‘A lot of people have underrated me, I want to prove them wrong’ says Osun 38-year-old speaker

The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Adewale Egbedun, has identified dishonesty as one major drawback affecting public administration in the country.

Speaking with journalists in Osogbo on Thursday, the 38-year-old Speaker of the 8th state Assembly said due to his age, some critics had underrated him.

“I am a young man and a lot of people have underrated me and I want to prove them wrong. It is a moral burden on me to prove critics wrong. Being here is a privilege and I will give it my best. I will try as much as possible to make the 8th Assembly the best we have ever had in this state and if possible, Nigeria.

“Our major problem in Nigeria is dishonesty. I want to make it a priority to be transparent as much as possible. I will be transparent to all honourable members and the state. I will be accountable and accessible,” Egbedun said.

He also promised to leverage the presence of many youths in the Assembly to provide support for the governor towards the actualisation of his five-point agenda.

“I have a lot of plans and luckily for me, about 75 per cent of us are youths in the composition of the 8th Assembly. We have the youthful energy and we are ready to put heads together to make the 8th Assembly the best we have ever had in the history of Osun State,” the Speaker said.

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