Ogun Assembly seeks court order against NYSC posting
Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution seeking the redeployment of the indigenes of the state posted to violence-prone states in the North by the National Youth Service Corps.
Corps members, including those of Ogun origin for the Batch ‘B’ orientation course posted to Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna and Yobe, protested against their posting to such states recently.
The Assembly demanded that the NYSC should urgently redeploy such corps members from troubled states to other parts of the country.
Moving the motion for the redeployment of the corps members on Wednesday, Odogbolu Constituency’s representative, Remmy Hassan, said steps should be taken to protect the corps members.
He said, “The Attorney-General must urgently get an order of a court of competent jurisdiction compelling the NYSC authorities to redeploy Ogun State citizens posted to violence-prone states in the North to safer locations.”
In his own contribution, Job Akintan (Yewa North 11 State Constituency), said the AG should immediately secure the court order.
Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo (Ifo 11 State Constituency), on her part, said the incessant killing in the North was “heartless, inhuman and uncivilised”.
She added, “It is germane we protect the lives of our citizens wherever they are. We don’t want them to meet untimely death.”
Other lawmakers, who backed the motion were Layi Ojodu (Abeokuta North State Constituency), Oludaisi Elemide (Odeda State Constituency), Odofin Olusola Sonuga (Ikenne State Constituency) and John Obafemi (Remo North Constituency).
Meanwhile, the Assembly has urged the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission to comply with the electoral laws and guidelines in conducting the July 21 local government election in the state.
The lawmakers said a strict observance of the electoral laws and guidelines by OGSIEC would ensure a credible poll.
The legislators made the call during an interactive session with the members of the electoral commission in Abeokuta.
They stressed that it was only through strict compliance with the laws that the results of the council polls would be acceptable to all the stakeholders in the state.