- PUNCH LINE
By: Manny Ita
The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi has said that the legislative arm would collaborate with the executive arm of government with a view to continuing the payment of severance allowance to the remaining former political office holders in the State yet to be paid.
Adekunbi, gave the assurance while responding to the submission of his Deputy, Olakunle Oluomo, who raised the issue of the outstanding payment of severance to the political office holders especially at the local government level under Personal Explanation at the plenary.
The Speaker noted that in spite of the paucity of fund the Senator to Ibikunle Amosun led administration had commenced the payment of the allowance to all political office holders who had served the State at different levels some ago, pledging that more efforts would be intensified the the legislature to ensure that the State government resume the payment to those yet to be paid even if it could be done in phases.
Earlier, Oluomo appealed to the State Government to step up measures at ensuring the timely payment of the allowance to the ex-political functionaries, who served at various capacities during the previous administrations both at the State and Local Government levels.
In another development, two bills scaled through first reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly, after they were read for the first time by the Clerk of the House, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu before members at the plenary.
The bills included: “H.B No. 28/OG/2018- Local Government (Amendment) Law, 2000- A Bill for a Law to Amend the Local Government Law, 2000” and “H.B No. 29/2018- Ogun State Sports Development Trust Fund Law, 2018- A Bill for a Law to Provide for the Establishment of Ogun State Sports Development Trust Fund Law and Management Committee to Manage the Fund and for Matters Connected therewith or Incidental thereto”