The Deputy Speaker of the Osun state House of Assembly, Akintunde Adegboye has said to stop thinking that members of the state Houses of Assembly are making money like those in the National Assembly.
Adeboye, who noted that state lawmakers are facing hardship due to the economic downturn, stated this when he delivered a lecture to at the 51st birthday of Speaker Najeem Salaam in Osogbo.
He pointed out that most lawmakers are unable to afford fuel to power their electricity generating sets but people believe that they are living large.
The deputy speaker said, “As we speak, members of the assembly are still using their private cars to do oversight functions.
“Most times, we sleep in darkness in our official quarters because we cannot afford to fuel our power generating plants. But to the people in town, we are the people with deep purse. That is the irony of the situation.
“Here in the assembly, despite the fact that our staff get something at the end of the month, they still look at us as stingy people.
“How about thousands of our constituents that depend on us, especially the sick and the unemployed youths, as well as others with financial constraints?”