Abiodun To Present 2022 Appropriation Bill,As Ogun Assembly Okays Ogungbade As New Attorney General - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Abiodun To Present 2022 Appropriation Bill,As Ogun Assembly Okays Ogungbade As New Attorney General

Governor Dapo Abiodun is set to present 2022 Appropriation Bill on Tuesday, next week before Ogun State House of Assembly for consideration and approval, just as the house approved the governor's appointment of Oluwasina Olanrewaju Ogungbade as the new Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, replacing Gbolahan Adeniran who recently resigned in controversial circumstances from the State Executive Council

Deputy Clerk of the Assembly, Barr. (Mrs.) Funmi Adeyemi in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews on Thursday in Abeokuta,announced the date for presentation of the 2022 Budget proposal slated to hold by 10am Inside Hallow Chamber of the Assembly at Oke-mosan, Abeokuta

According to the statement "all invited stakeholders, guests and other Government functionaries are expected to be seated in line with COVID-19 protocols by 9.30am prompt  

Meanwhile the State House of Assembly during its plenary on Thursday, confirmed the appointment of Ogungbade as the next Attorney General for the state after adoption of its report on the  screening of  the nominee 

Deputy Speaker, Akeem Balogun presented the report of the Committee of the Whole House chaired by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluom and later  moved the motion for its adoption which was seconded by Hon. Ganiyu Oyedeji.

The confirmation of the nominee was thereafter done through a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sherif, seconded by Hon. Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote. 

The Assembly had on Wednesday  screened the nominee during during which the lawmakers charged the nominee  to ensure the immediate implementation of the State Law Reform Commission, 2021 passed earlier in the year.

The Speaker in company of other lawmakers maintained that the law was targeted at retaining the State in its pride of place through seamless review of the State’s operational laws in line with societal realities and global best practices.

They tasked the nominee to ensure that reforms were put in place to strengthen justice administration through seamless access to justice by the people, with a view to further decongesting all correctional facilities in the State.

In his response, Ogungbade stated that he was determined to ensure that every common man in the society had unhindered access to the justice, adding that he would aggressively explore all legal and administrative mechanisms including plea bargain to aid justice dispensation.

In another development , the Speaker commended the State Command of the Nigeria Police for its efforts in curbing crimes and criminality in the State, especially its recent break-through leading to the arrest of a five- man gang terrorizing communities in Ewekoro Local Government area, calling for sustained efforts in ridding the State of criminal elements.

The Speaker gave the commendation, while responding to the submission of a member representing Ijebu North 2 State Constituency, Hon. Dare Kadiri, who reported a case of recent kidnapping of a student in his constituency and the bad conditions of some of the roads in his constituency.

He also requested the State Ministry of Works to ensure application of palliatives on the bad portions of some of the roads within the State.

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