Ogun Assembly reverses Amosun’s appointments of 18 Perm Secs, 75 monarchs, others

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Having declared all the appointments made between 1st of February and 28th May 2019 as last minute exercise created by immediate past Governor Ibikunle Amosun which that didn’t follow process, the Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a bill and three resolutions nullifying all appointments of permanent secretaries and general managers, employments of staff into Civil Service and upgrading of Baales and Chiefs to Coronet Obas.

Recall that former Governor Ibikunle Amosun was on April 10 appointed 18 permanent secretaries and two general managers for Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) and Ogun State Television; employments of 2,000 staff into the State Civil Service and upgrading of new 75 Baales and Chiefs to the position of Coronet Obas.

Speaking on the floors of the House on Friday, Speaker of the Assembly, Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, who had earlier announced the appointment of Olusola Sonuga as its new Majority Leader after due consultation with members of the majority party – the All Progressives Congress (APC), reeled out reversal of all the appointments, employments and upgrading undertaken during the tenure of immediate past government.

The passage of the bill entitled H. B 047/OG/2019- “Nullification of Irregularities (Amendment) Law, 2019″at the plenary presided over by Speaker Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, followed the suspension of the Assembly’s standing orders 45 – 48 to allow for the consecutive second and third readings of the bill.

Consequently, after the first reading of the bill on the floor of the Assembly by the Deputy Clerk, Deji Adeyemo and extensive debate by members of the Assembly during its second reading, motion for the third reading was moved by the new Majority Leader, Olusola Sonuga, seconded by Olawale Alausa and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote by the Whole House at the Assembly Complex … Read More...

Amosun will influence ninth Senate to help my government – Buhari 

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Having experienced stiff opposition and political face off throughout the four-year tenure from the eight National Assembly chaired by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, President
Muhammadu Buhari has requested assistance of Governor Ibikunle Amosun as part of measures to ensure cordial relationship between the Presidency and the National Assembly.
President Buhari, who will be sworn in for second term in office next Wednesday,  seeks Amosun’s political assistance just as he is doing for other loyal Senators-elect, believes that Governor Amosun, being a second timer at the Senate, will muster needed support from colleague Senators and Representatives’ members  at the ninth National Assembly.
BDSUNDAY observes that the President has started romancing loyal Senators-elect within the All Progressives Congress (APC), including Governor Ibikunle Amosun, a Senators-elect from Ogun Central Senatorial District, to work out modalities that will ensure cordial relationship between the Presidency and the ninth National Assembly unlike what was obtainable during Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara-led National Assembly.
Speaking in Abeokuta on Saturday at the inauguration of Governor Amosun’s four legacy projects, President Buhari stated that he would use Amosun’s connection at the National Assembly to garner needed support for his government in order to avoid usual face off between the Legislature and the Presidency, saying being in the good books of Governor Amosun, is as good as being supported already.
He said, “I am grateful for the invitation extended to me by the Governor, very clear, I didn’t know at the time I made the commitment that it will be during Ramadhan. But having made the commitment, I tried to manage it.
“The Senate, being the highest law making body of the country is so patriotic and pragmatic in the sense that, for example, Bayelsa has … Read More...