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Edo Speaker Reveals When Assembly Will Resume Sitting



Edo Speaker Reveals When Assembly Will Resume Sitting

The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Marcus Onobun, has said lawmakers will resume sitting in the complex soon.

Naija News reports that the roof of the Assembly complex was removed eight months ago at the peak of the campaign ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.

It was rumored that the 14 state lawmakers who were yet to resume sitting would force their way into the complex with federal might.

The development led to the closure of the complex on the excuse of undergoing renovation. The complex was taken over by suspected hoodlums as the legislators and staff of the assembly relocated to the Government House for sitting.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Onobun said that construction work will commence on the complex before the end of the week.

He said, “By the end of this week work will start. I can tell you authoritatively that mobilization has been done and the contractors are already around.”

Meanwhile, former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has revealed the cause of the rising insecurity in Imo State and in the country in general.

Speaking on Sunday while receiving an Award of Excellence from the United Business Women Association of Nigeria and Diaspora, Okorocha blamed injustice and failed family system for the security challenges facing the nation.

He said, “If any nation must get it right it has to start from the family, it is the bad family system that we have today that has given rise to insurgency and other criminality in the country. No sane woman who gave birth to a child will allow the child to go astray.

“The problem is that we have not taken care of the women and we have not empowered the women. Whatever you give a woman is what you get in return.

“While we men have succeeded in dividing this country along religious and ethnic lines, the women have remained a force of unity.

“A woman is a special creation by God, women are givers and custodians of life, nations that ignore their women are considered failed nations while nations that make good use of their women are called developed nations.

“So if Nigeria must rise again, then we must make a turnaround and look at the women. If we don’t carry the women along we are in for very serious trouble.

“For as long as we have not empowered the women in the house to give us good family, for as long as our politicians continue on the path of injustice, insurgency and kidnapping will never stop”.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.