The Kwara State House of Assembly on Wednesday, October 13, urged the state government to put all necessary machinery in place for the implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law.
This was part of the resolution of the Kwara Assembly House on a matter of general public importance moved by Hon. Adetiba-Olanrewaju (Oke-Ero).
Olanrewaju made this motion in the wake of the brutal beating of students of Madrasah Arabic school, Ganmo area of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
The House urged the state government to draw the attention of the concerned government agencies to take punitive measures; against anybody or institution that still perpetrates the act in Kwara State.
It further asked the government to embark on massive media sensitization of Kwarans; using the different languages on the provisions of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition and other related vices in the society.
The House commended Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for the prompt response to the incident in the school.
The governor, on Tuesday, set up a 10-man investigative committee headed by retired Justice Idris Haroon; to probe the circumstances around the issue.
The principal of the school is on suspension pending the conclusion of the investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo clarified reports that he called for the devaluation of the naira; during his speech at the opening session of the mid-term ministerial performance review retreat at the presidential villa, Abuja on Monday.
Osinbajo in a statement issued by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, on Tuesday, October 12; said he rather advocates a forex policy to curb corruption.
While noting that he has been opposed to the devaluation of the currency, the Vice President said those who have access to the dollars at N410 turn round to sell it were benefiting from the current exchange rate.
“Prof. Osinbajo is not calling for the devaluation of the Naira. He has at all times argued against a willy-nilly devaluation of the Naira,” the statement read.
“For context, the Vice President’s point was that currently, the Naira exchange rate benefits only those who are able to obtain the dollar at N410, some of who simply turn round and sell to the parallel market at N570.
“It is stopping this huge arbitrage of over N160 per dollar that the Vice President was talking about. Such a massive difference discourages doing proper business, when selling the dollar can bring in 40% profit!”