Honourable Najeem Salaam, Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, has lamented
the outrageous circumstances that loomed over the collapse of a school
hall within the premises of the state-of-art facility of Ejigbo High
school, saying statements credited to some political players that
substandard materials were used was prejudicial and an act of sabotage.
a statement issued by his media office, Speaker Salaam who hails from
Ejigbo, noted that investigation was ongoing. The statement said the
loud bang reportedly heard by the people on site before the collapse of
the detached auditorium was political. He said other structures were
still standing except for the school hall.
The Speaker noted that
some opposition political actors, who appeared to be happy with the
rubbles of the edifice, went on air to pass judgment on the material
composition of the building.
then challenged those who insinuated on substandard building materials
as the cause of collapse of the structure to present their empirical
evidence or stop their ill-motivated politicking on the matter until the
result of investigation is out, adding that, he personally monitored
the work-in-progress and there was nothing suggesting that something was
fishy and for a new building to be uprooted from the foundation, more
information need to be processed. So, prejudice is needless.
that, Salaam condemned the hate and threat speech of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Iyiola Omisore, against a
lawmaker representing Atakunmosa East and West. Honourable Babatunde
Festus Komolafe at Ifewara few days ago was threatened by Omisore who
said he will deal with the lawmaker using soldiers.
listened to Omisore governorship campaign at Ifewara, it is
disappointing that he was busy threatening to sack Hon. Komolafe’s home
and that he would unleash soldiers on him for daring to mobilize his
constituents for the reelection of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola.”
Speaker then stressed that he would forward the tape of the threat
against the lawmaker to the security agencies for the safety of the
The action of opposition political actors was even
more shocking to residents of Ejigbo who echoed the claim of the
speaker. They claimed that other structures on the school premises were
still standing. ” The building materials for this school is the same. I
still do not understand why this hall will collapse and every other
building is intact,” a worker at the site said.