Ogun Assembly Lauds FG,NASS Over Released of Kunle Garb By Benin-Rep - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ogun Assembly Lauds FG,NASS Over Released of Kunle Garb By Benin-Rep

Ogun State House of Assembly has lauded the Intervention of the Federal Government and National Assembly in ensuring the eventual released of right activist, Dr.Kunle Garb who was arrested and subsequently detained by the Beninoise authority for allegedly challenging its encroachment into the Nigerian territory in Igbokofi Villiage, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state

Governor Dapo Abiodun had called on the Federal Government to protect the border areas and facilitate the release of Garb, an indigene of the state from the  detension of Benin Republic,  the call which was later rechoed by Senator Tolu Odebiyi representing Ogun West District on the floor of the Nigerian Senate

Oluomo gave the commendation on Thursday while responding to the presentation of a member representing Yewa North II State Constituency, Wahab Haruna, who notified the Assembly of the recent release of the activist courtesy of the intervention of relevant stakeholders.

The Speaker, thereafter admonished the Federal Government through the concerned agencies including the Ministry of Interior and that of Foreign Affairs, to step up strategies at improving on the security of residents of border communities with a view to curbing a re-occurence of such illegal detention.

In another development, the State Assembly has cautioned residents of the state to be vigilant of  the recent discovery of the deadly Delta variant of COVID-19 now ravaging some countries including Nigeria

The Speaker of the house,, Right. Honourable.Olakunle Oluomo, issued the caution, during the plenary session at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

He urged residents  to be vigilant by adhering strictly to the necessary safety precautions and protocols in stemming the rapid spread of the third wave of the disease.

Oluomo added that  the spike in the daily cases of victims recorded in the last two weeks, particularly in the neighbouring State, required that all residents of the State resume the use of face mask, maintain social distancing and do regular hand washing amongst others to flatten the curve of the disease in the State.

He stressed the need for residents to adhere to preventive measures, especially as the celebration of Eld-Kabir approaches,

 Speaker Oluomo noted that it was important to further comply with all protective measures.

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