Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
Oyo State House of Assembly has said it is not at loggerheads with any arm of government in the state.
This came on the heels of a news report on a bill entitled ‘Oyo State House of Assembly self –accounting’, which was passed into law on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by the state lawmakers.
The house leadership has alleged that some media houses have interpreted the bill to say that the house is seeking an autonomy law.
Addressing journalists yesterday, the Chairman House Committee on information, Hon. Joshua Oyebamiji said the Speaker of the house, Rt. Hon. Michael Adeyemo frowned at the report, adding that the house is acting on instructions of the speaker to address the journalists to make clarification on the bill passed into law.
According to him, the bill is to make provision for the house on self-accounting and not self-autonomy law as some media houses reported it.
He said: “The bill purpose is not to cause rivalry with other arms of the State government. This is a practice in National Assembly while other states like Lagos State has followed suit by making use of self- accounting.
“The law is to benefit the future generations to facilitate transparency and accountability in whose Accountant-General and Auditor General of the state have roles to play.
“And from our above statements, we are saying the house is not on rivalry with neither executive arm or judiciary arm of the state government. We are saying the three arms are in harmony”, he stated.
He therefore advised the journalists to always approach the house leadership for any clarification saying there’s a difference between their thinking and reality.