The Ondo state House of Assembly has refuted the rumour making the rounds that the speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC.

The report was refuted by the Chairman House Committee on Information, Youth and sport Hon Gbenga Omole while addressing the Press at the conference room of the Assembly complex .

It will be recalled that there has been a report of a finicial fraud in the house flying around the media space.

The Chairman added that “To set the record straight,up till this moment, the Speaker of the house has not been invited by the EFCC, that is the truth. Though,there is an issue , there was a petition written by a member of the Assembly and it is been dealt with, those involved has been invited but the stories on social media that the speaker was invited is fake”.

In another development, Hon Gbenga Omole said there will be a public hearing Wednesday on a very important bill for a law to establish rearing and grazing of lievestocks and to provide for the establishment of ranching and other matter thereto,while on Thursday ,a public hearing on a bill for a law to establish the Ondo state drugs and health commodity management agency will hold as well.

According to him, the purpose of public hearing is to harmonize stakeholders opinion and come up with robust outcome that will serve the interest of the masses.

He said that Ondo state Government has taken a position that illegal occupants of the State forest reserves should vacate.

In realisation of the goverment order, he added that the bill was sent to the Assembly and as a responsible arm of Government who has a proper way of doing its things will do the needful.

Also speaking,the Chairman house committee on health, Hon Dr Abiodun Faleye informed that Ondo state drugs and health commodity management agency bill is aimed at centralizing the distribution of drugs in the State so as to ensure proper monitoring and equally protect people from purchasing harmful drugs.

Other lawmakers who spoke at the briefing were Hon Mrs Favour Tomomewo , Hon Abayomi Akinruntan and Hon Toluwani Borokini. They posited that the Assembly will always pass bills that would benefit all and sundry in the State.

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