By Stephen Adeleye
Hon. Sam Olawumi Jacob, a Member-elect to represent the good people of Mopamuro LGA, has vowed to bring professionalism into legislation as he received his Certificate of Return (CoR) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Jacob made the promise while speaking with journalists short after receiving his Certificates of Return (CoR) on Thursday at INEC Headquarters in Lokoja.
The Mopamuro state Constituency member-elect, also assured his constituents of quality representation with a promise and commitment to delivering dividends of democracy.
”You know as legislators, it is all about law, and for the fact that the background I am coming from we deal with laws, then this opportunity will make us to make a proper legislation.
”I am a Chattered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Practitioner, I want to bring professionalism into legislation for the benefit of my constituents and Kogi at large.
”We still have a lot of things to put in place in Kogi House of Assembly; this was part of what motivated me on how to increase our internally generated revenue (IGR).
”There are some laws that you can pass in the House that can turn around the fortunes of Kogi State positively.
”I am a guru when it comes to the area of taxation, and with the knowledge that I have acquired I will be able to transform it when we get to the floor of the House.
”I will put the knowledge into practical terms on how to generate revenue and increase the IGR of Kogi State,” Jacob said.
Also speaking, a female Member-elect, for Ijumu Local Government, Mrs Omotayo Adeleye-Ishaya, thanked God Almighty and His Excellency Gov. Yahaya Bello, for given women a chance to come out.
”By the grace of God, we will showcase our talents as women to the people because we have got lots of talents.
”As women, we will definitely make a difference in Kogi State House of Assembly in supporting the women course as well as my entire constituency,” Adeleye-Ishaya said.
Anothe female Member-Elect for Ibaji State Constituency, Mrs Comfort Nwucholawon, said her emergence meant a lot to her people in Ibaji being the most vulnerable LGA in the state.
”My people are looking unto me to attract some dividends of democracy, and I can assure you that their expectations shall be met.
”The major problem we have in Ibaji is lack of good roads linking communities in Ibaji and my people are looking unto me to attract that project for execution,” Nwucholawon said.