Lagos Assembly Starts Live-streaming Of Plenary Sessions; First Legislative House In Nigeria To Do So
The Lagos State House of Assembly has commenced live-streaming of its plenary sessions.
The record breaking feat commenced on Monday, August 29, 2016 when members of the House resumed plenary after a month recess.
The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, who announced the commencement of the live streaming exercise at plenary sitting of Tuesday, August 30, 2016 stated that the commencement of the live streaming would afford Nigerians all over ‘the world to watch the sittings of the Assembly live from the comfort of their homes, offices and even while travelling.
According to Hon. Agunbiade, the need to make the legislative proceedings in the Lagos State House of Assembly conforms with acceptable modern standard all over the world was responsible for the introduction of the live streaming of its plenary sessions.
“The leadership of the House under the able leadership of Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, is committed to taking the House to greater heights through innovations and adequate infrastructure development. Our e-legislative processes have thus been completed with the commencement of the live streaming of plenary sessions of the House. Already, the Twitter handle, instagram and Facebook are fully functioning while the website is on 24/7,” Hon. Agunbiade said.
According to the Majority Leader, interested members of the public can watch the live streaming of the House plenary sessions by logging on to www.lagoshouseofassembly.gov.ng/live.
With this achievement, the Lagos State House of Assembly thus become the first ever legislative House in the country to have its plenary sessions live-streamed to the outside world. Not only that, the House is second only to South Africa parliament in Africa to have its plenary live-streamed.