Ogun Assembly passes 5 regulations to strengthen physical planning, eulogises late lawmaker


In furtherance of its efforts at ensuring a more coordinated activities within the physical planning and urban development sector in Ogun State, the State House of Assembly has passed a resolution amending five Regulations within the sector.

The amendment regulations included: Ogun State Planning and Development Permit Regulations, 2022, the State Building Production Management Regulation, 2022, State Outdoor Physical Furniture Regulations, 2022, the State Layout and Land Subdivision Regulations, 2022 and State Slum Regeneration Regulation, 2022.

The passage of the resolution followed the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Lands and Housing by its Chairman, Damilola Soneye at a Plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo.

Consequently, Soneye moved the motion for the adoption of the report, seconded by Hon. Kemi Oduwole and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote.

Thereafter, Speaker Oluomo directed that the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Deji Adeyemo convey the Assembly’s resolution to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

In another development, lawmakers and dignitaries convened at a Special Plenary to pay tribute and last respect to a former Assembly member, who represented Ilaro State Constituency between October 1979- and December, 1983, Hon. Emmanuel Olusesan Olatunji.

Oluomo, who led the serving members, former lawmakers and other dignitaries at the session, stated that the life of the deceased lawmaker was a reflection of virtues of diligence and service to humanity through his contributions at the then legislative sessions and in his community.

He tasked the serving lawmakers and political office holders on the need to ensure quality service delivery and be dedicated whenever they had the privilege to serve.

Also, the member representing Yewa South State Constituency, Hon. Ajayi Bolanle, who commiserated with the families and associates of the deceased, said the lawmaker contributed his quota to the overall success recorded in the State Legislature in the Second Republic in Nigeria.

According to her, “as we mourn the demise of late. Emmanuel Olusesan, we take solace in the fact that he lived a very fulfilled and a life worthy of emulation during and after his tenure as a member of this Honourable House. We equally wish to emphasize the fact that it is his Creator that has called him to his blossom”

Recounting the late Olatunji’s legacies, his former colleague, Muftau Ajibola described the late Assemblyman as a versatile lawmaker, who exhibited self-satisfaction and contentment even in his personal business after the aborted second legislative session in December, 1983.

The special session had in attendance the State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan, former Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, former lawmakers, Honourables Mufutau Ajibola, Wasiu Olawunmi, children of the deceased including the former Rector, Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa, Dr. Akinkurolere Olufunke among others.


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