National Assembly will revisit devolution of powers – Deputy Speaker

Deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff‎ has promised Nigerians that National Assembly will revisit Bill on devolution of power.

Lasun said this yesterday at his Ilobu home in Osun State, according to his chief press secretary, Wole Oladimeji.

The deputy speaker, who is the chairman of the House Special Ad hoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution also promised Nigerians of a new constitution before April next year.

According to him, “We did everything ‎possible to ensure that Bill on devolution of power sails through but it is unfortunate that Nigerians did not take us seriously”.

He said that the committee still has enough time to revisit the matter, but appealed to Nigerians to give the support and cooperation so that few minorities that oppose the Bill could see reasons why they should support the Bill.

Lasun who used the opportunity to unveil his agenda for next year Osun State governorship election maintained that he would turn around the fortune of the state if voted into power.

According to him, “My governorship ambition will aim at turning the state’s fortunes around especially in “moment of crisis’ which its education had found itself”.

Apparently lamenting what he described as “Osun state in a moment of crisis as its educational sector is also in bad shape and the quality is no longer there,”

Lasun, an All Progressive Congress (APC) member in the House of Representatives, said he would open up the hinterland for the state’s economic and infrastructural development to thrive.

 

Lasun said: “When you talk about infrastructural development, you’re talking about economic development and if voted in as the next governor of the state, I’m going to link the two together to make sure that whatever infrastructural provisions we make translate to economic development.

“The infrastructure and economic development will change if given the opportunity to govern the state. “Osun is in a critical position; it must not be left in the hands of charlatans. “If you’re a governor or aspiring to be governor and you say you have 6 points agenda or 9 points agenda, it’s rubbish, I’m very sure of that.

“People talk about infrastructure, infrastructure that is not targeted at economic development is no infrastructure. So, it means at any point in time when you’re talking about infrastructure, you’re talking about economic development. Once, you’re not able to link the two, then you don’t know what you’re doing.

“For example, if you decide to construct roads, it’s better for you to construct roads where you can take people to farm and for them to be able to bring farm produce outside than to construct roads for those who use its luxury items”

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