SPECIAL STATUS: LAGOS ASSEMBLY APPEALS TO NASS
On Monday, The Lagos State House of Assembly members appealed to the Senate National Assembly to reconsider the bill for Special Status and Federal Grants to Lagos State in recognition of its socio-economic benefits.
Hon. Bisi Yusuff, the representative of Alimosho constituency I, made this call and explained that on the October 5, 2016, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu presented a self-sponsored bill for Federal Grants for Lagos State, because of its socio-economic significance, but the bill was voted out by the Senate Members.
He stated, “I commended Sen. Tinubu for her effort on the bill. I also appeal to my colleagues to support her and write to the Senate to reconsider the bill.”
Hon. Jimoh said the rejection of the bill is unpatriotic because it was a deliberate action to r it because we deserve it”.
Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho reiterated that, “it is obvious that Lagos State deserves such grants and the Special Status is for all not for few people”.
Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa while commending the effort of Sen. Oluremi Tinubu for her faithfulness to the state, said the right of Lagos State cannot be denied because without Lagos there will not be a Nation called Nigeria.
“As a parliamentarian, there is a legislative process to achieve our aims; it is not by attacking or condemning the Senate. We will write a letter to the Senate to reconsider the bill because it is for the betterment of all”.
Also at the Plenary, Members of the Assembly passed a vote of confidence on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for his ingenuity in providing a platform for the Constituency Stakeholders’ meeting which was held on Wednesday October 3 simultaneously in the 40 Constituencies of the State with this year’s theme: “Community/Neighbourhood Policing Starts With You”.