Lagos Assembly Summons Three Commissioners Over Mounting Refuse

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday summoned three Commissioners, their respective Permanent Secretaries and the Accountant-General of the to brief the House on all issues surrounding the handing over of the State environmental matters to Visionscape that has led to mounting refuse in the state.
The summoned Commissioners are the state’s Chief Justice and Attorney-General, Adeniji Kazeem, Finance, Akinyemi Ashade, the Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti and the Accountant-General, Abimbola Umar.
The House also directed the Commissioner for Finance and Accountant-General of the State to henceforth stop further payment to Visionscape pending the outcome of its investigation.
In addition, the House has constituted an eight-man Ad-Hoc Committee to which the Commissioners and Accountant-General are to report.
The Committee which is headed by Hon. Bayo Oshinowo has other members as Hon. Oluyinka Ogundimu, Hon. Funmilayo Tejuoso, Hon. Abiodun Tobun, Hon. Saka Fafunmi, Hon. Moshood Oshun, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu and Hon. Rasheed Makinde.
The followed a motion moved Under Matters of Urgent Public Importance, by Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi, who disclosed that refuse has taken over Lagos, noting that there is a need to avert serious epidemic in the state.
“It is known by everybody that refuse is now taking over the streets of Lagos. I observed that there is need to address the menace. It is an eyesore that brings shame to the State,” Ogunyemi noted.
The lawmaker recalled that the State witnessed serious flooding in previous years due to drainage blockage, saying that the current refuse in the sate posed more danger.
He argued further that the Company in charge in the collection and disposal of the waste, Visionscape has failed to meet up with the vision provided in the new law passed to tackle issues around refuse in the state.
The Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa who presided over the plenary said, “the Consolidated law on the Environment which the House passed was in order, but it needs to be pointed out that a provision of the concession included in the law was not complied with. The government ought to revert to the House before bringing in Visionscape.
Obasa reiterated that the law was made in the interest of Lagos residents; “it is to benefit the people. We don’t know Visionscape, so we can only invite those that we know- those that the law recognises.
In his comment, Hon Bisi Yusuff said that “My colleagues, we need to unravel those behind Visionscape. The issue of inappropriate management of waste will have adverse effects on our health especially as it relates to Lassa fever. Waste will result in more rats.
Another lawmaker, Hon. Raheem Adams opined that the House should critically examine the issue to determine if there is need to give back the management of the waste to PSP operators.
Abiodun Tobun stated, “the handing over of waste management in the State is retrogressive. We must be at alert and do what is expected of us as representatives of the people.”
While also condemning the reoccurrence of refuse on highways, the Majority Leader, Hon Sanai Agunbiade who suggested setting up of an Ad-Hoc committee, pointed out that there was need to look at the activities of saboteurs.
The Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh revealed that there were comments on social media condemning the amount of money Visionscape was being paid by the state government, adding that such money was not appropriated in the budget.
While reiterating on the funding of Visionscape, the Acting Chairman of the House Committee on Budget and Appropriation, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu wondered why the State Government was funding Visionscape despite the resolution of the House in the 2018 budget that the fund should be domiciled in consolidated revenue in the ministry of budget.


