Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam
has decried the outrageous insinuation that greeted the
collapse of a school hall within the premises of the state of art
facility of Ejigbo High school, saying that the statement
credited to some political players that substandard materials
was prejudicial and an act of sabotage.
Residents of Ejigbo town in Osun State were on Wednesday
woken up by the noise of the structure which collapsed at the
newly completed Ejigbo High School. The school which had
been completed and ready for inauguration collapsed at
around 5.30am, some persons were reportedly injured.
But in a statement issued Friday, Speaker Salaam who hails
from Ejigbo, the host community of the school, noted that
while an investigation team was yet to get to the spot where a
loud bang was reportedly heard by the people in site before
the collapse of a detached auditorium, some political actors
who appeared to be happy with the rubbles of the edifice
went on air to pass judgment on the material composition of
Speaker Salaam 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, Saying 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.
Besides, Speaker Salaam has condemned the hate and threat
speech of the governorship candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Iyiola Omisore against a
lawmaker representing Atakunmosa East and West, Hon.
Babatunde Festus Komolafe at Ifewara few days ago, warning
that the parliament has it on tape where he threatened to deal
with the lawmaker using soldiers.
He said: “when we 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.”