Nigeria needs Tinubu – Obasa, Lagos lawmakers eulogise ex-governor

– Lawmakers APC National Leader capable to steer Nigeria’s ship of progress
– Congratulate Oba Elegushi at 45 for role in peaceful coexistence
– Celebrate ex-IGP, Musiliu Smith, who recently clocked 75

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a man for whom Nigeria as a country currently yearns.

Members of the House said this at plenary as they took time to eulogise the former governor of Lagos, who recently celebrated his 69th birthday.

Speaking after Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo 1) urged his colleagues to join him wish Tinubu a happy birthday, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, noted that it had always been customary of the House to celebrate the Jagaban of Borgu on his birthday, but that this year’s celebration happened at a time the House was on recess.

The Speaker who said Tinubu had earlier been honoured by attendees at a colloquium organised in his honour, added that the comments by the lawmakers during the day’s plenary showed how the APC National Leader had impacted in the lives of individuals.

He agreed with the members of the House that Tinubu remains one man that can effectively steer the Nigerian ship to make the country attain greater success in the coming years.

“We all congratulate him and wish him all the good things of life.

“We believe strongly in him and we have the conviction that he is a worthy man that can steer the ship of this nation. It is not about religion or ethnicity, but it is about wisdom, knowledge, experience and the capacity to lead,” Speaker Obasa said.

Earlier, Hon. Rotimi Olowo (Shomolu 1) described Tinubu as a man who understands the country and has the needed experience.

Olowo said Tinubu is a man that no one can love to hate because of his role in the advancement of the country.

For Hon. Tobun Abiodun (Epe 1), Asiwaju Tinubu is “a father figure to most of us and we will continue to celebrate him for a long time to come.

“He is adjudged one of the most active politicians. As a father to us, we appreciate him. He recognises those who are loyal and brilliant. He is the only man that can lead this country to meet its goals.”

Supporting his colleagues, Hon. Rasheed Makinde called Asiwaju Tinubu a man of the moment who believes in hunting talents and keeping them to prosper.

He said even though Tinubu has not held office for a long time, he still remains relevant because of his large heart and spirit of forgiveness.

He urged Asiwaju to help lead the country in 2023.

Hon. Richard Kasunmu (Ikeja 2), said he was delighted to share the same birthday with Tinubu who he called an inspirational figure.

“The Asiwaju that I know is a builder of people, a stabiliser and one who loves selflessly. He is a man who loves other people’s progress. I can only wish him many more fruitful years, first as father and the National Leader of the APC,” he said.

In a related development, the House also celebrated Oba Saheed Elegushi, who was described as a monarch that has brought advancement to his Ikate land while preserving the culture and traditions of his domain.

Hon. Temitope Adewale, while moving that the traditional ruler, who recently clocked 45, be celebrated, said Oba Elegushi had kept the state proud.

The lawmaker was supported by his colleague, Hon. Desmond Elliot, who described the monarch as a 21st century Oba.

In his contribution, Speaker Obasa said the young monarch had endeared himself to the people because he has shown a strong passion for the peace and progress of the state.

While praying for the traditional ruler, Obasa added that Oba Elegushi was being praised for ensuring peace in the state.

He said the commendation should be a challenge to other traditional rulers in the state to play positive roles for its growth and progress.

The House further eulogised Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, who recently clocked 75.

The House affirmed Smith’s importance noting that he has continued to serve the country as the chairman of the Police Service Commission.

Speaker Obasa described him as a man of peace, a quintessential Lagosian and one who often expresses his views and suggestions about the effective running of the state.

He thereafter directed the acting Clerk of the House, Barrister Olalekan Onafeko, to write a letter congratulating each of the celebrants on behalf of the Assembly.

Y2021 BUDGET APPRAISAL: LAGOS ASSEMBLY TASKS MINISTRIES ON REVENUE GENERATION

The Lagos State House of Assembly, through its Committee on Finance, has commenced an assessment of the 2021 Budget performance of Ministries and Parastatals for the first quarter.

Speaking during the Committee’s first sitting, its Chairman, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, said the exercise was important to ensure that targets were met as expected.

“The exercise became necessary to ensure that tax payers’ money is judiciously utilised by assessing the progress or default in the budget and to advise where necessary as well as to meet up the target revenue for the year,” Olowo said.

He added that the scrutiny is intended to juxtapose the performance of the first quarter of 2020 with that of 2021 so as to see the possibility of harnessing additional opportunities or addressing any distress.

Hon. Olowo enjoined the MDAs that appeared before the Committee to intensify efforts and avoid virement by all means.

In the course of the scrutiny, the Committee advised the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue to cast their nets towards the informal sector in other to raise more revenue.

To that effect, Hon. Olowo further suggested that tax clearance be imposed as a requirement from parents in relation to educational admissions and use of health care facilities.

Some of the ministries/parastatals were, however, commended for performing beyond half of their target for the period under review.

Ministries, Departments and Agencies that appeared before the Committee include: the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, MVAA, the Ministry of Transportation, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service and the Lagos State Lotteries Board.

The one week exercise will be ending on the April 21, 2021.

Lawmakers who graced the sitting are Hon. Nurudeen Sholaja, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, Hon. Lukman Olumoh and Hon. Rasheed Makinde.

Y2021 BUDGET: REVERT TO E-PROCUREMENT – LAGOS ASSEMBLY TO MINISTRIES

Lagos State House of Assembly through its Committee on Science and Technology has held its quarterly budget review for Ministry, Departments and Agencies and advocated for more usage of E-procurement to speed up the internal process of procurement in releasing funds for recurrent and capital projects to the State’s MDAs.

This was one of the issues discussed with the Ministry of Science and Technology which is the pilot ministry for the commencement and advancement of E-procurement to further the transformation of the State in line with the 21st Century.

The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Olanrewaju Afinni, disclosed that one of the mandates of the Ministry of Science and Technology is to ensure that all MDAs make use of the E-procurement application in order to ensure a hastened process of procurement applications.

Hon. Afinni attributed this to the bottleneck procedures which delay the accountability of funds expended in each quarter of the fiscal year.

“The whole reason for approval of funds is to be able to spend as at when due. We should do away with bottleneck procedures.

“We want to see that funds received for projects are spent judiciously and this can only be achieved if internal procurement processes are fast-tracked,” Hon. Afinni advised.

Speaking on the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of the State, the Committee noted that the Digital Village which is meant to generate revenue for Lagos through the Ministry is presently not meeting expectations.

Looking through the budget performance of the Lagos State Resident Registration Agency, LASRRA, the Committee proposed a meeting with the Agency’s contractors for the appraisal of their contractual agreement to determine the status of their projects and the need for further funding.

In addition, the Committee requested for all the Ministry’s documented vouchers to juxtapose their spending in the first quarter.

Hon. Members present at the meeting include: Hon. Solaja-Saka Nurudeen and Hon. Ajani Owolabi.

LAGOS ASSEMBLY CHARGES MINISTRY, OTHERS ON ADEQUATE PUBLICITY OF GOVT ACTIVITIES

The Lagos State House of Assembly has charged the State’s Ministry of Information, relevant agencies and media outlets to ensure that adequate information about the activities of the government are properly disseminated to the public.

The charge was made by the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Hon. Setonji David, who led his colleagues on familiarisation visits to the Ministry of Information and other agencies of government as part of their oversight functions.

The agencies visited include the Lagos Television, Radio Lagos/Eko FM, Traffic Radio as well as Lagos State Printing Corporation.

At the Ministry of Information, Hon.Setonji, who was with other members including Hon. Mojisola Alli-Macaulay and Hon. Okanlanwon Sanni, described Lagos as a metropolitan state that accommodates different peoples from various walks of life, adding that this makes it important for the Ministry to perform optimally by dishing out accurate information to the public so that the people would be aware of the activities and achievements of the government.

In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Information, Strategy and Security, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, stated that the Ministry is charged with the responsibility of disseminating information efficiently and effectively to all stakeholders. It is also mandated to excellently project the image of the State Government to the public.

The Commissioner, however, suggested the need to train Public Affairs Officials in the Ministry for career progression, suggesting that adequate Social Media software and stategies should be reviewed to avail the Ministry with relevant tools to perform optimally.

 

During the visit to the Lagos Television, Hon. Okanlawon Sanni expressed dissatisfaction with the state of the building which, it was learnt, has been in existence for over 40 years.

Hon. Okanlanwon urged the General Manager of the station, Mrs. Siju Alabi, to scale up efforts by going the extra mile to present the station’s challenges through the Commissioner of Information to the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for immediate action in order to boost the performance of the media house.

He added: “Career progression of the staff is very important and there’s need to create more cordial working relationships so as to encourage and boost the morale of the staff,” he advised.

At the Radio Lagos/Eko FM, Hon. Setonji commended the Station and advised that the public be constantly informed about the laws governing the State, adding that this could be achieved by disseminating the laws in clear terms to the people of the State.

Mrs. Ayo Shotomiwa, General Manager of the station, implored the House of Assembly to patronise the station in order to improve on its internally generated revenue.

She appealed to the government to place staff on Oracle, a programme through which salaries are paid, since the radio station struggles to meet such payments.

Hon. Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, commended the General Manager for the progress of the radio station. She noted that the cordial interaction and commitment displayed by the staff of the institution was very noticeable.

At the Traffic Radio, the General Manager, Mr. Tayo Akanle, gave detailed explanations on the functions of the station which, he said, “serves relevant purposes and manages the reporting of traffic situations on our roads.”

Hon. Alli-Macaulay commended the loyalty and commitment displayed by the staff of the station, adding that several measures must, however, be put in place to ensure that the organisation is well kept.

She suggested that the station can delve into other areas of transportation like liaising with airline operators to help with flight schedules as this could help generate more revenue.

While at the Lagos State Printing Cooperation, the General Manager of the agency, Hon. Kolawole Peregrino, who took the Committee on a tour of the Agency’s facilities, pointed that the organisation is equipped with modern machines and staff driven with passion to benchmark the best international standards in printing.

Hon. Setonji noted that the facilities are a testimony of judicious utilisation of the funds dedicated to it. He also charged the agency to ensure the quality of its printing is top-notch so as to attract customers from within and outside government.

The Committee is expected to visit the Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau and the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Agency.

Odumakin stood for Nigeria, Yoruba people – Obasa

– Speaker wants late Odumakin’s legacies continued by colleagues
– Describes deceased as passionate about Nigeria and its people
– Urges Nigerians to ensure they are vaccinated against COVID-19

The late Yinka Odumakin, activist and spokesperson of the Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, fought endlessly for a great Nigeria and a greater Yoruba race, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has said.

Obasa made the remark on Tuesday when he led a delegation of lawmakers from the state Assembly to the Omole Phase 1, Lagos home of the bereaved family.

The Speaker and his team were received by some civil society officials and Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of the deceased, who passed on recently at the age of 59.

He described the late Odumakin as a man who never deviated from whatever path he believed should be taken.

“It is an opportunity to urge others, particularly the civil society, to continue from where he has stopped and to put more efforts beyond what he achieved.

“This is because it is not yet El Dorado. We have to put more strength, determination and commitment to get this nation to the position of our dreams.

“To the family, the truth is that life is created in such a way that we come and go and people will come and say one or two things about us.

It is only God that will remain,” the Speaker said noting that this is the reason every human being must strive to make impact and touch lives positively.

The Speaker further urged residents of Lagos to ensure that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 just as he advised them to continue to adhere strictly to the protocols against the pandemic.

“I want to appeal to everybody that if there is an opportunity to receive the vaccine, we should be quick to do that.

“At the same time, the protocols put in place by the government should be complied with. With this, we would have contributed our quota to ending the pandemic,” he said.

The delegation from the House included Hons. Rotimi Olowo, Adedamola Kasunmu, Adewale Temitope, Hakeem Sokunle, Olumuyiwa Jimoh, Mustaino Tobun, Setonji David, Saka Solaja, Victor Akande, Mojeed Fatai and Nureni Akinsanya.

Easter: We must not allow peace elude us – Obasa; Speaker calls for collective consciousness among residents; He commends various arms of Lagos government for efforts to make state habitable; Says government will continue to strive to make Lagos habitable

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has asked Nigerians to be watchful and prayerful, especially at this critical time of the country’s journey.

The Speaker made this admonition in his Easter message to citizens of the country, noting that the current period calls for individual and collective resolve to be more security conscious, maintain peace, and support the government in its efforts to make Nigeria greater.

Obasa, in statement issued on Saturday by his media office in Lagos, commended the executive, legislative and judicial arms of the Lagos government for sustaining the peace enjoyed by residents of the State.

“It is obvious we are facing difficult times and these times call for drastic measures. We have to take a look at the various suggestions and reports available to us on how best to unify the country, engage the youth, reduce unemployment and boost the nation’s economy.

“We are aware that Nigeria’s economy was negatively affected by COVID-19 which hit the country in the first quarter of 2020 and forced citizens, government and businesses to adopt new ways of life part of which may have, among others, been a reason for the increased level of insecurity across the nation.

“In Lagos, however, the residents have remained poised to live in love and harmony. The state government has also continued with its determination to ensure a habitable environment for the people and for businesses to thrive and for this, we deserve commendation.

The Lagos State House of Assembly has also passed bills and motions geared towards a better society and youth engagements.

“We will never rest on our oars to make the people of our state always sleep with their eyes closed. To achieve this, we, as legislators, will continue to collaborate with the other arms of government and the people.

“While we posit that state policing is still the right way to go, I urged residents of our dear Lagos to maintain their resolution to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of religious divide.

“For the Christians, we should continue to remember the virtues of Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He paid for redemption. These virtues must never be lost in our day-to-day living beyond the celebration of His historical death and resurrection. Happy celebration,” Speaker Obasa urged.

2023: Obasa secures endorsement of northwest speakers for Tinubu – Northwest speakers, ex-lawmakers vow to push for Tinubu – Say Tinubu’s passion for Nigeria’s development unquantifiable – Commend APC’s national leader for supporting northern Nigeria in 2015 and 2019

Serving Speakers and their predecessors from the Northwest zone of Nigeria have declared their support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Their declarations and promises are coming some weeks after a similar endorsement of Tinubu was carried out by their colleagues in the southwestern zone of Nigeria.

At a meeting held in Kano for the states in the northwestern zone on Friday, the senior lawmakers declared that Tinubu remains the right person for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at this time.

Some of them argued that with the challenges currently being faced by the country, Nigeria deserves a leader who is detribalised and has shown over time that he has the capacity to lead the country.

Praising Asiwaju Tinubu for being able to unite the southwest under one umbrella, they noted that his leadership qualities are mostly scarce in some other zones of the country declaring this as an advantage for the entire country.

At the Kano meeting where the speakers and former speakers received the visiting Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, who led a team from the southwest, participants further promised to commence grassroots mobilisation ahead of electioneering.

Rt. Hon. Yau Abdullahi Yanshana, a former speaker from Kano, described Tinubu as a worthy leader, who he believes would take Nigeria to better heights while one of his colleagues from the state, said at the meeting that Tinubu would have no problems securing votes from Kano and other states in the zone.

“We should now be thinking beyond him being the flagbearer of the APC and concentrate on securing victory for him in the actual election.

“We know that 90 percent of the structure of the party is built by Tinubu,” he said assuring that 95 percent of the votes from Kano will be in favour of the national leader of the APC.

On his part, Abu Dauda, a former deputy speaker in Jigawa, noted the contributions of Tinubu to the success of the APC and the growth and progress of Nigeria.

According to him, Tinubu becoming president would mean consolidating on his passion to make Nigeria great.

“If not him, then who? If not now, then when?” Dauda asked.

Addressing journalists concerning the meeting in Kano, the host Speaker, Rt. Hon. Hamisu Ibrahim Cidari, said with 2023 approaching, there was a need to source for a flagbearer “who can stand on his feet and effectively direct people.”

He said Tinubu already has their support and promised that he would win in Kano during the 2023 presidential election.

Speaker Obasa said he and his team made of serving lawmakers, including Hons. Victor Akande and Temitope Adewale, as well as two former speakers of Ogun and Oyo respectively, were in the zones to interact with their colleagues on how to move the nation forward.

“2023 is by the corner and the first thing is to look within us for the person that is capable, that has all it takes – the knowledge and capability – to deliver. To achieve that, there is need for us to come together and talk and extend the discussion beyond our boundary to every part of the country to make it easier for us in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the man that we believe can deliver,” Speaker Obasa said.

An elated Obasa commended his colleagues in the zone for honouring the meeting in their numbers.

“What we met is even beyond our expectations. This is an encouragement and success because our brothers here have assured us that they are on it and that we should concentrate on others beyond them because they are already in support of what we have come to preach to them,” he said.

Ambassador Aliyu Lawal Saulawa, national coordinator of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Movement, said the organisation is formed to garner the support of Nigerians for Tinubu ahead of 2023.

He argued that in 2015 and 2019, the north got a lot of support from Tinubu and others from the southwest adding that it was just to reciprocate the support.

He noted that Speakers, deputy speakers and lawmakers have major roles to play in this regard being representatives of communities and constituencies across Nigeria.

“We have held an initial meeting in Ibadan in the southwest where past and current speakers agreed to support the movement. We are now here,” he said.

He said the next meeting for the south-south zone would hold in Bayelsa.

Some top lawmakers who attended the meeting included Hon. Abdu A. Dauda from Jigawa, Hon. Moh’d W. G. from Sokoto, Hon. Aliyu Auwal from Kaduna, Rt. Hon. Aliyu Sabiu Muduru from Katsina.

Among the others are: Hon. Ahmad Garba from Jigawa, Isa Idris from Jigawa, Rt. Hon. Shehu Dalhatu from Katsina, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Ata from Kano, Rt. Hon. Aliko Shuaibu from Kano, Rt. Hon. Abdul’Azeez GG from Kano, Rt. Hon. Bal’arabe Gani from Kano, Hon. Abdullahi MB, and Rt. Hon. Kabiru Alhassan.

LAGOS ASSEMBLY COMMENDS ONGOING DANGOTE REFINERY; SEEK WELFARE OF INDIGENES

Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday through its House Committee on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives at the inspection visit to Dangote Refinery; commended the level of work attained by the conglomerate since the commencement of the project.

Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Bisi Yusuff reiterating the satisfaction of the Committee, stated “It is an extremely laudable project and we are delighted that this is situated in Lagos State, we will give all necessary legislative backing to support your legal activities.” He maintained.

Looking at the multiplier effect, Hon. Yusuff stated that the project is a pride that will boost the economy of Lagos State and the entire nation.

However, the Committee also spoke on issues bordering with the indigenes and host communities whose lands are affected through the construction of the facility and further enjoined the Dangote to help by providing employment to alleviate the standard of living of the host communities.

Also speaking at the tour of the refinery, Hon. Desmond Elliot raised questions on the possible environmental issues that could arise from the refinery; he inquired on waste management, recycling, greenhouse and the effect on climate change.

The Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Giuseppe Surace revealed that the project has overwhelming capacity to cater for local consumption in Nigeria, “We have adopted the best practices as the basis of our design to ensure capability.”

Adding that the project will transform the country in all its sector, Mr.Surace stated that units in the refinery will produce gasoline, ethanol amongst many other production.

Mr. Surace while assuaging the cogent points raised by the Committee stated “In terms of job creation, there is no Nigerian that will not directly or indirectly benefit as we have structures in place to meet the needs of the host communities thru employment and other measures’ he also assured a robust interaction with other arms outside the circumference of the host communities.”

The Committee, at the end of the tour requested that the House be availed, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Federal Government to ascertain the level of involvement of the Lagos State Government.

