The Ogun state House of Assembly has expressed Worry on the rising cases of deadly attacks on members of some communities in Ogun State by herdsmen, especially in Yewa Axis.
Speaker Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, who expressed the filling during a plenary while reacting to the submissions of members representing Yewa North 1
and 2 State Constituencies Hon. Adeyanju Adegoke and Hon. Wahab Haruna expressed optimism that the measures being put in place by the State Government through extended security summit in collaboration with security agencies would stop the menace.
The rising cases of deadly attacks on members of some communities in Ogun State by herdsmen, especially in Yewa Axis of the State has been brought to the front burner at the state house of Assembly as members representing Yewa North 1
and 2 State Constituencies Hon. Adeyanju Adegoke and Hon. Wahab Haruna under personal explanation
recalled the ordeals and agony of their constituents as a result of the incessant attacks on communities and villages which resulted in loss of lives and properties in their constituencies.
The lawmakers, who acknowledged the visit of the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to the affected areas, noted that the state helmsman during his engagement with the people in the previous day, assured of conveying a security meeting to address issues resulting in the attacks with a view to promoting peace and tranquility in the border communities.
Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo in his response implored the residents, particularly in the affected communities to give necessary information to security agencies to aid their surveillance and tactical operations, while urging the security agents to be more proactive in stemming the dastardly act.
In another development, the Assembly has also adopted its report of the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs presented by its Chairman, Hon. Akeem Balogun, on the extension of tenure of office for the Transition Committees in the Twenty Local Government Councils, having considered the prevailing circumstances in the State, especially the effect of the second wave of the COVID-19, which has prevented the State Government from conducting the local government elections as recommended by the House.
The State lawmakers granted the tenure extension after the adoption of the report through a motion moved by Hon Akeem Balogun, seconded by Hon. Sylvester Abiodun and supported by other lawmakers.
The Lawmakers unanimously called for the immediate formation of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to allow for the preparation of the councils’ election without further delay.