The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, has charged members of an independent social media support group, known as ‘Ogun Next Level’, to be agent of positive change, move above partisan politics and contribute to the development of the State through valuable advice and constructive criticisms.
Oluomo, while playing host to the members, who were professionals, drawn from all the Local Government Areas of the State, on a courtesy visit to his office, expressed the need for more viable and formidable advocacy groups to promote citizen’s involvement in politics and ensure the electorates contribute their quota to the development of the society.
Commending them for their support through political orientation and mobilization during the election, he promised that the group would be listed as one of the stakeholders to be engaged in the process of enacting people-oriented legislation.
The Speaker stressed the need for citizens to be politically conscious of happenings around them, hence the need for the group to put political leaders on their toes to deliver on their electioneering promises, assuring that the present legislature would engage civil societies and other stakeholders in its activities for quality service delivery.
He opined that the level of democratic development of any nation depended on the level of involvement of the citizenry on socio-economic and political issues in their environment, calling for encouragement through suggestions and advice that could enhance good governance.
Earlier in his speech, the group Coordinator, Omooba Abiola Ogundeko, assured that the group was ready to partner the Assembly in the enactment of people-oriented legislation, through the facilitation of policy inputs that would foster an enduring goodwill between the government and the people.
In their remarks, a former member of the Assembly, Hon. Adebowale Ojuri and other members of the group including Dele Oguntade, Yusuf Ashiru, Adeyinka Hassan, stated that the group consisted of professionals, community leaders and individuals committed to impacting positively in all fields of human endeavour.