Ban Carnival, Fireworks- Ogun Assembly Asks Gov.Abiodun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Ban Carnival, Fireworks- Ogun Assembly Asks Gov.Abiodun


Ogun State House of Assembly has  passed a resolution, asking the State Government and all security agencies in the State to place a ban on street carnivals and the usage of fireworks during the coming yuletide, as part of measures to forestall a breach of security as well as prevent further spread of COVID 19 among the people of the State
The passage of the resolution on Thursday, followed an extended debate by lawmakers leading to a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by a member representing Ijebu North I State Constituency, Sylvester Abiodun and supported by all the lawmakers at a Plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. 

The lawmakers jointly agreed on the need for the State Government to consider suspending any forms of carnival or street procession, capable of posing  further threat to the security situation in the State

She noted  that such event organised in the past had resulted in clashes leading to breach of public peace.
Oluomo described the resolution passed by  the lawmakers as the best decision in the interest of the State, saying that the Assembly as an institution would not allow any criminal act under the guise of carnivals disrupt the relative peace being enjoyed in the State

He also stressed the need  to avoid any act that could further spread covid 19 in the State.

The Speaker thereafter directed the Clerk and Head of Legislative Services, Mr. 'Deji Adeyemo to convey the Assembly’s resolution to Governor Dapo Abiodun and all security formations.

In another development, Speaker Oluomo announced that the Assembly would hold a stakeholders’ forum on “H.B. No. 072/OG/2021- the Ogun State Anti-Corruption Law, 2021- A Bill for a law to Establish the Ogun State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law and for connected purposes” tomorrow, Friday, 19th November, 2021 at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.   

According to him, the public hearing would take place at 10:00am prompt; while all relevant stakeholders are enjoined to be seated by 9.30 am prompt.


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