February 19, 2018

Senate divided over Lagos special bill

Senate divided over Lagos special bill

Senators were yesterday locked in a passionate debate of a bill which sought provision of Federal Government grants for Lagos State. Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who presided, banged the gavel several times for calm.

As the disorder persisted, Ekweremadu sprang up from his seat, pleading for calm. “A Bill for an Act to make provision for Federal grants to Lagos State in recognition of its strategic socio-economic significance and other connected purposes” was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central).

Senator Tinubu meticulously laid out the framework and the spirit behind the bill.  She noted that as a city which caters for the welfare of residents and visitors, Lagos is placed under a huge strain that affects its infrastructure. Read more

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