By Israel Afolabi
The state of Osun House of Assembly would continue to supervise activities of government agencies through the power of oversight functions, with a view to rendering necessary support that would enable them achieve desired objectives.
Chairman, House Committee on Environment and Sanitation, Hon Akinloye Ajibola gave the indication on Tuesday at an interactive meeting with officials of the State park and garden agency of the concerned ministry at the House of Assembly Complex, Osogbo State of Osun.
Hon Akinloye said the meeting was called to request for the report of the activities of Osun Parks and Garden Management Agency (OPGMA)
He urged the agency to always carry the House of Assembly along in their activities.
According to him, “We called the agency to brief the House on their activities because we appealed to the Governor for its establishment for the first time in the history of the state and we would not watch it lose its value.”
He also advised the agency to work as a team for the success of the state, saying the door of the House of Assembly is opened for all to come in anytime for guidance.
In his goodwill message, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Engr. Rasheed Opatola said the agency’s main focus is to provide special services for the masses in the state.
He said the main function of the agency is to provide social services in the state and added that the agency needs to beautify the major roads and landscape the state.
In his contribution, the Acting General Manager of the agency, Mr. M.A Akinromade appreciated House members for their good gesture towards the agency.
He said many tree seedlings have been given out to the public to plant for environmental protection.
He added that work is going-on on the zoological garden of UNIOSUN and a committee has been set up for the take over of Olajokun park for the purpose of generating income into the government purse.
In their separate remarks, the committee members commended the agency for its activities so far in developing Osun environment. They pledged their support to the agency always and promised to ensure that Olajokun park bounce back soonest.