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3 days after nomination, Ogun state assembly confirms Ogungbade as commissioner-designate

The Ogun State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Oluwasina  Ogungbade as Commissioner for Justice, following his screening by the lawmakers to replace immediate past Commissioner, Akingbolahan Adeniran who resigned under a controversial circumstances.

Penpushing reports that, the approval of Ogungbade was reached by the lawmakers three days after the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun presented his name as nominee for the post of Commissioner for Justice.

The approval was sequel to the adoption of the report of the Committee of the Whole House chaired by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo as presented by his Deputy, Akeem Balogun, who also moved the motion for its adoption which was seconded by Hon. Ganiyu Oyedeji.

Penpushing further reports that, the confirmation of the nominee was thereafter done through a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sherif, seconded by Hon. Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote.

The Assembly had in the previous day screened the nominee during a meeting of the Committee of the Whole House chaired by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo, who also challenged him to ensure the immediate implementation of the State Law Reform Commission, 2021 passed earlier in the year.

Penpushing also reports that, the Speaker in company of other lawmakers maintained that the law was targeted at retaining the state in its pride of place through seamless review of the state’s operational laws in line with societal realities and global best practices.

The lawmakers tasked the nominee to ensure that reforms were put in place to strengthen justice administration through seamless access to justice by the people, with a view to further decongesting all correctional facilities in the state.

Penpushing reports that, in his response, Ogungbade stated that he was determined to ensure that every common man in the society had unhindered access to the justice, adding that he would aggressively explore all legal and administrative mechanisms including plea bargain to aid justice dispensation.

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