Lagos Assembly backs southern governors’ resolutions
Sanwo-Olu’s wife pleads for understanding over ban of commercial motorcycles
The Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, backed the resolutions of the 17 southern governors, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the governors’ demands to stop the persistent state of insecurity challenging the country.
The Assembly also applauded the southern governors for speaking with one voice, saying: “President Buhari should, as a matter of urgency, address the nation on the issues raised in the resolutions.
The lawmakers, however, charged the 36 state governors to begin restructuring in their states, adding that most of the governors were yet to grant autonomy to the legislative and judicial arms of government.
They further said that the National Assembly should start a review of the unity of the country along the principle of federalism and reiterated call for a state police, saying the current policing structure had been overwhelmed.
MEANWHILE, the Assembly has lifted the suspension of Chairman, Surulere Local Council, Mr. Tajudeen Ajide.
The Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, disclosed this during the last plenary, saying Ajide had apologised.
IN another development, wife of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dr. Ibijoke, has urged residents of the state, especially those in the markets, to be more security conscious and promptly report any suspicious movement around them to relevant security agencies.
She also appealed for understanding and co-operation of the people on the decision of the state government to restrict operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, in certain areas, saying it is important to enforce some relevant laws to sanitise the environment.
The governor’s wife, who spoke at a one-day seminar on sanitation and security for market leaders, organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, held at the Secretariat of Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Owutu, said the recent security situation in the country had made it imperative for everyone to be security conscious and alert relevant authorities in the event of strange development and movement across the state.
“On security, we should all know that security is everybody’s business. Everyone is a security officer and that includes you and I. Let us be security conscious and when we see something, we must say something. We are in the era of #Sorosoke (speaking up) and we all have to alert the relevant authorities when we notice something strange in our respective areas.
In his presentation, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said as part of efforts to ensure security, market leaders should henceforth prevent people from sleeping in the market, while all loaders and shop assistants must be properly profiled.
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