By Raymomd Osho
ABEOKUTA – To prevent the outbreak of cholera and other diseases in Ogun State, the state’s House of Assembly on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 appealed to the State Water Corporation to resuscitate the old water stations across the state to have potable water supply.
The Assembly, in its appeal was more particular about the water station in Imasai and Ibooro, in Yewa North of the state.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, made the appeal while responding to the presentation of a member representing Egbado North 1 State Constituency, Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju during a plenary session held at the Assembly Complex at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oluomo noted that access to potable water by all residents of the State would promote hygiene and prevent outbreak of diseases, calling on the agency in charge of disease control in the State and the State Primary Healthcare Board to be proactive at preventing incident of outbreak of diseases.
He commended the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for the rehabilitation of primary health centres across the State to reduce the burden on the secondary and tertiary health facilities, while urging for renovation and equipment in more primary health centres in all parts of the State.
Earlier, while speaking under personal explanation, Hon. Adeyanju had canvassed for the supply of potable water in rural areas and called for the rehabilitation of primary health centres, especially at his constituency in line with the on-going renovation of primary health facilities across the State.
Also at the plenary, a member representing Sagamu II State Constituency, Hon. Ademola Adeniran presented a petition on behalf of Igbogun Youth Association and that of John Kennedy Foundation on a ‘breach of public peace’ against one Mr. Adeyemi Jalejaye, who allegedly prevented the groups from carrying out an empowerment programme for artisans in the area.
Responding, the Speaker charged the petition to the House Committee on Justice, Ethics and Public Petitions for further legislative actions.