LASU VC, Olanrewaju Fagbohun Calls For Proper Funding of Education

The Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has called for improved funding for the education sector and e- infrastructure if the country must meet up with the global standard.
Fagbohun made the call while delivering the main Lecture for the celebration of the 55th Birthday of the Chairman, Lagos Stats House of Assembly Committee on Education, Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi in Lagos.
The scholar said that improved funding that would lead to e-infrastructure as well as better training and renumeration for teachers remained imperative to move the nation forward.
Speaking on the the theme “Attaining Global Education Quality Standards: Prospects and Challenges of Achieving United Nations Funding Target in Nigeria”, Fagbohun said that nations of the world had left Nigeria behind.
“When we look at education in Nigeria, we are seriously challenged.
“We don’t see faculty members coming from Ghana, Kenya and other countries into Nigeria. But we see Nigerian faculty members going into other countries.
“We don’t see students from these other countries coming to Nigeria. But we see Nigerian students going into these other countries.
“In Ghana alone we have 13,000 Nigerian students, over 4000 in Malaysia; it means there is something we are not doing right that we need to correct.
“There is a need to fund education in a much deeper way. One of the things I did in the course of my survey was to look at 800 universities globally ranked.
“What is it that they have that we don’t have and I found out that e-infrastructure was common to all of them. It is important to take ICT very seriously.
“We need to expose our children to ICT to give them access to variety of information.
“Inclusive and quality education is a fundamental human rights, it is not a privilege. It is a right in the Sustainable Development Goals,” he said.
According to him, the 21st century knowledge is all about teaching less and learning and that is why e-infrastructure is expected in our universities.
Fagbohun decried the inability of Nigerian Universities to be among the leading 1000 Universities in the world.
He said that the nation’s Universities failed abysmally to attract foreign faculty members and international students due to fallen standard.
Explaining the global standard of education, the Vice-Chancellor reiterated the importance of quality education and important perspectives in quality education worldwide.
The contemporary issues on quality of education, he said, included the expansion of education system, stagnation/declining enrollment, education wastages, quality of educational services, amongst others.
He advocated quality facilities, quality content, quality learners and learning environment and quality education.
The vice chancellor commended the state government for its commitment to education which had led to huge investment in Education Infrastructure.
Fagbohun, who stressed that the state needed continuous realignment of its strategy, called on the government to embark on aggressive e-infrastructure for all its tertiary institutions for them to compete globally.
He urged the wealthy individuals to support education as endowment funds to raise the nation’s education standards.
He revealed that over 40 000 students applied for admission to LASU but that the institution had the space for only 3,500, stressing that inadequate facility prevents institutions from admitting many qualified students.
In his comments, the celebrant, Hon. Ogunyemi, representing Ojo Constituency II in the Assembly, said that the country could not continue to do the same thing the same way and expect different results.
“The world is moving and education is dynamic. World over now, there is so much emphasis on less of theoretical learning and more of self learning.
“There is a paradigm shift now from less of teachers teaching and more of the learner learning and discovering by themselves and e-learning is the key now globally. Our children must be internet savvy.
E-learning is the way and we should deemphasize chalk board teaching and we are trying to introduce Ibile Tablet in Lagos.
“Our government must be ready to invest on this is the gap between us and the developed world. We are not there.
“We need to do more to move our education from pedestrian level to the height of e-learning and the government must do a lot of investment in that direction,” he said.
The programme was witnessed by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, as Chairman, while the Governor of the State of Osun, Raufu Aregbesola was the Keynote Speaker.


Lagos Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa Advocates Better Treatment of Teachers

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has said that if Nigeria’s education would be standardised, training and remunerations of teachers must be prioritised.

Obasa was speaking as the Chairman of the 55th Birthday Lecture and Award Giving Ceremony of the Chairman, House Ad hoc Committee on Education, Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi.

The lecture, which attracted all and sundry, was entitled; “Attaining Global Education Quality Standard; Prospects and Challenges of Achieving United Nations Funding Target In Nigeria.”

Obasa said: “Education need teachers and the teachers have to be treated as special people to get result.

“The training and pay must be satisfactory. This was what we realised when went to Finland to see how we could borrow a leave from them as they have the best education system in the world.

“I am sure we will take it up and see what to do to better the lot of teachers in the state. in Finland, teachers are the number one.”

The speaker stressed that education funding should not be limited to the government alone, and that empowerment of teachers remained the way to go in improving the quality of education in the country.

He said that education should be the business of the local government and the state government.

“It is when we empower the local government that is the closest to the people that we can get the participation of the people and move forward,” Obasa said.

