By: Precious Oluwole
In a bid to enhance legislative activities, Ondo State House of Assembly has Constituted 33 standing committees on Wednesday.
The committees were constituted at a plenary presided over by the speaker of the house, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji.
This is in line with section 103 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
The standing Committees are, selection Committee headed by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, Allocation and welfare headed by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abayomi Akinruntan, Rules and business, headed by the Majority leader, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi.
Others are, Committees on Government House and protocol Chaired by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, finance and appropriation Chaired by the Majority leader, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, Works headed by the parliamentary Secretary, Hon. Moyinolorun Ogunwumiju.
Also, Committee on OSOPADEC is headed by Hon. Allen Oluwatoyin, Committee on Information is Chaired by Hon. Olatunji Oshati, Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Olajide Oguntodu, Health, Hon.. Christopher Ogunlana, Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Japheth Oluwatoyin.
Science and education is Chaired by Hon. Kolawole Ologede, tertiary institution headed by Hon. Chris Ayebusiwa, Land and Housing is Chaired by Hon. Biola Oladapo, Agriculture, Hon. Atinuke Witherspoon, Security, culture, community development is Chaired by Hon. Ololade Gbegudu, Natural resources, Hon. Oluwatosin Ogunlowo, among others.
Oladiji said that the Committees are to carry out oversight function to all MDA’s under them while MDA’s must cooperate with them to ensure check and balance.
He added that each Committee has the constitution right to summon any MDA’s under them while any Committee may equally be assigned to adhoc Committee when necessary.
The Speaker who congratulated the various standing Committees, implored them to work assiduously towards achieving the set goals.