We're working on state laws to tackle killer herdsmen- Oyo Speaker

We're working on state laws to tackle killer herdsmen- Oyo Speaker

- Oyo House of Assembly is making efforts to tackle the herdsmen scourge in the state

- The speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, has revealed that lawmakers in the state are working on certain laws

- The speaker said the laws will tackle activities of killer herdsmen in the state

The speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, has revealed that lawmakers in the state are working on laws that will tackle activities of killer herdsmen in the state.

Speaking during a brief visit to the palace of the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola, Ogundoyin noted that the house is aware and investigating cases of kidnapping within Oyo state and particularly in Ibarapa zone.

He said: “When our lives are not safe, our movement will be restricted, our businesses will be affected and the means of livelihood of our people will be at stake.

“We are working on the state laws and in a matter of weeks, our resolutions will be out, because we cannot afford to toy with security issues.”

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Addressing journalists on Sunday, July 7 at his thanksgiving ceremony in his hometown, Eruwa, Ogundoyin noted that he represents three constituencies as a lawmaker.

His words: “Personally, I always say I represent the people of Ibarapa East that elected me, also the great people of Oyo State as the Speaker of the house and the Nigerian youths.

“These are my three constituencies. As the speaker and my other young colleagues in the house recognize them and we will not disappoint them.

“We are young lawmakers, youthful, intelligent and diligent. We have make life before politics in our various chosen careers, and with God by our side, we will make make Oyo state proud.”

While sharing his testimonies, Ogundoyin appreciates the support of the people of Ibarapa East for his electoral victory.

“This is a sobering moment for me, sweet mother who has always being there for me and my family.

“I lost my dad 28 years ago, and God blessed us by making me a servant to both Ibarapa East and Oyo state,” he added.

Speaking earlier, Royal Father of the day, Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola, admonished the lawmakers to adjust and review every outdated and irrelevant laws in the state to improve the lives of the people.

“The governor is calm and intelligent, I implore the lawmakers to support his good intention and proposals,” he said.

Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday, July 1 said his government targets supersonic performances that would dwarf the returns of some past government’s eight year record.

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The governor stated this while performing the swearing-in ceremony of the secretary to the government of the state, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun.

The governor told a packed audience made up of party leaders and officials of his administration that he picked Mrs. Adeosun as the Oyo government's secretary, was not just because she is a woman but her competence and capabilities.

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