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Why I Joined Politics After I Retired From U.S Navy — Agboworin


The member representing Ibadan South East/North East Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Abass Adigun (aka Agboworin), has revealed what motivated him to end his career in the United States (US) Navy to join politics in Nigeria.

Adigun, who is a first-time federal legislator, is currently the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Air Force, told reporters in Ibadan yesterday that he shunned the bright naval career because of the experience he gathered in many countries of the world where during his service.

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The lawmaker explained that serving in Asia, Europe and other parts of the world made him see the great feats which many third world countries have attained through self development efforts.

He said it dawned on him that many people and companies from Western nations have been moving to these countries as they improve standard of living of their citizens and strengthen democracy.

Adigun said the experience made him take the decision to come back home and contribute meaningfully to democracy and the development of Nigeria while he still has the energy to do so.

The lawmaker revealed that within his short period at the House, he has moved a motion to improve the welfare of the officers and men of the military and paramilitary agencies. He emphasized that the security personnel need enough welfare to boost their morale and patriotism while confronting insurgents and other criminals in the society.

Judging by his experience in the US Navy, Adigun said the security personnel, who have laid their lives for the peace and security of the nation deserve the kind of welfare that will keep them committed to their pledge to keep the country safe.

He expressed the hope that the motion will be given adequate attention in preparing the 2020 budget.

Adigun also commended Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila for having listening ears, saying the attribute will help the House under his leadership ventilate robust discussions at plenaries which will result in sound laws that will support the development efforts of the Federal Government.

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