The lawmaker representing Epe Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Segun Olulade, on Wednesday commended the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for frantically making efforts to commence the payment of salary arrears of civil servants in the state.
Olulade said this while reacting, in a statement, to the recent petition submitted to the Osun State House of Assembly by Justice Folahanmi Oloyede seeking the impeachment of the Governor over unpaid salaries of the civil servants in the state.
Olulade said such call was petty, premature and uncalled for.
He added that Governor Aregbesola has worked significantly at turning the state around and that the financial crisis affecting the state is a national crisis as many other states are also involved, a situation that is due largely to poor management of the nation’s sovereignACCOUNT by the previous administration under the watch of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The lawmaker said Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, if well informed about the nation’s current challenges, would haveCHANNELLED her current energy to tasking the National Assembly, where Nigeria’s problem is currently begging for solutions.
He said the National Assembly needs to legislate on true federalism, make proper amendment to the nation’s constitution to reflect progressive fronts and settle down for business rather than the sight of some of them scrambling for power excessively at the expense of the nation’s progress.
He also said the nation needs very proactive legislatures at this critical time to look into constitutional lapses that gave room for previous recklessness by the executive, and enact laws that would make corruption attract severe punishment to save our economy and nation.
“The nation will fareBETTER if corruption attracts severe punishments.
“It was due to recklessness of previous administration that led us to where we found ourselves today, leading to various states’ inability to pay their workers simply because the nation’s enormous resources was not properlyMANAGED at the federal level,” he said.
Olulade thus appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the present government under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari, who he called a good handMANAGING the executive.
He also called on the federal legislatures to complement such fine equation by living up to their tasks so that Nigerians can be happy.
Source : PM NEWS