The Speaker equally said that for the development of the nation’s education, Nigerian school children must learn to speak their mother tongues.

According to him, there is need to look inward and ensure that teaching and learning are carried out in the children’s mother tongue in the early part of their education.

“If we lose our language we have lost our culture. We should allow our children to learn in their mother tongues until certain years, when they will start learning foreign languages,” he said.

He emphasised that in Finland, which has the best educational system in the world, children begin to learn foreign language from age nine to 13 saying teaching and learning in the early years is in Mother Tongue.

Appraising the celebrant, Obasa stated that he was an asset to the Assembly, adding that he is a trustworthy lawmaker that has done his best to promote the education sector.

He added: “The celebrant means a lot to the House for his loyalty, support and dedication to the education sector and legislative business.

“Hon. Ogunyemi is special to us and he has done so well; he is one of the reasons the Lagos Assembly is above the common standard of excellence.

“Ogunyemi is very loyal and respectful. He is loyal to me as a speaker, he is supportive and dedicated to the party as well as to the legislative business.

“He has been saddled with so many responsibilities and he has never failed. He is one legislator you would give assignment and you can go to sleep”.

In his Keynote, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State said that funding remained the hydra headed monster hampering the development of education in Nigeria.

The governor, who was represented by Dr Adeleke Ipaye, the said in his lecture on the same topic that the celebrant had been able to contribute to the development of education in the state.

“Olanrewaju Ogunyemi has done a lot as the Chairman of the House Committee on Education to find solution to a major problem in the sector, which is funding.

“We must device a means through advocacy to ensure that countries that benefitted from brain drain contribute to the development of education in our country,” Aregbesola said.

He said that no price is too much for parents to give their children education to eliminate criminality in the country.

The governor urged parents to only have the number of children they could cater for.

In his remarks, Ogunyemi said that quality education comes at a cost and that nothing should be too much to educate Nigerian children to guarantee a better future for the nation.

“Education enhances the future of a nation. We should encourage our teachers, we should pay our teachers very well. Teachers are the kings, and quality education must go round.

40 students selected from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions benefited from Ogunyemi Scholarship Award Scheme to the tune of N2.8 million.

Miss Ariyo Toluwalase, one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship award commended Ogunyemi for investing in the future of the students.


Lagos Assembly Directs Commissioner To Recognise Ismaila Ogunkoya As Baale of Okegun-Odofin

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday ordered the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr Muslim Folami and Onibeju of Ibeju-Lekki, Rafiu Salami to reverse the installation of Mufutau Olamiji as Bale of Okeegun Ladeseso, saying failure to comply would attract disciplinary action.

The House took the resolution after adopting the report of the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC on a petition titled, “Complaints Against the Representation of One Mufutau Olamiji as the Baale of Okeegun of Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.”

The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Funmilayo Tejuoso had read a report over the chieftaincy tussel in Ibeju-Lekki between Ismaila Ogunkoya of Okeegun Odofin and Olajimi of Okeegun Ladeseso.

In the report, it was noted that only Okeegun Odofin, Okeegun School were genuine but the one allegedly created by Onibeju known as Okeegun Ladeseso to which Olamiji laid claim to was unknown in the original layout of Ibeju-Lekki.

Tejuoso had explained that Oba Salami fraudulently installed Olamiji who was his Personal Assistant as Bale of Aladeseso to override that of Ogunkoya who was seen as not being submissive to Onibeju.

The Chairman also disclosed that the Commissioner connived with Onibeju to install Olajimi to bypass Committee for Chieftaincy Affairs, adding that Folami also proceeded to the tribunal while the House committee was conducting its findings despite given the order to take rescind.

In his comments, the Speaker, Hon.Mudashiru Obasa who presided over the sitting stated that the Commissioner and Onibeju should adhere with the resolution, saying failure would attract appropriate sanctions.

