The Osun State House of Assembly has vowed not to spare any Ministry, Department and Agency (MDAs), as well as officials of government in its efforts at strengthening the system of government in the state.
The Speaker, Honourable Najeem Salaam stated this while receiving the former Governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola who visited him for Ileya festival celebration.
Salaam stressed that the house 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.
His words: “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 toes.
“No MDA would be spared in this operation. We want to scale up our supervision.”
The Speaker explained that the delay in the formation of standing committees of the House was to have better hands at various committees to be able to deliver effectively.
“There is the need to understudy ourselves and see how we can make use of the potentials in the new members and put each of them at the appropriate committee where they can perform optimally.”
Earlier, Oyinlola had commended the parliament for playing its role towards the development of the state.
He appealed to every stakeholder, especially workers to come out new to serve the state diligently, adding that “this state belong to all of us and its survival depends on what we do today that would be the reflection of what happens tomorrow. In as much as we want our state to survive, we should come with the mind to serve diligently.”
– Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo