The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday called on the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to incorporate the report of the Stakeholders meeting into the 2020 budget estimate.
The House had last week held its annual stakeholders meeting across the 40 constituencies in the State.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa enjoined the Governor to include some of the request into the Y2020 Budget.
He however, observed that though the entire request made at the Town Hall Meeting by the people might not be incorporated in a year, notwithstanding, the report would sign-post significant performance when considered.
The resolution followed the individual members’ presentation of the Stakeholders’ Meeting held across the 40 constituencies in the State.
The Stakeholders’ Meeting with a theme: “Environmental Challenges: community engagement to facilitate lasting solution” highlighted environmental challenges being experienced by constituents among other issues observed during the meeting.
Speaking during the Plenary, Members took turns to highlight issues such as lack of security, infrastructural development, drainage, environmental sanitation amongst others.
The Speaker advised his colleagues to use their over-sight function to visit project sites in their constituencies and not to solely rely on the Executive to monitor and evaluate such projects for them.
Hon. Tunde Braimoh representing Kosofe II, while commending the Speaker for the lofty initiative stated that the meeting was a grand success in his constituency. He also appreciated the efforts of the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for directing his cabinets to attend the event as it shows common purpose.
Speaking, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu representing Ikeja II, reported that the Stakeholders’ Meeting had an impressive turnout in his Constituency. He further stressed that the Government should help with the rehabilitation of roads and provides employment opportunities for the people.
Hon. Mojisoluwa Alli-Macaulay representing Amuwo-Odofin I, raised the issue of sanitation in her constituency.
She pointed out that the filthy environment among the residents could breed epidemic and affect the health of the residents.
She also pointed out that there were inadequate classrooms as well as teachers in the Public Schools within her constituency, while reiterating the need for construction of pedestrian bridge from Abule-Ado to Festac.
Speaking further, she added that the security challenges and youth recognition and empowerment should be equally addressed by the government.
Hon. Akinsanya Nureni representing Mushin I, in his remarks, lamented on the inadequate number of Public Secondary Schools and General Hospital in his constituency.
He reiterated the need for the restoration of Monthly Sanitation and the re-introduction of Sanitary Inspectors.
Hon. Victor Akande representing Ojo I highlighted the issue of exploitation of Private Sector Participation, PSP billings on the people. He also cited dearth of General Hospital and maternity clinics in the constituency, advising that the monthly environmental sanitation be restored.
Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, Majority Leader of the House, representing Ikorodu I, stressed on the enforcement of Environmental Laws in the State, emphasizing on the bad roads in Ikorodu.
Hon. Ogundinmu Oluyinka representing Agege Constituency II, commended the Speaker for the Stakeholders’ initiative, said it came at early time as all the issues could be reflected in the year 2020 Budget.
Hon. Tobun Abiodun representing Epe Constituency I, in his own submission, clamoured for the prosecution of Environmental Law defaulters, and the re-introduction of re-cycling system at the Local Government level. He also mentioned the need for dumpsite to be established in the divisional level.
Among other Lawmakers that contributed were, Hon. Ogundinmu Oluyinka, Hon. Tobun Abiodun and Hon. Makinde Rasheed.
Meanwhile, Obasa directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni to forward the resolution of the House to the Governor.
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