly.

He seized the opportunity to clarify that in line with the Assembly’s parley with the Labour union in the State, the controversial labour bill had been suspended, while the old law remains operational.