THE Ogun State House of Assembly, Tuesday, adjourned further sitting indefinitely, saying it would no longer sit until Governor Olugbenga Daniel release funds for the running of the House.
Adjourning sine die, the Speaker, Mr. Tunji Egbetokun said it was practically impossible for the House to continue sitting without funds as it could not afford to buy diesel to power its generator nor buy ink for photocopying documents.
To meet with Daniel
He said â€œafter todayâ€™s (yesterday) adjournment we will meet in the Speakerâ€™s Office to nominate five members to meet with the Governor, as we agreed at the last meeting with him, to iron out areas of mix up and disagreement with the Governor.
â€œI suggest we meet in the Speakerâ€™s Office to nominate five people to meet with him (Daniel) within 72 hours, if he is available. The people will report back to the Speaker so that we can know the next step forward.
â€œIf not because we have somebody here who has used his filling station as collateral to get diesel, we would not have been able to even sit today. There is unavailability of papers and even ink to do photocopies. We cannot afford to totally ground an arm of government, but we have to receive funds to operate.â€
Before the adjournment sine die, the House called on the State Road Maintenance Agency, OGROMA, to do something about the deplorable roads in the state capital by doing at least some repair works.
Urges OGROMA to repair bad roads in Abeokuta
Mr. Fasiu Bakenne, representing Abeokuta South had raised the issue of the bad roads in the state capital and pleaded with the Speaker to call on OGROMA to do something.
Speaker Egbetokun in his response called on OGROMA to â€œcome to the aid of people of Abeokuta to do some palliative works even if you donâ€™t have money for major construction. We can still do some patching of the roads.â€