The Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam, has lashed out at the Minority Leader, Hon. Safiriyu Akinwole for seeking cars for members of the house at a time the state is facing hardship.
The speaker stated that official cars for members of the Osun State’s 6th Assembly is not a priority as it does not translate to development in the State.
Salaam said this in a swift reaction to a comment passed by the Minority Leader, Akinwole was given the floor to pass comment on the 25th anniversary of the State.
Hon. Akinwole who represents Ife East State Constituency (PDP), said “Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola started well but recently due to the economic crunch, the governor is lagging behind in some areas sighting the instance of members of the State 6th Assembly not having official cars….” but the speaker reacting promptly said “Giving cars to honorable members of the State Assembly is not a priority and does not in any way translate to development”
The Speaker added that they are elected to serve the people and not themselves and that members must be ready to make sacrifices till things get better. The honourables unanimously appreciate the works of the past governors of the State and especially the present governor Rauf Aregbesola for his doggedness and the ongoing massive development in the state.