Ogun Assembly summons Finance, Health Commisssioners over COVID-19 fund 


 The Ogun State House of Assembly has invited the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Dapo Okubadejo and his Health counterpart, Dr Tomi Coker, to brief the lawmakers on the State Government’s financial inflow and outflow towards containing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

This the House said was to guide it on the approval for the recently proposed N2.5bn Central Bank of Nigeria intervention fund by the State government.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, during the plenary noted that the invitation to brief the Assembly was with a view to entrenching transparency and accountability.

He directed the two Commisssioners to appear before the lawmakers on Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 at 11.30am.

Recall that the Assembly had earlier acknowledged a correspondence from the State Governor seeking the lawmakers’ approval to access the sum of N2.5bn in the on-going intervention fund provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The fund, was aimed at strengthening the State Health sector to enable it meet up with the rising demand for healthcare products and services as part of efforts at ameliorating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the nation.

Also, Oluomo in response to the demand of the members of the public especially motorists, called the State Public Works Agency to immediately apply palliatives on the bad portions of Brewery -Ita Oshin road and around the Bridge at NNPC junction both in Abeokuta to ease vehicular movements in the areas.


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