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Monday, 31 May 2021

MINISTER COMMENDS SENATOR ADEOLA ON BUDGET PASSAGE~NEWSEXTRA



 
The minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr. Clems Agba has commended Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) for his dedication to national interest during process leading to the yearly passage of national budgets as the chairman of Senate Committee on finance.  


In his remarks as the special guest of honour at the 20th Wedding Anniversary Dinner of Senator Adeola and his wife Temitope on Sunday night, the minister commended the sacrifices and exertion of the senator in the process leading to passage of budgets in relation to the consideration and passage of Medium Terms Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper(MTEF/FSP) before the President can present the appropriation bill for the consideration and passage by the National Assembly. 


“Out there the impression is that most senator are idle and not doing much. But I can testify that in course of passing the MTEF/FSP, Senator Adeola has worked overnight in the office for many nights working on the document to ensure that the report of his committee get to the floor of the Senate in time for consideration and passage. That is a sacrifice I can testify he did as chairman of the Senate Committee of Finance” Mr. Agba stated.  




The minister congratulated and commended the wife of the senator for keeping the home front to raise an enviable family even as a working-class professional woman stressing that he wish them many more decades of blissful marriage and service to the nation. 


Also speaking at the occasion, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the former Governor of Ogun State stated that for almost 20 years Senator Adeola had served Lagos State and Nigeria in various capacities adding that his state now requires him to come back home for further service. 


Roll call of dignitaries at the event includes Mr. Ben Akabueze, the DG, Budget Office of the Federation, Barrister Victor Muruako, Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, Secretary to Ogun State Government, Senator Jubril Isah,(Kogi East) Senator Opeyemi Bamidele(Ekiti Central), Senator Ayo Akinyelure(Ondo Central), Senator Biodun Olujimi(Ekiti South), Senator Tokunbo Abiru(Lagos East), Senator Kola Balogun, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari(Oyo North)  and Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi. 

Other dignitaries present are His Royal Majesty Oba Kehinde Olugbenle MFR, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Rulers of Yewaland accompanied by other traditional rulers from Lagos and Ogun State, Hon. Babatunde Adejare(Agege Federal Constituency) Hon. Femi Adebanjo(Alimosho Federal Constituency), Alhaji Abdullahi Enilolobo, the State Organising Secretary of Lagos State APC, Hon. Kehinde Joseph(Alimosho State Constituency2), Rt, Hon. Tunji Egbetokun, former Speaker of Ogun State and Senior Special Adviser on Politics to Ogun State Governor as well as many state commissioners and other top political appointees. 

  
 

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