My Wife Has Lost Me To My Constituency – Ade Adeogun

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Ade Adeogun, the federal lawmaker representing Akoko Southeast and Akoko Southwest constituency in Ondo State says his wife has come to terms with the fact that she has ‘lost him’ to his constituency.

Adeogun stated this during a Media Parley with Ondo State Online Media Professionals at the weekend in Akure, the State Capital.

He however said it is better for her to lose him to the two local governments he’s representing at the green chamber than to other women, which would never happen.

Adeogun who is also the deputy chairman house of representatives committee national security added that he cherished being with his constituents and that he had also developed a philosophy in the last two years, which is that “no one comes to me and leave empty handed even if I can’t solve the problem.

“Even the road constructions we are embarking upon in my constituency, sometimes I will have to add my money so that we would achieve our goals. I love my people and they love me too. I am accessible to them.”

He said it is expensive to always visit the constituency. He however believed that the visits would serve as an avenue to mentor the young ones, who would see him and would love to aspire to be like him.

Upland College of Education Scholarship

Adeogun while reiterating his commitment to human capacity development, noted that the scholarship programme for his constituents that is ongoing at Upland College of Education, Ifira-Ipesi Akoko, would transform the beneficiaries to greatness.

Adding that Education is a lifetime legacy, he said the College would be the biggest beneficiary going forward.

“We have some of the ladies on the programme who are products of teenage pregnancy. Our programme has turn them around to see the value in Education,” he said.

400 students are undergoing scholarship at the College of Education.

National Security

Speaking on national security, Adeogun said the responsibility of protecting Nigerians lies with the executive arm of government, adding that as legislators they only perform oversight function as well as checks and balances.

He recalled that before the first batch of the US Tucano fighter jets landed in Nigeria, the national security committee in which he is a deputy chairman visited US to see things do themselves.

“It would interest you that 50 percent of what we have discussed in the last two years at the national assembly are on security. We held a security summit recently where we recommended some solutions to the president.”

Second Term

Adeogun believed that the more time a national assembly (NASS) member get reelected to the hollowed chamber, the better for his constituents.

“I’m satisfied with my time at the NASS. I have done well. The more time one spend in the Assembly, the more the experience which would have an effect on his constituency.”

Ondo State Lawmakers’ Caucus

According to him, lawmakers of Ondo state extraction have a forum of meeting in order to lobby for federal projects to the state.

He said the forum headed by Rt Hon. Mayowa Akinfolarin representing Odigbo/IleOluji-Okeigbo federal constituency, once met with the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola to lobby for the rehabilitation of three federal roads in the state. He said the Akure-Ilesha expressway was the only one that has gotten a greenlight.

He added that he had personally took up the Coastal Rail Project with Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi on why the rail line should pass through Akure, the state Capital and not Ore to the South-South region.

On Buni

He said there’s no part of the recently court judgment by the Supreme Court that declared the Mai Mala Buni committee of his party – APC illegal.

The Media Parley organized by the Ondo State Online Media Professionals is a continuous activity by the association.

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