The Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has stressed the need for the House to audit the 20 Local Governments LDs and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to ensure that they do their jobs. Obasa who made this known yesterday during plenary announced members of the committee that would assess the local governments.
He listed the members to include, Hon. Rotimi Olowo-as the Chairman, while Hon. Fatai Mojeed, Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi, Hon. Rasheed Makinde, and Hon. Akeem Shokunle, Hon. Mojisola Miranda, Hon. Setonji David, Hon. Dayo Saka-Fafunmi, and Hon. Victor Akande will serve as members.
The Speaker gave the committee three weeks report back to the House in three weeks. He posited that local governments were established for grassroots development, adding that this is a very good period for the assessment of the local governments as they collect their allocation regularly. “We should look at the parliament at the local government level if they are being supported by the councils and see how we can help them,” he said.
Earlier, Hon. Moshood Oshun and others moved the motion that the LGs and LCDAs be assessed one year after the election of the Chairmen and Councillors across the local governments.
Oshun stated that the local governments are regarded as the extension of the state in the area of development because they are given allocation both by the Federal Government and the state government.
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