Sunday, January 17, 2021

Ondo Assembly confirms appointment of Charles Titiloye as a Commissioner

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Ondo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of a commissioner-nominee, Mr Charles Titiloye to serve in the cabinet of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

This is sequel to a request from the executive and report of the selection committee presented at the floor of the house for confirmation.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had last week forwarded his name as commissioner nominee to the House for approval.

Having listened to the contributions of other lawmakers on the personality of Mr Titiloye, the Majority Leader, Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi moved the motion for confirmation of the nominee which was seconded by Mr Sunday Olajide a lawmaker representing Akure South Constituency II.

The Speaker, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun upon the unanimous decision of the house noted that the confirmation became imperative to entrench good governance and quick dispensation of Justice in the State.

The newly confirmed commissioner, Charles Titiloye thanked Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Lawmakers for deeming it fit to appoint a human rights activist as Attorney General of the state

He equally applauded the legislature for being sincere in the line of their duties and assured them of a maximum cooperation from the state judiciary.

Also during plenary the Committee on Education, Science and Technology submitted the report on a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the ondo state information technology Agency.

FRSC flags off 2020 ember months campaign

In its effort to checkmate the high rate of accidents and other hazards associated with road travelling, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State command has flaged off its 2020 ember months awareness campaign.

The sector commander, Ahmed Hassan said at the ocassion which was held at the Ondo road motor park in Akure that the exercise was meant to ensure reduction of accidents and fatalities in the state to the barest minimum.

Orange FM’s flora Iweanya reports that in Ondo state from September to December 2019, there were 161 road crashes with 53 fatal cases leading to 69 deaths and 99 serious cases leading to 414 injuries.

The causes of these crashes have been attributed to human errors such as dangerous driving,driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol and speed violation leading to loss of control.

The FRSC Ondo sector commander, Ahmed Hassan noted that the theme of this year’s campaign which is “drive safe, stay safe” is aimed at ensuring that road accident is reduced by 15 percent while fatalities is reduced by 20 percent.

He pointed out that significant attention will be paid to overloading, driving with worn out tyres, over speeding, dangerous driving, and usage of phones while driving among other causes of road accidents.

In his keynote address, Corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, represented by the zonal commanding officer Ondo, Osun and Oyo states Godwin Ogagaoghene said the corps will ensure that road users adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations.

Also the ondo state Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said his administration will continue to collaborate with the FRSC to prevent road crashes in the state.

The governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Transportation, Tobi Ogunleye lauded FRSC for the monumental feat it is recording in the state and vowed to maintain the tempo of cooperation with the organization.

A road user however condemned the attitude of commercial drivers on the road while urging them to obey traffic rules.

The event had in attendance members of Nurtw and Rtean, state director of vio, Noa boss, traditional rulers and heads of security agencies.

The Ember month’s safety campaign, would be taken to all parks across the state to ensure that all drivers are effectively sensitized on road safety ideals