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Osun Assembly Vow to Assist Executive Fight Corruption

Posted: Sep 28, 2015 at 12:58 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti OSOGBO

For the second time, Osun State House of Assembly read riot act to all public workers in ministries, department and agencies of government on its resolve to rid the system of corrupt practices.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Nojeem Sallam who read this fresh riot act at the weekend while receving the former Governor of the State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola who visited him on Ileya festival cenebration at his country home, Ede explained the resolve of the present crop of legislators to join hinads with the executive arm to ensure that corruption is reduced to the bearest minimum.

The Speaker warned that henceforth no Ministry, Department and Agency (MDAs), as well as officials of government would be spared in its efforts at strengthening the system to ensure that the people get the best from their commonwealth. Hon. Sallam said the assembly would go deeper and be more critical beyond its usual supervision to ensure effectiveness in the governance of the state.

According to him, “of recent, we have been beaming our searchlight into the activities of some specific agencies of government and even contractors because we have to step up to further enhance the performance of this government.

“We are ever ready to be more critical and go deeper. It does not mean that we want to witchunt anybody, but to ensure that everyone secure the best in terms of raising the profiles of the masses and ensuring that financial appropriation served its purpose.

“Whether you are a contractor, a worker or even political office holders, everyone must be put on his toesâ€.

“No MDA would be spared in this operation. We want to scale up our supervision”, Salaam said. He said that Assembly would not approve the budget of any MDA without convincing the parliament about the performance of its last budget, most especially in the area of revenue generation.

The Speaker who used the avenue to address the issue surrounding the delay in the formation of standing committees of the House said, it  would not in any way affect the oversight function of the house on the executive.