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N50bn Bond: Ogun House insists on public hearing…rejects nomination of commissioner

By Kolade Larewaju

ABEOKUTA – THE Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Tunji Egbetokun said yesterday that no amount of intimidation would make the House to change its mind about subjecting the N50 billion Bond application by Governor Olugbenga Daniel to a public hearing.

This came just as the House rejected the nomination of Mr. Yemi Akinwonmi as a Commissioner. Speaking at the sitting of the House, Egbetokun said his statement on the Bond issue was being misconstrued, adding that he would not bulk at conducting a public hearing on the issue.

He said: “I maintain my stand. The House will conduct a public hearing. It is mandatory  to invite the public to air their views.

“When the request is put to the House, we will appropriately invite the public and their position will be taken into consideration. I cannot be intimidated or cajoled.”

Meanwhile, the nomination of Mr Akinwonmi was yesterday rejected and Governor Daniel asked to send the name of a replacement following the inability of the commissioner- designate to present evidence of his disengagement from public service.

Deputy Speaker, Mr. Remmy Hazzan who read the report of the selection committee said Mr. Akinwonmi could not present a copy of his letter of resignation from the teaching service and that the manner of his disengagement from the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, where he worked was not clear. After the report, Hazzan moved a motion for its adoption and was seconded by Mrs. Adijat Oladapo


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