Road Carnage:Ogun Assembly Summons Dangote Top Officials - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Road Carnage:Ogun Assembly Summons Dangote Top Officials

Ogun State House of Assembly has summoned top officials of Dangote Industries Limited over the disturbing trend of loss of lives, allegedly caused by recklessness of its drivers.

The house is inviting the management of the Africa's largest cement producers , for deliberation on how to address the worrisome situation and find a lasting solutions to public complaint against its drivers recklessness, with the aim of protecting the interests of investors and residents of the state.

Speaker of the house Right Honourable. Olakunle Oluomo announced the invitation during the lawmakers' plenary on Tuesday at the Assembly's complex in Oke-mosan,Abeokuta .

Oluomo issued the invitation while  responding to the submissions of a member representing Ijebu-North I State Constituency, Hon. Slyvester Niyi, who decried the carefree attitude of the drivers leading to the killing some members of his constituency.

The date of the invitation is expected to be communicated to the management of Dangote which has one of its largest cement factories in Ibese ,Yewa North Local Government Area of the State.

The speaker also lauded the present administration for the construction and rehabilitation of roads across the State, with an appeal for the consideration of the choice of preference of Station-Oke-Agbo-Molusi road for construction by the residents of Ijebu-North I State Constituency.

Oluomo called on the State government  through the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to expedite actions at putting palliatives on the failed portions of the Lafenwa-Rounda Road, especially Oju-irin-police station as well as other parts of the State to ease human and vehicular movements.  

Meanwhile the Speaker has directed the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to conduct demographic survey across the State with a view to assessing and gathering data on towns and settlements that are in dire need of new primary and secondary schools 

Establishment of additional schools according to him, will enable more pupils have unhindered access to quality education in line with the programmes of the Dapo Abiodun's administration.

Oluomo issued the directive while responding to the remarks of his Deputy, Dare Kadiri under Personal Explanation, who presented a petition from the Baales and community leaders under the Obaruwa of Isamuro Community, Ago-Iwoye in Ijebu-North, appealing to the State Goverment for the establishment of a primary school at Idiagolu and secondary school at Oke-Ogbe.

Also, Oluomo urged the residents of the State to continue to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 precautionary measures as some of the developed nations were now experiencing the second wave of the pandemic.

He noted  that regular hand washing, observation of social distancing and other protocols must be observed.

The speaker pointed out that the partial reopening of educational institutions, religious places and markets by government did not mean that the COVID-19 was over, saying the nation economy could not afford the second wave of the pandemic, hence the need for the people to observe all the preventive measures.

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