Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the passage of a N10 billion supplementary budget by some members of the House during the twilight of the administration of the immediate past government of Chief Ayodele Fayose.
The lawmakers reached the resolution on the investigation during their plenary session, on Tuesday.
Also, the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeniran Alagbada and other members of the House have applauded Governor Kayode Fayemi for cancelling the education tax imposed on pupils by the immediate past administration of Chief Ayodele Fayose.
Alagbada gave the commendation while contributing to the debate on the effect of the cancellation at the House plenary in Ado-Ekiti.
The Speaker described the abrogation of the education tax as a burden taken away from the people and prayed that the Almighty God will continue to abide with the governor towards leading Ekiti to the right path.
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The House Leader of Business, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, who led the debate on the cancellation of the education tax, said Ekiti people had earlier rejected the tax.
Aribisogan remarked that a religious organization criticised and instituted legal action against the then government.
In his contributions, the Minority Leader, Hon. Sunday Akinniyi, said the cancellation had make Ekiti people more happier and pointed out that the action was a demonstration of the love Governor Fayemi had for Ekiti people.
Other members of the House including Hon Cecilia Dada, Hon. Fajana Ojo – Ade, Hon. Adedeji Michael and the Deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Olusegun Adewumi noted that the introduction of the tax had contributed to the development of the education sector but praised Governor Fayemi for its cancellation.
They described the action as a step in the right direction and stressed that it would reduce the burden on parents.
All the lawmakers unanimously approved the commendation contained in a resolution moved by the leader of Business, Hon Aribisogan and seconded by the Deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Olusegun Adewumi.
The Ad-hoc committee which will investigate the N10 billion has the deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Olusegun Adewumi as chairman with Hon Akinniyi Sunday and Hon Fajana Ojo-Ade as members.