Ogun Assembly Okays Balogun As New Auditor-General .. Gets Apology Letter From Suspended Member - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ogun Assembly Okays Balogun As New Auditor-General .. Gets Apology Letter From Suspended Member

Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday approved the nomination of  Mr. Lateef Balogun presented to it by Govermor Dapo Abiodun as the new  Auditor General for the state

His confirmation followed the presentation of the report of the Committee of the Whole House, chaired by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo as presented by his Deputy, Akeem Balogun, who also moved for its adoption, seconded by Hon. Bolanle Ajayi and supported by the Whole House. 

 The report partly reads, "the curriculum vitae and credentials of the nominee were thoroughly and carefully scrutinised by Honourable members.  Thereafter, the nominee was interviewed.  

The Committee in its report, found Mr. Balogun Akorede Lateef eligible and suitable for appointment into the exalted office of State Auditor General in the State.

The Committee, therefore recommended that the confirmation of the screened nominee for appointment as the State Auditor- General be approved by the House, having found him eligible and suitable to hold the Office, in consonance with the provision of section 126 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as altered)".

Consequently, the Deputy Speaker moved the motion for the confirmation of appointment of the new Auditor General, seconded by Hon. Musefiu Lamidi and supported by the Whole House through a unanimous voice vote. 

Meanwhile, one of the two lawmakers recently suspended by the State House of Assembly, Hon. Solomon Osho, has formally apologised to the House over whatever could have led to his suspension. 

The apology was contained in a correspondence dated 26th September, 2022 and addressed to the Rt. Hon Speaker, which reads, " I hereby humbly apologised for whatever I might have done to warrant the suspension, as it was never intentional and without prejudice to the rights and Priviledges of the Hallowed House.

Furthermore, I passionately appeal for reconsideration of my suspension, as my conducts has (sic) always been with decorum and respect for constituted authority. This I hope and pledge to keep sacred till the end of my tenure as worthy representative of my people.

Thank you Mr. Speaker and the House in anticipation of a favourable reconsideration, and understanding".

Responding, the Speaker charged the correspondence to the Committee of the Whole House for further legislative actions.

It will be recalled that Osho representing Remo North Constituency was suspended alongside with erstwhile Deputy Speaker ,Hon Oludare Kadiri who is representing Ijebu North two  constituency for alleged violation of right and privilege of the house

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