ABEOKUTA – A cross-section of Ogun State lawmakers on Sunday expressed mixed reactions to the adoption of the report of the Committee on Public Service at the on-going National Conference on part-time legislature.
The delegates at the National Conference had on Wednesday unanimously agreed to adopt the report of the Committee on Public Service.
Mr Abiodun Akovoyan, Chairman, Public Accounts Committee in the Ogun House of Assembly, who is representing Ipokia constituency, cited his committee as an example.
He said the committee had been unable to cover the auditors’ report of over 70 agencies in the state due to the burden of its task.
“I am the Chairman of Public Accounts, but if we want to do our job thoroughly in a year, the 365 days are not enough.
“Their background must be able to speak for them. If they have succeeded in their respective chosen career, then they will bring the wealth of experience into play in the house,’’ he said.
Works and Infrastructure Chairman, Mr Folorunso Adegbesan, representing Ijebu North II Constituency, said part-time legislature was better for the country.
He said it would help in reducing the cost of governance.
In her remarks, Mrs Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, the Chairperson, House Service Commission, said the issue of corruption in the legislature was beyond making it either part-time or full-time.
The lawmaker, representing Ifo II Constituency, said the electorate should be sincere when voting.