“We will give them (Commissioner and Onibeju) the opportunity to rescind. We will use this as a test case and I am sure they will comply. They should ensure sanity in Okeegun.”

Obasa added, “there is need to review the law on chieftaincy titles, the remuneration and to regulate the way and manner Obas and Bales emerge in every nook and cranny of Lagos State.”

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Lagos Assembly Demands Apology From Police Over Arrest of Cleric, 400 Mushin Residents -Sets To Review Land Use Charge

The Lagos State House of Assembly has demanded an unreserved apology from the Nigerian Police over the arrest and detention of an Islamic Cleric and 400 residents of Mushin Constituencies 1 and 2.

Hon. Sabur Olawale Olayiwola, representing Mushin Constituency 1 had informed the House of the incident under Matter of Urgent Public Importance.

This was seconded by Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho from Mushin Constituency 1.

According to Olayiwola, the police carried out a raid in the two constituencies on February 28th, 2018 after the alleged killing of a police officer in Akala area of Mushin, which is in Constituency 1.

Olayiwola informed the House that an Imam was arrested on his way from the mosque, while over 400 residents of the area were also arrested.

He added that they were subsequently taken to a mobile court and were about to be taken to Badagry Prison, when he intervened and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of the state, in conjunction with the state Attorney General, got them released on bail.

The lawmaker said that it was worrisome that this happened, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgar Imohinmi and his men should be called to order and that they should tender their unreserved apology to the concerned residents.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who commiserated with the police on the death of one of their officers, commended Hon. Olayiwola and Hon. Funmi Tejuosho for their efforts on the matter.

“There is need for the police to be civil in their manner. They cannot continue to arrest and detain people anyhow.

“We commend the gallant men of the police and those, who lost their lives in the cause of protecting the people, but some of their actions are not good enough.

“It is not right to arrest people, display Indian hemps before them and detain them without proper investigation,” he said.

The Speaker then told the Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni to write a letter to the police to sympathise with them on the death of their officer and demand an apology in a national newspaper on the issue from them and caution them against indiscriminate arrest and detention of residents of the state.

Hon. Tejuosho, in her contributions, stated that it was painful that the police could treat a cleric and several constituents in such a manner.

She said that the people should have been interrogated, while the innocent ones should have been released and the suspects prosecuted.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade stressed that there is procedure for arrest and detention of suspects.

He said that the display of Indian hemps with the suspects could not be substantiated, and that suspects should not be presumed guilty before trial.

Contributing, Hon. Sola Giwa (Lagos Island Constituency 2), noted that the issue brought to mind the need for state police, adding that most of the police officers are not familiar with the terrain of where they are serving.

These were corroborated by Hon. Yinka Ogundimu (Agege 1), Hon. Setonji David (Badagry 2) and Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh (Apapa 2).

Meanwhile, the House has constituted a 6-man committee to review the contentious Land Use Charge in the state.

The Committee is to be shared by Hon. Sikiru Oshinowo (Kosofe 1), while members are Hon. Yinka Ogundimu, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, Hon. Tunde Braimoh (Kosofe 2), Hon. Jude Idimogu and Hon. Akeem Shokunle (Oshodi/Isolo 1).

They were directed to organise a stakeholders meeting on the law between Thursday and Monday and report back to the House in two weeks.

According to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa the House needed to revisit the law based on the accompanying public outcry on it.

“We need to look at the law again. We need an adhoc committee to look at the law to amend it based on the opinion of the people.

“People should however, know that there is opportunity for them to contribute to lawmaking process during stakeholders meetings.

“If they had come forward before the Land Use Charge was passed into law they would have offered their suggestions rather than complaining later,” he said.


Funfare As Agege Community Adopts Ambode, Obasa, Ogundimu For Another Term

The Agege community on Thursday, 15 March, 2018, rose in unison to endorse Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and Hon Oluyinka Ogundimu for another term in office.

