Lagos state- The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has urged the Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to work more on policies to bring more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Obasa gave the advice when the governor visited the Assembly on Wednesday, November 24, to present the 2022 Budget Of Consolidation put at ₦1,388,285,459,990.51.
Speaking after the presentation by the Governor, Obasa who passed a vote of confidence on Mr. Sanwo-Olu for the achievements of the current administration, said the dividends still need to get to the grassroots.
The Speaker also called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the economy of Nigeria to reduce unemployment, insecurity and poverty.
He praised the House of Assembly for its pro-people orientation and for constantly supporting the Governor to meet the yearnings of the people of the State.
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He said the support the Governor enjoys from the Assembly had reflected in the successes so far achieved by the government.
While commending the seven-man judicial panel of inquiry into cases of brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state, the speaker urged Lagosians to remain patient and not stoke controversies while a white paper on the report is being executed.
Lagos lawmakers want Buhari, others to defend democracy
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Lagos State House of Assembly has reacted angrily to the crisis in the Plateau and Imo Houses of Assembly calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise up in defense of the country's democracy.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, November 8, the lawmakers, who spoke during plenary, condemned the alleged interference of the executive arm of the Plateau state government in the legislature.
They also called on the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and others to ensure that the crises are resolved and all those who took part in the impeachment of the Plateau Speaker brought to book.
Senate President gives appropriation committee ultimatum on budget defence
In another report, the Senate committee on appropriation has been given a deadline to conclude all processes of budget defence by Wednesday, November 24.
The deadline was handed to the committee by the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, November 23.
A statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, the special assistant to the Senate president on media and received by Legit.ng said Lawan reeled out how important it is for the subcommittees of the Senate to round up with the budget defence.