Assembly summons Ogun commissioners over palliatives, COVID-19

Sodiq Ojuroungbe

The Ogun state House of Assembly has invited the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker and her Special Duties and Inter- governmental affairs Counterpart, Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo, to appear before the house on Friday 15th May, 2020 to brief the lawmakers on the state government’s efforts at reducing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the Assembly will also be questioning the commissioners on the distribution of palliatives in the state.

PLATFORM TIMES further reports that the directive of the Assembly was consequent upon the motion moved by the Majority Leader and member representing Ado-Odo/Ota I State Constituency, Yusuf Sheriff and seconded by a member representing Yewa North 1 State Constituency, Adeyanju Adegoke.

It was learnt that the motion was further supported by the whole House through a voice vote at a plenary presided over by the Speaker at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Earlier, Honourables Adeyanju, who commended the State government’s efforts and the proactive measures of the State Ministry of Health, put the total number of confirmed COVID19 cases in the State as at the previous day at 127, with 74 active cases, 48 discharged with five death recorded.

Corroborating Adeyanju’s submission, Honourables Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye and Wahab Haruna lauded the ingenuity of the Governor in giving a window of relaxation which allowed the people, especially artisans to earn daily income during the relaxation.

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