THREE ADC LAWMAKERS MOVE TO APC, AS OGHA SEEKS RENOVATION OF MUDA LAWAL STADIUM~NEWSEXTRA  - News Extra Online

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

THREE ADC LAWMAKERS MOVE TO APC, AS OGHA SEEKS RENOVATION OF MUDA LAWAL STADIUM~NEWSEXTRA 




All the three lawmakers elected under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Honourables Jemili Akingbade, who was also the former Minority Whip, Adegoke Adeyanju and Wahab Haruna have defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress ( APC) during the plenary today.

Reading their separate letters of defection, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo stated that the lawmakers cited internal crisis, the need to join the league of progressives to further contribute their quota to the development of the State having consulted wide with their leaders and constituents were parts of prelude to their defections. 

With the defection, the State House of Assembly, now consists of 25 members of the ruling party with only a member from the opposition party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In another development, Ogun State House of Assembly has called on the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to declare a state of emergency on the Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero; thereby devising ways to resuscitate activities in the facility, while taking advantage of the Sports Trust Fund to engage private organizations and individuals to support the growth of sporting activities in the State.     

The Assembly’s recommendation followed the adoption of the report of its Committee on Youth, Sports and Employment Generation on an oversight to Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero through a motion moved by the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Sola Adams, seconded by Hon. Bolanle Ajayi and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote.

The lawmakers, who lamented the deplorable condition of the stadium, recommended that the stadium should be completely renovated with replacement of all damaged structures, equipment and materials needed for full capacity utilization of the facility by the public.

The Assembly also called on the Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Youth and Sports to immediately submit a copy of the survey plan and other title documents of the stadium to the Assembly.

The Assembly equally directed the Permanent Secretary to provide an updated list of all business owners and associations occupying the stadium premises with approval for allocation of space, rent agreement and other relevant documents issued to tenants in the Stadium, likewise the updated records of revenue generated on rents from occupants of the facility from 2015 till date to appraise the total revenue generated and expenses incurred.

In the same vein, a member representing Ijebu North 1, State Constituency, Hon. Sylvester Abiodun submitted a petition to the House on behalf of one Chief Bolarinwa Omololu over the destruction of his farm lands.

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