More Courts To Aid Speedy Dispensation Of Justice- Speaker

The infrastructural drive of the present administration would continue to bring more development, just as the ongoing construction of the Judiciary Complex will lead to the establishments of more courts, to aid effective and speedy dispensation of justice in Ogun State.

Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Adekunbi, made this assertion at the plenary, while responding to Hon. Ganiyu Oyedeji, representing Ifo 2 State Constituency, who spoke under personal explanation on the need for government to create additional Magistrate and Customary Courts in his constituency.

The Speaker said the current administration would continue to promote good governance by ensuring speedy dispensation of justice to all and sundry in the State.

Earlier in his presentation, Oyedeji explained that apart from generating more revenue from court cases into the State’s coffers, provision of more courts would enable people have easy access to hearing cases in their localities, rather than patronising those in neighbouring communities, which shared border with the State.

He said the call for the establishment of Customary and Magistrate courts in Ifo and its environ became necessary, as a result of  increase in population, owing to improved infrastructure in the state, which had resulted in increase in commercial activities in the area.

In another development, the Speaker has called for a synergy between the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and Federal Roads Management Agency, (FERMA), on the Isara – Ago Iwoye link road, where work had stopped at Idoye village, as reported by Hon. Oluwadare Kadiri, a representative of Ijebu-North ll, while speaking under Personal explanation.

Adekunbi also extended the call to Dangote Cement Company situated at the constituency, to uphold an earlier agreement with the community, concerning repair of damaged part of Ago-Iwoye Roundabout, saying this would encourage cordial relationship with the host communities.

Ogun Commissioner Harps On Legalisation Of Business Operations

In line with modern trends of doing business globally, members of the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), who are yet to formalise their businesses as legal entities, have been advised to do so by registering at least, a business name.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, gave the advice at the inauguration of new State Executives and award ceremony of the Ogun State Chapter of the Association in Abeokuta.

Ashiru who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Engr. Jonathan Onajobi, urged them to also open a corporate account in any bank of their choice, for easy financial management and business transaction.

He assured that the State government would continue to create enabling environment for businesses to thrive by fostering cordial relationship with trade associations.

While congratulating the new executives, the Commissioner charged them to form a common front towards moving the association to greater heights.

Earlier in his address, the National President and Chairman of Council of NASME, Prince Degun Agboade, disclosed that the mission of the association was to promote the empowerment of Nigeria’s MSMEs, as a means of achieving sustainable employment generation, economic growth and all round development in the country.

Speaking on the theme, ‘’’Synergy for SME Growth in Ogun State,’’ the guest speaker, Dr. Kehinde Badaru, harped on the importance of institutional collaboration for effective growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

According to him, the social well-being of a nation was dependent on the productivity of her people, hence the need to sustain the level of growth being witnessed in the State, with over 300 new companies opening shops  in the last seven years.

In his welcome address, the Chairman, NASME, Ogun State, Dr. Akinwunmi Alonge, urged the State government to consider the establishment of the Ogun State MSME Council in order to benefit from the Federal government initiatives.