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Ogun assembly approves appointment of 20 Special Advisers

Ogun State House of Assembly has approved Governor Dapo Abiodun’s request to appoint 20 Special Advisers for the running of government pending the appointment of State Commissioners.

The approval followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader Yusuf Sheriff following the presentation of the Governor’s correspondence to the members, while Atinuke Bello seconded the motion, which was supported by all members.

Also, the state governor has issued a proclamation for the dissolution of the 9th Ogun State House of Assembly with effect from 9th June, 2023.

The Governor in the proclamation to the House dated 5th June noted that the dissolution, which was in accordance with the 1999 Constitution became effective at the expiration of a period of four years, commencing from the first day of the first sitting of the House.

The proclamation notice states, “whereas as it is provided in subsection (1) of Section 105 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that the House of Assembly of a State shall stand dissolved at the expiration of a period of four years, commencing from the day of the first sitting of the House:

“And whereas it is further provided in subsection (3) of the said Section 105 that the person elected as Governor of the State shall have power to issue a proclamation for the dissolution of the House of Assembly of the State as provided in the said section (105):

“And whereas the Ninth (9th) Ogun State House of Assembly had the first sitting of its session on 10th June 2019.

“Now therefore, I Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State of Nigeria in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by sub-section (3) of section 105 of the Constitution aforesaid, and all powers enabling me in that behalf hereby proclaim that the 9th Ogun State House of Assembly shall stand dissolved on 9th June 2023”.

Meanwhile, the Governor has also proclaimed the inauguration and holding of the first session of the 10th Ogun State House of Assembly to hold on Tuesday, 13th June 2023.

Meanwhile, the speaker ,Olakunle Oluomo has made an appeal to members of the State Chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria to shelve their strike as the State Government was already looking into their requests.

The Speaker advised the PASAN members to take a queue from the Nigeria Labour Congress at the national level, which had shelved its planned strike to allow for negotiations in the spirit of collective bargaining.

According to him, since government was already considering their requests, the workers should please reciprocate the gesture by calling off the strike.

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