The community at a rally in Agege agreed that Ambode should be re-elected to continue in office as Governor of Lagos State; Rt. Hon. Obasa should be supported to return as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly; and Honourable Ogundimu should be re-elected as member representing Agege Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly.

The Vice Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC, for Lagos West Senatorial District, Chief Funsho Ologunde; APC chieftain and member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee (GAC), Professor Tunde Samuel; Iyaloja General for Lagos State, Chief (Mrs.) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo who spoke at the event confirmed that in view of the huge achievements of the Ambode administration particularly in Agege, it becomes imperative for Agege people to endorse not only Ambode but also Rt. Hon. Obasa and Ogundimu both of who have been playing supporive roles to Ambode as Speaker and legislator respectively.

“Ambode has turned Lagos to a construction site and Agege community has been one of the major beneficiaries of the current administration in the state. Both Obasa and Ogundimu have been playing the needed supportive roles for the Governor. Therefore, for this good work to continue, I urge you all to support our Governor, Speaker and Ogundimu for another term in office,” Chief Ologunde said.

This was re-echoed by Chief (Mrs) Tinubu-Ojo who was represented by Alhaja Toyin Kudus.

The communique confirming the endorsement for the trio signed by prominent people in Agege was later read by former Chairman of the local government who was also a former member of the state House of Assembly, Hon Rotimi Adeshina.


Sports Is Tool For Youth Development -Kasumu

Sports has been identified as a tool for youth development and for the promotion of global peace, and it is a way of keeping the youths busy as well as discovering new talents.
Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu aka ARK, representing Ikeja Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, stated this in his speech at the opening ceremony of the maiden edition of ARK Football Competition at RVTC Mini Stadium, Ojodu Berger on Wednesday, and added that the competition would extend to generations unborn.
Kasunmu revealed that he wanted to consolidate on the efforts of the government of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of the state on youths and sports development, adding that the competition is targeted at discovering and empowering sports talents in the state.
He emphasized that he was passionate about issues affecting the youths and that he would continue to do his best to champion their cause.
“I am a youth, so I should be promoting youth football and sports, where the yearnings of the youths could be met. It is a way of bringing the youth together.
“The 32 teams that would participate in the competition were carefully selected and scrutinized by an experienced football personality, Dosu Joseph (MON).
“About 60 teams competed and and they came up with 32 teams for the main competition through the scrutiny.
“We will continue to collaborate with the government to promote programmes to benefit the youth,” he said.
The lawmaker, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports and Social Development, noted that the competition is part of the sustainable development that would be achieved in the nearest future.
He stressed that he is an intermediary that would serve as the pivotal tool to make sure that there is a cordial relationship between the youth and the government.
Also speaking, son of a late member of the Federal House of Representatives under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Adewale Elijah, Mr. Adewale Adedeji commended Hon. Adedamola, who he described as his good friend, for coming up with such a competition.
Adedeji added that he was not surprised with what ARK was doing, and that he has been able to empower the youth through the competition.
‘It is a good one and I hope that something like this would continue for a long time to come.
“We are very sure that this would keep the youth busy and I want to say that the state government should continue to bring the youth together and keep them engaged, he said.
The competition was declared open with a football match between Bola Ahmed Tinubu Football Academy and Future Stars Football Academy.
Present at the event were sports personalities such as former Super Eagles goal keeper, Peter Rufai aka Dodo Mayana, Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rauf Ladipo, politicians, youths, residents of the area and numerous others.


