Killings : Ogun Assembly Urges Customs To Observe Rule Of Engagements - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, October 31, 2019

Killings : Ogun Assembly Urges Customs To Observe Rule Of Engagements

Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday called on the boss  of the Nigeria Customs Service to caution its officers and men to follow standard rule of engagements while enforcing the directive of the Federal Government 
 to ensure proctection of human lives in border communities of the State.

The Speaker Olakunle Oluomo  made the call while responding to the submissions of members including Honourables Sikiratu Ajibola, Haruna Wahab and Adegoke Adeyanju, who spoke under Personal Explanation at the Assembly plenary held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Oluomo enjoined the people living in border areas to desist from any act that could lead to the breach of security or smuggling of contraband items; while decrying the recklessness on the part the officers and men of the Nigeria  customs Service.

The Speaker, who acknowledged the efforts of members of the National Assembly from the State at bringing the sensitive issue to the notice of the Federal Government and other appropriate authorities, stressed the need to avoid any act that could lead to loss of lives of innocent people in any part of the State.

Also,  the State House of Assembly lent its voice in support of the State Government's call on the relevant  Federal Government agencies including the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Office of the Ecological Fund to provide necessary support and relief materials to victims of flashfloods in some parts of the State.

Speaker Oluomo made the call in response  to the submissions of Honourables Abdul Oladunjoye, Adeniran Ademola, Ganiyu Oyedeji and Akeem Balogun, who reported the plights of their respective constituents during the recent rain, which resulted into flooding that left many people homeless.

He warned the people to help protect the environment, and avoid  dumping refuse in drainage as well as  desist from erecting structures on water ways to avoid flooding.
Meanwhile, Oluomo acknowledged the receipt of Governor Dapo Abiodun's correspondence transmitting "A Bill for a Law to provide for the Public Private Partnerships, Establish the Office of Public Private Partnerships, Promote the Development of Infrastructure and Service Delivery in Ogun State and for Related Matters", to the lawmakers shortly after the commencement of their recess barely three weeks ago.  

Also, the bill on the Ogun State Audit Law, 2019, scaled first reading on the floor of the House during the Assembly plenary after it was read for the first time by the Ag. Clerk, Mr Deji Adeyemo.

From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

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