By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
The Ogun State House of Assembly has felicitated with the Akarigbo–elect and Paramount Ruler of Remo land, Prince Babatunde Ajayi on his recent selection to the stool.
Assembly charge the new elect Kabiyesi to bring his wealth of experience in the private sector to bear on ascension to the throne to further contribute to the development of Remoland and the State at large.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, spoke on behalf of his colleagues while responding to the submission of the Majority Leader, Adeyinka Mafe, under Personal Explanation at the plenary.
Adekunbi appreciated Senator Ibikunle Amosun led- government for its timely role and support for the selection process of the monarch which according to him was in fulfilment of the rich cultural and traditional values of the State.
According to the Speaker, ‘’the Akarigbo elect has all it takes to take Remo land to greater heights, considering his distinguished background.’’
Also, while responding to the Majority Leader’s call for the immediate downward review in the boarding and feeding fees of the model schools,Adekunbi said model schools as a citadel of knowledge would redefine education sector in the country, saying that it would allow its products compete favourably with their peers across the globe.
According to him,it would further create room for more indigent students in line with the present administration’s vision of affordable and qualitative education policy.
He noted that the State government had consulted widely with stakeholders before fixing the boarding and feeding fees for the institution which is constructed across all the Local Government Councils in the State.
The Speaker assured that more consultations would still be carried out with all stakeholders with a view to determining further review of the boarding fees.
On the deplorable state of Atikori – Eyin Osun road in Ijebu North I State Constituency caused by heavy duty vehicles belonging to companies in the area as reported by Hon. Bowale Solaja, the Speakers tasked the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to liaise with companies across the State towards ensuring effective road maintenance and putting in place palliative measures where necessary.
He explained that such measures when implemented would alleviate the plight of commuters and motorists.
He stressed that the present administration had invested massively on road construction which had led to the socio-economic development being witnessed in the State.