Lagos Assembly Approves Ambode’s Nominees, Passes Three Bills Into Laws

Lagos State House of Assembly at plenary on Thursday screened and confirmed six nominees of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for various executive positions.
The nominees are the new commissioners designate; while one is for Special Adviser, the sixth nominee is to serve as a member of the Lagos State Sport Commission Governing Board.
The nominees are Mr. Hakeem Popoola Fahm as commissioner, ministry of science and technology, Mr.Oladipupo Lawanson, commissioner of transportation, Mr. Segun Banjo, commissioner, ministry of economic planning and budget and Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, commissioner, ministry of commerce, industry and cooperatives.
Suleiman Hakeem is to serve as Special Adviser on communities and communications,while the erstwhile state table tennis star, Mrs. Toyin Okenla Ojeaga is to serve as member of the Lagos State Sports Commission Governing Board.
The screening was more of a formality as Obasa said before the screening that the nominees should just show their faces and introduce themselves.
Consequently, apart from Okenla-Ojeaga who was asked a few questions others were not asked any question. They just introduced themselves, the schools they attended, their marital status and their working experience and left.
After the screening, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa told the nominees that the House would get back to them.
Also the house took the third readings of the following bills and consequently passed into law: the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, Lagos State Teaching Service Commission Law and Lagos State House of Assembly Commission Law.
The amended LAHASCOM law addresses the increase in the number of Deputy Clerk to four, Deputy Clerk Legislative, Deputy Clerk Legislative drafting, Deputy Clerk Publication and Public Affairs, Deputy Clerk, Human Resources and Accounts.
The House thereafter adjourned sitting to March 19, 2018.


Lagos Assembly Passes Budget of N1.046 Trillion Into Law

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the state’s 2018 Appropriation bill of N1, 046 trillion into law.

This followed the adoption of the report and recommendations of the House Adhoc Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, headed by Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu as the resolution of the House.

The House approved the sum of N347, 038, 938, 872 billion as total recurrent expenditure from the Consolidated Revenue Fund and N699, 082, 242, 808 billion as the total capital expenditure from the Development Revenue Fund for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018.

While presenting the committee report, Yishawu said that effort should be made to reduce total overhead cost of the state.

The lawmakers, who commended the ad hoc committee for a job well done, however called for quick modification of the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) policy of the state government.

The Acting Chairman, House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Setonji David said: “There are so many arrangement going on in PPP that the House does not know about.”

The Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Muyiwa Jimoh said that PPP should be on its own and should not operate under any ministry.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa also commended Hon Yishawu and members of the committee for its thorough scrutiny of the budget within a short time frame.

The House passed the appropriation bill after the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa conducted a voice vote on each of the sectorial allocations for Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Obasa directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni to send a clean copy of the bill to Gov. Akinwnmi Ambode for his assent.

It will be recalled that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Dec. 11, 2017 presented the proposed “Budget of Progress and Development’’ to the Assembly.


Governor Ambode’s Nominees Invited For Clearance

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday invited Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s four commissioner nominees and one Special Adviser for clearance on Thursday.

The invitation followed the House adoption of the report of the 16-man ad hoc committee for the screening of Gov. Ambode’s nominees to the Lagos State Executive Council.

Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, the Chairman of the Screening Committee and Deputy Speaker of the House, had earlier submitted and presented the committee’s reports.

According to Eshinlokun-Sanni, the commissioner and special adviser designates have been screened and passed for the House confirmation.

He said that Mr. Akeem Fahm, was screened as the Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Science and Technology.

According to him, Mr. Ladi Lawanson-Akinwale, the Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Transportation was also screened and passed by the committee.

Also, the committee screened Mr Segun Banjo as the Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Economic Panning and Budget.

Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Coopratives was also passed by the house.

Mr. Hakeem Sulaiman, Special Adviser, Community and Communication was likewise screened.

Eshinokun Sanni said the nominees were screened by the committee and they promised to move the state forward.

In the debate, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, the Acting Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security commended the committee for its retrospection during the screening of the nominees.

Braimoh said: “There is a need to, as soon as possible, fill the vacancies in the state Executive Council for optimal performance and for the benefit of Lagos.

” I move that the resolution of the 16-man ad hoc committee for the screening of the nominees be adopted as the resolution of the House.

“I want to implore the House to adopt the recommendations of the committee as our resolution.”

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, after passing the resolution, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni to invite the nominees for clearance.