The senator representing Oyo South senatorial district, Kolawole Balogun, has vowed to give quality representation even if it requires sacrificing his personal comfort.
He said in Ibadan on Tuesday that it had become imperative for him to perform as a reward for his constituents’ support and to show appreciation to God who made his victory possible.
Balogun, who was Commissioner for Commerce during the administration of former Gov Adebayo Alao-Akala, defeated the immediate past governor, Sen Abiola Ajimobi, in the last general elections to emerge senator.
“I don’t have any choice than to perform, even if it requires sacrificing my personal comfort. I just have to perform because my mandate was by the grace of God.
“When I heard people saying that someone has been bragging to take my mandate from me, I giggle. No one will take what does not belong to him or her when he or she is not an armed robber,” he said.
He assured the people of his senatorial district that he would give his best and ensure that he pushed into the budget projects that were needed by them.
He called for the restructuring of the nation’s security architecture, saying there was an urgent need for the establishment of state and community police.
Balogun said that the country was too big to operate only a central policing system, promising to encourage this through legislative backing.
The senator said that he had co-sponsored some motions since the inauguration of the Ninth National Assembly, adding he had commenced discussions with SMEDAN, Bank of Industry (BoI) and Bank of Agriculture for loans for artisans and farmers.