Ogun Works Commissioner Suspended for demanding apology from State Lawmakers

Maxwell Adeleye

There was a serious commotion in the Ogun State House of Assembly today after the Ogun State commissioner for works Arc Lekan Adegbite insulted the whole member of the OGHA.The drama started when the assembly members concluded the valedictory service for one of its former members and returned to address the commissioner for works who had earlier been summoned.

The commissioner demanded for an apology from the whole house for keeping him waiting for 45 minutes before answering any of their questions.

This got all the members angry as members take their turn to remind the commissioner of how he had disrespected them during the house oversight function to his ministry and on other official and personal visits.

The speaker also tried to make the commissioner realise that they were at the valedictory service of one of their late colleague.

All these explanation didn’t go down well with the commissioner who insisted on the apology. He was about walking out on the assembly members when the deputy speaker challenged him not to do so. The commissioner brushed aside the deputy speaker who in turn stood his ground firmly.

It took the intervention of other members to stop both of them from going physical and throwing punches.

This got the commissioner very angry and furious. He called the assembly members bunch of fools and other unprintable names before storming out of the assembly complex.

Meanwhile, the house has passed a resolution suspending the commissioner for works and directed him to hand over to the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.

The effort of the SSG to intervene met stiff resistance from the assembly members.

Part of the reason why the commissioner was invited was for him to explain the rational behind the construction of a N60bn 10 lane road from Government house to Interchange when there are so many abandoned projects.

The house also want an explanation on why no rural road has been constructed when funds had already been approved.

The house has directed the state government to immediately suspend the construction of the N60bn 10 lane road and focus on the completion of other abandoned roads and rural roads.

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