|Gov. Ibikunle Amosun|
Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly have resolved to support the State Governmentís request for a N19bn internal credit facility to fund on-going infrastructural projects and UBEC counterpart payment.
This was the submission of the members in their remarks at the plenary on Thursday following their interactive session with Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and her Works and Infrastructure counterpart, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite.
The members who spoke shortly after the Speaker, Rt. Hon Suraj Ishola Adekunbi requested for brief remarks arising from their meeting with the two Commissioners, explained that their decision to support the HR 216-219 was to give the democratic dividends to the people of the state.
Those who spoke in favour of the request including Honourables Adeyinka Mafe, Olusola Sonuga, Samuel Solarin, Olakunle Oluomo, Israel Jolaoso and Victor Fasanya disclosed that they have consulted with their constituents who gave them the go ahead to support the Governorís request.
They recalled that the bulk of the legacy projects put in place over 30 years ago by the Olabisi Onabanjo-led administration were funded by loan facilities which were later repaid.
The lawmakers maintained that the various road projects being put in place to develop the State should be completed while the State Universal Basic Education Programme also required counterpart funding payment for improved infrastructure in primary schools, just as the on-going construction of model Schools should equally be completed to achieve the free and qualitative education programme of the State Government.
Responding to a point of order raised by Hon. Remmy Hassan, Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adekunbi said that the Assembly had not received any court order, stating that the lawmakers were only allowed to make brief remarks in respect of the session they had with the two Commissioners on the affordability or otherwise of the loan request.
He thanked his colleague for displaying high sense of responsibility and diligence in promoting due process and transparency, assuring that the Assembly would always act in the best interest of the people.