Odebunmi; A Symbol Of Ceaseless Social Services.By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

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Rt Honourable Olusegun Odebunmi is a ranking federal lawmaker representing Surulere Ogo-Oluwa federal Constituency of Oyo state under the ruling party of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

With a ranking advantage as a third timer,he is the chairman House Committee on information under which all organs of information of Nigeria fell under his committee supervision,an assignment he has carried out without fear or favour,but geared towards the betterment of ordinary Nigerians.

Popularly known as “Bunvic” his combination of private sector wealth of experience garnered over the years, with his in-depth public service experience both at the local government,state and federal level,made him a shinning example in all his endeavors.

Rising from grass to grace,Odebunmi in his early days started as a worker with an oil company, and rose to the top echelon of the same sector in the area,a feat that stand him out when he decided to pitch tent with the political class of Oyo state and Nigeria at large.

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A grassroot politician,he was three time Chairman of Surulere local government and crowned it up as one time Commissioner for local government in Oyo state,before climbing to the next ladder of politics at the federal level for over one decade.

His combined popularity made his ascension and victory to the House of Representatives elections much more easier in the last one decade,as his trademark was purely the hub of social services.

This is away from the negative perception by some section in the media owing to the primary and national assignment as Chairman House committee On information, at the heat of the suspension of Twitter operation by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC under his watch in Nigeria.

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His decision to stand by patriotic zeal in the face of all criticisms and efforts at ensuring a united and peaceful Nigeria were his undoings in the recent times,yet unperturbed in both his national assignment and statutory duties of giving back to the society through his popular constituency projects.

With his exposure from both ends and his ability to contain multiple criticisms, Odebunmi played host to All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools ANCOPSS Oyo state branch,that came in droves on appreciation visit to the National Assembly,on his seamless contributions to the educational developement of his constituency and Oyo state at large.

His special program of contributions to the developement of education in his constituency according to ANCOPSS, stand out among many others that deserved a pat on the back,as education remains the bedrock of every community’s survival and sustenance.

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His efforts particularly during the period of world health emergency of COVID to the educational developement and innovative strides deserved a public ovation.

This is among many other social services that included provision of portable water and boreholes,motorable roads, provision of drugs and building of clinics,as well as transformers that had improved electricity generation to the rural areas and reversed rural urban migration.

Rt Honourable odebunmi has been a shining example of modest empowerment, employment opportunities,skill development and acquisition, capacity building through the introduction of series of enterpreneurs that will guarantee social and economic security of his constituents.

Overtime,Odebunmi’s sign post is to ensure the total liberation of his constituents from the shackles of social stratification that will guarantee self reliance and self sustenance.

Abubakar Yusuf Is A Journalist, Writes From Abuja and can be reached on yus.abubakar3@gmail.com.




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