ODHA SET TO REVAMP THE MINISTRIES, MDAs FOR QUALITY SERVICE DELIVERY- Borokini The Ondo state House of Assembly has declared its readiness to pe
ODHA SET TO REVAMP THE MINISTRIES, MDAs FOR QUALITY SERVICE DELIVERY- Borokini
The Ondo state House of Assembly has declared its readiness to perform its responsibilities effectively towards ensuring that all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDA’s) in the state achieve the set goals.
The Chairman House Committee on Education, Science and Technology ,Mr Toluwani Borokini gave the assurance in an interview with the house of Assembly correspondents shortly after the commitee’s familiarisation visit to the State Board for Adult, Technical and Vocational Education,State Library Board,and State Information Technology Agency (SITA) in Akure, the state capital.
The Chairman maintained that the committee is committed to ensuring that proper oversight is done, budget performance are review, challenges of MDA’s are look into and their achievements properly access to ensure resources are properly managed. In his words, “We were at Adult Education Board, they are willing to impact lives and contribute their quotas, we have advised them to digitalise and publicise their activities.
“We have been to the State library board where there is a facelift in the structures and facilities of the place, they confessed to us that since Akeredolu came into power, that he has been giving them necessary attention and also at SITA, we have seen their readiness, going by the enabling environment being created.This Agency has a lot to offer the society as out of the thirty six states of the federation, only about three in which the State is one have been giving proper place to an agency to run technology at the state level,”he stated.
During the familiarisation visit to the the Board for Adult Education, the Majority Leader of the House , Mr Jamiu Maito advised the management of the board to take proper ownership of the innovation that comes out of the board and do necessary registration to make it acceptable in the market.
Also, Borokini believed that the programmes of the board is key to nation building hence the need to always upgrade where necessary to meet standard.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Board, Dr Mrs Aarinola Akinsete who appreciated the Honourable Members for the visit briefed the Lawmakers on the activities of the Board noted that their products have been participating in Local, National and International competitions and have won many laurels to the State .
At the state library board, Borokini advised them to collaborate with both private and public libraries, take proactive actions to digitalise the library and make a strong case to recruit more professionals into the Board as requested.
Also speaking, a member representing Ondo west constituency II ,Mr Adewale Williams posited that the Primary aim of establishing libraries is for people to have access to reference books for the development of knowledge, hence the need to have state of the art ICT equipment in the library as the present trend is E-library.
Another member, Elegbeleye Rasheed canvassed for proper maintenance of libraries built by philanthropists by the local governments authorities they are located to serve as encouragement to others who may have interest to build more.
The State Director, Library Service ,Mr Bode Arawande stressed the need to have at least branch libraries to start with in each of the three senatorial district of the state for easy access to information .
Borokini said the house of Assembly is ready to collaborate with the Agencies while its legal instrument will be giving urgent attention.
Earlier, the Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on ICT, Mr Olumbe Akinkugbe briefed the lawmakers on the activities of SITA and explained that its mandate is to provide the technology backbone in assisting the government in delivering quality services to all sectors of the state.
He believed that the visit of the lawmakers will assist in getting agency amendment bill that is before the house pass into law.