‘ The situation is getting out of hand…’
Kwara Assembly wades into problem of persistent fuel scarcity in the state
THE Kwara State House of Assembly has directed its Committee on Commerce, Industries and Women Affairs to look into the causes of acute scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the State with a view to finding workable solution to the problem.
This is part of resolution reached by the House following a Matter of Urgent Public Importance raised by a member representing Adena/Bani/Gweria Constituency, Alhaji Ba’aziki Suleiman on the persistent fuel scarcity running to over three weeks now in the state.
The Deputy Speaker, Matthew Okedare, who presided over the sitting, said the fuel situation in the state was getting out of hand and the House, according to him, would not fold its hand and watch the trend to continue unabated.
The Deputy Speaker equally mandated the Leader, the Deputy Leader and the Deputy Chief Whip of the House Hon Hassan Oyeleke, Hajia Segilola Abdulkadir and Hon. Ebun Owolabi to be part of the Committee to ensure a prompt end to the scarcity.
He directed the committee to invite the hierarchy of the Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR), State Ministry of Commerce and Cooperatives, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, Major Petroleum Marketers Association and other stakeholder tomorrow and report to the House on Tuesday.
Members had while contributing on the matter identified causes of the scarcity in the state and urged the House to wade into the problem with a view to resolving it to check the untold hardship occasioned by the fuel scarcity.
In a related development, the House equally mandated its Committee on Ethics, Public Petitions, Privilege and Judiciary to investigate the increasing armed robbery attack in parts of Ilorin with a view to stemming the rising tide of insecurity in the Metropolis.
This followed a Matter of General Public Importance raised by the leader of the House Alhaji Hassan Oyeleke on insecurity in Adewole Housing Estate in Ilorin.
The Deputy Speaker who directed the Committee to invite the Area Commander and Divisional Police officer and other security personnel in the area to have first hand information and report to the House on the 1st of December, 2015.
The Leader of the House narrated the ordeal of the residents of Adewole Housing Estate and called on the police to rise to the security challenge.
Members, while contributing on the matter, enjoined Police in the state to be proactive.
He advised members of the public to be vigilant to happenings around them to check the trend.
The legislature equally mandated the State Ministry of Sports and Youth Development to assemble youth skaters with a view to training them and promote sports development in the state.
This is part of resolutions reached following a motion on curbing the menace of skating on Ilorin township roads moved by a member representing Ilorin North West Constituency, AbdulRafiu AbdulRahman.
It equally mandated the State Ministry of Information and Communication to commence Radio and Television advocacy and public enlightenment on the dangers inherent in skating on the roads.
Abdul Rahman gave statistical data of casualties recorded as a result of skating on major roads in the state capital.