The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission has declared that,there would be restriction of human and vehicular movements between 8:00am and 2:00pm on the July 24 local government election.
Penpushing reports that, Chairman of the Commission, Babatunde Osibodu, made this known during an interface with members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Special Duties and Parastatals led by Hon. Ademola Adeniran at the on-going budget performance assessment held at the Assembly Complex, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta.
The chairman added that, the commission is ready to conduct a hitch-free election into the vacant seats of Chairmen and Councilors, and assured that the results of the poll would be released few hours after completion
Penpushing further reports that, Osibodu boasted that necessary machineries had been put in place to ensure an immediate release of all polling results at the Commission’s headquarters on same day.
The electoral boss said the commission had been engaging necessary stakeholders including political party agents, security formations and traditional rulers amongst others, through multi-lingual orientation programmes.
Penpushing also reports that, Chairman of the Committee, as well as well as other members Solomon Osho, Tinuke Bello and Musefiu Lamidi challenged the commission to put in place measures towards ensuring the conduct of a very transparent and credible election
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, in another development described vocational skill acquisition programmes as veritable means of economic empowerment being adopted by the State in building a sustainable livelihood for women to be self- dependent.
Penpushing reports that, Efuwape, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Melutia Ogunremi, disclosed this while presenting the budget performance of the Ministry before the members of the House of Assembly Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development led by Hon. Sikiratu Ajibola
The commissioner added that the Ministry, which recently conducted a matriculation ceremony for 100 trainees into the vocational training programme, equally organised a multi stakeholders dialogue to identity capacity gaps in implementing initiatives on ending violence against women and girls in the State.
Penpushing further reports that, she explained that the ministry had equally handled a total of 836 family cases between January and June this year.
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