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Osun Assembly charges govt on reduction of wastages

By Iyabo Lawal, Ibadan   |   02 September 2015   |   11:32 pm  
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OSUN State House of Assembly has urged all arms of government in the state to work out ways of reducing the waste of resources associated with governance.

It passed the resolution at its plenary session after reviewing the journey of the state since its creation to mark the 24th Anniversary of the state.

Speaker Najeem Salaam said, “the waste of government must be reduced to minimal level, so that we will focus on things that would improve the social benefit for our people. Political functionaries and technocrats must be called upon to look into this and be ready to develop the state together. It is a collective responsibility that we must all join hands to achieve.”

The legislators also called for a change of attitude from civil servants over the rate of partisanship expressing worry that that was a negation of the principle of the ethics of their job.

“The ethic of civil service that they should not be partisan seems to have faded out. Workers express their feeling on pages of newspapers and radio, just like members of political parties,” he said. “The attitude of our workforce and the orientation has to be changed. The rate of partisanship of workers has become a thing of concern.”

Commending the founding fathers of the state for their vision, the speaker also urged the government to improve on its internal revenue without unnecessarily increasing the burden on the masses to address the present fiscal imbalance and meet up with the vision of his party.

He also enjoined government to remain focused on the development of rural areas, saying although the present administration was striving to develop the rural areas, it must improve further on it.

Speaker Salaam also urged the Federal Government to complement the efforts of Osun State Government for further development.

Earlier, the Deputy Speaker, Akintunde Adegboye and other lawmakers commended the successive administrations, especially the present one being led by Governor Rauf Aregbesola for the roles they have played in the development of the state since its creation.

In their separate contributions, Dejo Osuolale (Boripe/Boluwaduro), Abiodun Awolola (Egbedore), Olatunbosun Oyintiloye (Obokun) Ajibola Akinloye (Ola-Oluwa), Kamil Oyedele (Irepodun/Orolu) and Babatunde Olatunji (Ife North) among others charged government to brace up for challenges ahead to achieve the vision of the founding fathers.



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