Members of Ondo State House of Assembly, yesterday called on the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to urgently grant financial autonomy to the Assembly, saying this would go a long way to alleviating their hardship. The lawmakers who said they are financially handicapped, urged the governor to also pay attention to the deteriorating condition of the hallowed chambers. The members made the call during a plenary that saw all the members using papers to fan themselves as a result of enormous heat experienced at the sitting. They noted that they could not spend without the consent of the Executive arm of government.
The Deputy Speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji, who raised a point of importance, appealed to the governor to release fund for the house so as Ondo Lawmakers Demand Financial Autonomy to embark on Constituency projects which they never had the opportunity in the last three years. Raising a point of importance, the Deputy Speaker, Mr Iroju Ogundeji appealed to the governor Akeredolu to release fund for the house so as to embark on Constituency projects which they never had the opportunity in the last three years. Also, the Minority leader, Hon. Sola Ebiwonjumi debunked reports that the state government had procured utility vehicles and gave the lawmakers constituency allowances. The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun informed that the little contributions of the lawmakers to their constituents were from personal efforts through loans. Oleyelogun urged Akeredolu to attend to their needs in the interest of the true democratic values.