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Gov Makinde gives condition under which he’ll waive his immunity to be probed



Gov Makinde gives condition under which he’ll wave his immunity to be probed

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed his willingness to wave his immunity to be investigated by any anti-graft agency in the country.

This came as it was revealed that the governor had pushed to establish the state Anti-Corruption Agency.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Kazeem Olayanju Olayanju revealed the development.

He said “the governor had sent the bill to the House of Assembly to demonstrate his administration’s seriousness about fighting corruption.

He stressed that he (Makinde) would wave his immunity if the need arises to investigate how he administers the resources of the state, and warned his appointees, civil servants and contractors against plundering the state, emphasizing that he will not look away no matter how close suspected culprits are to him”.

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Olayanju also explained that the bills would have witnessed tremendous progress but for the five-week recess.

According to him, instead of giving new bills priority, the Assembly would first treat the crucial bills and move them towards full passage so they can oil the governance of the state.

On the anti-grazing bill, Olayanju said the date for the public hearing on the anti-open grazing bill would be fixed this week to accelerate the passage of the bill within the shortest possible time.

The bill, he said, was important to enable the government to register herders in the state as a way of ending the farmer-herder crisis and a method to identify intruding herders who are believed to be largely responsible for the crisis and criminality on the farms.

“The public hearing was necessitated by the opposing position of many herdsmen in the state who are pushing for alternative grazing space which they described as settled grazing”, he added.

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