By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan
Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has said his government has begun adjustment of architecture to respond to the current security challenges of the state.
He spoke on Thursday in a State of the State address to Oyo Assembly during a special plenary to commemorate the second anniversary of the Ninth Assembly.
The event also saw the lawmakers passing a vote of confidence on the Governor.
But the session was not attended by members of the opposition parties in the House.
Although the Governor did not mention in specific terms what adjustment is being made to the security architecture, he said the process began after a visit to Igangan to assess the damages caused by the attack on the town.
He reiterated he was determined to ensure such attack never repeats itself.
Makinde said: “Permit me to start by commenting on a salient issue that has affected our people in the Ibarapa zone.
“Mr Speaker Sir, you were with us a few days ago when we went to Igangan to assess the damages caused by the attacks on our people.
“And we are determined to ensure that such an attack will not repeat itself again. For this reason, we are adjusting our security architecture to respond to our current situation.”
Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin said the ninth Assembly prides itself as one of the best in the country in terms of legislative accomplishments and tasks performed within a limited time.
He said: “For record purpose, I am pleased to announce that the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly has passed a total of 56 bills into Law and made 83 resolutions not to mention the oversight functions of members at Committee levels.
“It may interest you to know that other bills aimed at improving the standard of living of our people, and enhancing good governance are at different stages of legislative process.
“We would have achieved much more and surpassed the above records, but for the intermission brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and a strike action by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN).
“May I reiterate that we will not compromise on our constitutional responsibilities of law making, adequate representation and effective oversights.”
Passing the vote of confidence on Makinde, the all-PDP lawmakers present said they were impressed with the various efforts of the administration.
The motion to pass the vote was moved by the Deputy Speaker Abiodun Fadeyi and seconded by Dele Adeola (Iseyin/Itesiwaju).