The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo has again enjoined the State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service to abide by the standard rule of engagement in the discharge of their official duties and avoid any act capable of leading to loss of lives and property of innocent residents, especially at border communities in the State.
The Speaker made the call in response to the submission of a member representing Ipokia/Idiroko State Constituency, Hon. Bisi Oyedele who lamented the unprofessional operations of some customs officials who had conducted an illegal raid on the business premises of some residents in the guise of confiscation of petroleum product purchased from the filling Station in neighbouring communities for domestic use.
Hon. Oyedele lamented that the directive of Federal Government on the embargo placed on the sales of petroleum products within 20km to the border, which had led the residents of border communities resulting to buying the product in kegs for personal use which was now subjected to raiding by customs.
Also at the plenary, the Obas and Chiefs’ (Amendment) Law, 2023 scaled first reading following the reading of its long title by the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Mr.Deji Adeyemo before the State lawmakers.