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Assembly summons Sanwo-Olu, others over spread of COVID-19

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has mandated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Tunji Abayomi, to appear and brief it on what the government is doing to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The lawmakers, who were worried, especially over the news that Sanwo-Olu tested positive for coronavirus, also directed the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, to intensify campaign against the spread of the disease.

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, yesterday, said it was important for Abayomi to brief the House on efforts being made by the government to prevent the spread of the disease in the state.

Meanwhile, a bill for a law to provide for the registration of co-operative societies in Lagos State and for connected matters was read for the second time.

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Chairman of the House Committee on Commerce and Industry, Ganiu Okanlawon (Kosofe 1), analysed the bill while some members debated it while sitting.

The bill was then committed to the House Committee on Commerce and Industry to report back to the House in two weeks.

There was also the presentation of a report on Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020 by the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC, Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo1).

The Bill is entitled: ‘A Bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism in Lagos State and for other connected purposes.’

The committee was then asked to go and make some amendments on the Bill based on the observations and comments of members on the report before the bill would be read for the third time.

The Speaker then urged the standing committees of the House to conclude work on the Bills before them, while the joint Committees on Budget and Economic Planning and Finance were asked to complete work on the 2021 Budget Proposal of the state.

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