As part of efforts to amicably resolve the current face-off between the executive and the legislative arms of the Lagos State government which triggered impeachment threats on governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the deputy governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, yesterday met with a committee set up by the House of Assembly on the matter.
LEADERSHIP Weekend learned that the meeting was part of efforts to ensure that all actions are taken in the interest of the state.
It would be recalled that the Assembly recently gave Ambode a seven-day ultimatum to appear before it and answer to allegations of misconduct and infractions in relation to the 2018 and the 2019 budgets.
A committee headed by the majority leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, was set up by the lawmakers to meet with the executive on the friction.
The committee, it was learned, met with some commissioners on Thursday.
The source said: “Our people have also met with the deputy governor over the current friction. The meeting is just to find an amicable ground.
“We know that the executive arm actually committed the infractions, but for the interest of the state and to keep it safe ahead of the coming elections, we have to look for a soft-landing for him (Ambode),” the source said.
It was further gathered that the outcome of the meeting may be deliberated at a parliamentary session of the House when the lawmakers reconvene on Monday
The lawmakers had alleged that the governor had begun spending funds from the 2019 budget that is yet to be presented to them as demanded by the constitution just as there were infractions in the 2018 appropriation without reference to the Assembly.
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