Members of the Committee who took part in the tour include Hon. Kehinde Joseph, Hon. Kazeem Raheem, Hon. Victor Akande, Hon. Folajimi Mohammed, Hon. Desmond Elliot and Hon. Mojeed Fatai.

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Lagos Assembly Approves Sanwo-Olu’s Request To Purchase Cars For MDAs

The Lagos State House of Assembly has approved a request made to its lawmakers by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the purchase of 355 vehicles for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.

The number of cars is out of the 916 needed for various officials of the government.

The approval was carried out through a voice vote at the sitting on Thursday presided over by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa.

The Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, had on Monday March 22 announced during plenary that the Assembly received a letter from the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget seeking approval to expend from the special expenditure to procure vehicles for official use by officials of the MDAs to aid effective and efficient service.

Speaker Obasa had subsequently committed the request to the House Committee on Economic Planning and Budget headed by Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti Osa 2).

The committee was asked to report to the House on Thursday.

Presenting the report during plenary on Thursday, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu explained that the Committee invited the state’s Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, and the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs. Abiola Liadi amongst others to defend the request.

He noted that the three requests to expend from the special expenditure votes included the sum of N464, 375,000 Million, N1, 395, 300 billion and N2,567,535,000 Billion totalling N4,427,210 Billion.

The money, he said, is to be financed from the Special Expenditure Votes of the 2021 Appropriation Law.

According to Yishawu, the Committee urged the officials of the state government to include the purchase of vehicles for government officials in subsequent budgets rather than requesting for purchase of vehicles from special expenditure votes.

The lawmaker revealed that the state government actually needed about 1,006 for its officials as discovered by the Committee, but that the Governor approved only 355 due to shortage of fund.

The House also passed the Bill for A Law to Consolidate All Laws Relating to The Transport Sector 2021.

The House later adjourned sitting to Monday 12th April, 2021.

LSHA: HOUSE COM’TEE ON TERTIARY MEETS INSTITUTIONS WITHIN ITS PURVIEW; ENSURES ADVOCACY OF EFFECTIVE GOVT. POLICIES FOR THE SECTOR

Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Tertiary Institutions pursuant to its recent creation by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa in ways for the House to further carry out its oversight functions extensively in the best interests of the people commenced with an inaugural meeting with the tertiary institutions leaders under its purview on Wednesday at the Assembly Complex.

The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Ajani Owolabi, opened the floor of discussion, stating that the essence of the meeting is to understand the status of ongoing projects in the institutions based on the observant view on the input of the Budget for Y2021.
“It is important that we understand each other and also for the institutions to carry the Committee along in working towards improving the institutions in Lagos State. This meeting is not to chastise or witch-hunt anyone but to really be on top of situations and issues that needs to be addressed.” He said.

Calling the institutions attention to the resolution of a recent strike action in Lagos State University, LASU by his intervention to the Special Adviser on Education; Hon. Ajani maintained that it is when the Committee and the House is availed with information that could assist in advocating for effective government policies that will enable the sector to grow for the benefit of the students in the institutions and its administration.

“I am very much available as the Chairman of this Committee, especially coming from an academic background in line of lecturing. I am in a good position to understand the plight and yearnings of the institutions on issues that may come up or arise which will enable the House to make laws and regulations that will address the issues of the institutions, moving forward.” He added.

Provost, Lagos State College of Health Technology, Mr. Moyo Kasim congratulating the Chairman on his new appointment, gave an overview of the College programs and administration. He also appreciated the government’s efforts on the success and achievements recorded between the short period the College was established.

Hon. Ajani assured that saddled with the responsibility of reporting to the House on the state of affairs in the institutions; the Committee will commence on an all-encompassing visitation as an oversight function to the State owned tertiary institutions very soon.

Institutions present at the inaugural meeting include; Lagos State University, LASU, Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH; Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery & Public Health Nursing, Igando, and Lagos State University of College of Medicine.

Other Hon. Members of the Committee who attended the meeting with Hon. Owolabi Ajani are Hon. Desmond Elliot, Hon. Olawale Olayiwola, Hon. Setonji David, Hon. Bisi Yusuff and Hon. Akinsanya Nureini.

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