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Please give Ogun State substantive Environment Commissioner, lawmakers beg Governor Abiodun

The Ogun State House of Assembly has urged Governor Dapo Abiodun to appoint another substantive Commissioner for the Ministry Environment, following dramatic resignation of the immediate past commissioner, who was enmeshed rape scandal

Penpushing reports that, the Speaker  Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, made the appeal while responding to the submission of a member representing Yewa North II and the Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Wahab Haruna, who intimidated the Assembly on the need to fill the vacuum created by the absence of a political head for the Ministry, which had been affecting some of the programmes, performances and output of the Ministry .

The Speaker  while clarifying that the appointment of political office holders remained the prerogative of the  Governor, but  pointed out that having considered the need to the swiftly move to ensure the promotion of safe and healthy environment, there was need for the appointment of a new  Commissioner to take charge of the Ministry.

Penpushing further reports that, Oluomo posited that, such appointment, would allow for a more robust coordination and administration of the Ministry towards harnessing all strategies in tackling all environmental hazards including flash flood alert which had since been issued by Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET).

The Speaker called  for an improved efforts and synergy amongst related agencies handling environmental issues to reduce the adverse effects of the perennial flooding in some parts of the State,

Penpushing also reports that, Oluomo equally admonished residents to adopt an attitudinal change by not dumping refuse in drainage channels or erecting structures on water ways, just as he urged those living on plain level prone to flooding to relocate in line with NIMET advice.

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