Freshman House member will send a bill for the splitting of his federal constituency. The bill will receive attention when National Assembly members currently on vacation resumes soon.
Lawmaker representing Iseyi/Kajola/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa federal constituency of Oyo State, Hon. Shina Peller disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing newsmen at the inaugural Town Hall/Feedback meeting held at Iseyin Town Hall in Oyo State.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmaker noted that the huge size of the constituency and its large population necessitated the move to seek for a legislation for the splitting of the constituency into two to ensure that development gets to the people at the grassroot.
The Town Hall/ Feedback meeting which was attended by a mammoth crowd has in attendance politicians, market women, artisans, members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and technocrats among others.
He said ” The population of the four Local Governments is over one million . And the land mass is more than many other federal constituencies in the country. I remember one day i went to Somolu to Bariga in Lagos , within 35minutes you traveled from Somolu to Bariga .
” Here from Iseyin to Kojola you will spend more than three hours travelling , and that is within one federal constituency. Iseyin has eleven wards, Kajola has eleven wards, Itesiwaju has ten wards, and Iwajowa has ten . And in total i’m representing 42 wards . “
He expressed grave concern over security challenges faced by the people , saying that contrary to rumours that the federal government has jettisoned state police, the National Assembly would soon come up with a legislation for the establishment of local policing to further strenghten the existing security architecture in the country.
” As for me, i believe in challenges . And i like to challenge myself . I believe so much in public opinion if the people have electric me to represent them, there must be periodic meetings and give them feedback on what i have done so far , and meeting them would help me to see myself how far i have gone and also help me to see my mistakes and correct them to be a better person ,” he said.