In its resolve to further promote a just society devoid of gender discrimination and disparity, the Ogun State House of Assembly has assured women groups in the State of its readiness to partner with all relevant organizations towards enacting legislations that would curb sexual and gender-based violence. 

The Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo gave the assurance, while addressing a delegate of women under the aegis of Gender and Constitution Reforms Network (GERCON) led by Dr. Abiola Akinyode in commemoration of the Pan African Women’s Day. 

Oluomo noted that members of the Ninth Legislature were irrevocably committed to giving due priority to issues relating to female participation and gender equality with a view to advancing their social and economic status.

Earlier, Dr. Abiola Akinyode stated that the delegation visited the Assembly in recognition of the lawmakers untiring efforts at promoting female participation through passage of bills and resolutions.

In another development, the Assembly's Committee on Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs has considered the mid-year budget performance of the Ministry of Special Duties with a commendation on the reforms put in place by the present administration towards ensuring a more responsive and effective fire prevention and mitigation through prompt responses to distress calls.

The Committee led by its Vice-Chairman, Solomon Osho applauded the leadership of the Ministry for its administrative efforts towards saving lives and property through spontaneous response to distress call by residents of the State. 

Earlier, the Commissioner in charge of the Ministry, Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo said the present administration has renovated fire stations at Onikoko, Ota, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode in addition to the completion of fire and safety stations at Isheri, Mowe and Ifo with another under construction at Agbara. 

Ogunbanwo added that three fire fighting equipment were procured and six fire tender being repaired within the period under review.

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