Lagos State House of Assembly at the weekend threw more light on the Award Bill which recently went through second reading, with members applauding the initiative behind the presentation of the Bill.
Speaker of the House Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa in his remarks during Plenary said it is aimed at promoting excellence.
He suggested that members of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Special Duties saddled with the responsibility gathering all the inputs required to make the Bill scale through, should include in the Bill the right and privileges awardees are entitled to enjoy not necessarily monetary gains and plaques to show for it.
Hon Rotimi Olowo described the Bill as the best saying “The State should for instance reward people who are reputed for paying taxes promptly as well as people that served the State meritoriously in their areas of interest.
He explained further that rewarding such people will go a long way to encourage others.
Olowo also spoke about the need to recognize people that have contributed to development of the State Posthumously adding that it is not only the living that should be recognized but also the dead that have contributed in their various areas of endeavour.
He posited that members of Executive Council of the award should comprise of people integrity and impeccable characters that excelled in their chosen field noting that the award should not be predicated on politics.
Hon Funmilayo Tejuosho in her contribution, of Muslin Constituency stated that people should be encouraged through awards.