The pendulum of Ikorodu Constituency II state assembly seat finally swings to Ijede for common good, after due consultations.
The Royal Fathers and the three Executive Chairmen of Constituency II unanimously Bldr. Olusesan M. Daini, Executive Chairman Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA. Hon. Prince Wasiu Agoro, Executive Chairman Imota LCDA and Hon.Gbadebo Motunrayo Alogba, Executive Chairman, Ijede LCDA agreed the on decades-old rotational arrangement for Ikorodu Constituency II seat.
HRM the Ranodu of Imota, Oba Ajibade Agoro speaking on behalf of the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Olubeshe of Ibeshe, HRM Oba Richard Ogunsaya, the Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, HRM Oba AbdulAkeem Oyebo Obateru and the Regent/Olisa of Ijede, High Chief Musediq Alliu communicated unanimous decisions of royal bodies to the three Local Council Chairmen.
Lagos State House of Assembly has moved to harmonise Transportation law by removing all grey areas in the principal law so as to suit the daily needs of the residents of the state.
This was made known by the Acting Chairman, House Committee On Transportation, Hon. Temitope Adewale, on Saturday at the ongoing 3-Day Retreat on ‘ Lagos State Transport Sector Reform ( Amendment ) Bill 2018, in Lagos.
Adewale explained that the need to amend the transport law of the state becomes necessary due to the growing population in the state adding that the harmonised law would ensure effective practices among agencies in Lagos.
He added ” The bill has passed first, and second reading and we have held public hearing on it but we saw the need for us to come together to iron out the little issues that arose from the public hearing and issues that came from the MDAs”.
Adewale stated that there was need to improve and amend the existing traffic laws to further ease the use of the roads and water ways, adding ” that the amendment captures articulated vehicles, use and covering of number plate, use of tinted window, rider’s card permit and other transport facilities.
The lawmaker stressed ” We are working on having signage, road markings to further improve driving abilities. We are also working on the conflicting responsibilities of the LAMATA and the LBSL where one acts as regulator and the other is a service provider. The same thing with the LASWA and the LAGFERRY.
” The harmonised law will ease effective transport system within the state, for instance the use of the water ways, lorries, containers and other road users within the state”.
Speaking on the forfeiting of vehicles arrested for One Way offence, the Acting Chairman said ” The law is clear, once you drive One Way and you are caught it is total forfeiture of the vehicle. The law has taken care of that and other concerns”.
However, the Commissioner For Transportation, Dr Fredrick Oladehinde, said that it had been noticed that there were certain sections of the extant law that were ambiguous and needed to be clarified for the understanding of the common man.
Oladehinde said the harmonisation of the law would help to fully implement the transport law, adding that it would also help the citizens to know and understand what actions are transport offences.
He added that with the harmonised law, LBSL would operate effectively and that it operates differently from the previous LAGBUS.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state Metropolitan Area Trasport Authority (LAMATA) seek amendment to section 140 of the principal law so as to have more additional power as a regulator over LBSL.
The agency also wants section 141 and 142 of the principal law to be removed and be added to section 104 so as to increase its power.
Section 104 of the principal law states that the authority shall prepare plans for the management and development of public transportation system in metropolitan Lagos; and as well be responsible for granting franchises to individuals or corporate bodies for the operation of bus services as it may deem appropriate.
It states further that LAMATA has power to alter, vary, refuse, suspend or revoke a licence issued to an individual or corporate body as it may deem expedient upon conditions specified ensure the compliance of Bus Operating Company with operational guidelines as prescribed by the Ministry.
It is also responsible for granting concessions of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit, in accordance with the Public Private Partnership Law of Lagos State; advice on enforcement required to ensure a successful implementation of the Bus Reform Programme; prepare plans, implement and operate the Lagos Rail Mass Transit in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation; engage and train bus operators in line with the standards and procedures prescribed by the Ministry; determine bus fares; levy user charges in connection with the provision of its services and in collaboration with the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency to collect such charges or any other tariffs or fees, as may be authorised by the Governor.
Some of the attendees include; Officials of the Ministry of Justice, LAMATA, LAGFERRY, Special Adviser On Transportation To Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Mr Oluwatoyin Fayinka, and the secretariat of the House Of Assembly Transport Committee.
The Governor, The Speaker, and Members of the 9th Assembly
It is imperative I clarify that the program I attended in Turkey was entirely different from the program for which the plenary deliberated upon today; Monday 12th October, 2020. The program I attended in Turkey was the Study Tour of Ministry of Transportation which held between 7th and 11th of August Month 2017I was NOT on the program for “the understudy of Turkish Parliamentarian System of Government and Presidential System of Government which was referred to at the plenary.
Therefore, the erroneous impressions by some Honorable Members that publication by Sahara Reporter was sent by my humble self and that I edited my name out of the document was malicious and calculated attempt to implicate to achieve predetermined objective.
It should therefore not be curious that I was removed from the WhatsApp platform of the 9th Assembly for no just cause in the earlier hours for this morning, base on assumptions.It then suggests there was deliberate plan to excommunicate me and prevent me from making clarifications on this unfounded allegation for which a disciplinary action was muted against me.
35 Members of Lagos House of Assembly present at the Plenary of Monday, October 12, 2020, have passed a vote of confidence on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa for his exemplary leadership.
Members also debunked rumour making the round in social media that 26 of them have signed impeachment notice on the speaker.
The motion for the vote of confidence was moved by Hon Rotimi Olowo (Somolu 1) and was seconded by Hon Kehinde Joseph( Alimosho 2), after which all the members in the hallowed Chamber raised their hands in support of the motion.
Before pledging their unflinching loyalty, all members took turns to pay glowing tributes to the speaker for being proactive in state matters and for his exemplary leadership particularly in legislative matters both in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
The Speaker in his response thanked members for their unalloyed support and confidence reposed in him. He said he was initially against the idea of passing a vote of confidence on him when it was first mooted but had to succumb when many members supported the idea. According to him, “I don’t think it necessary because I do not entertain any fear. I strongly believe that my becoming speaker was by divine intervention. It was not something planned. It happened through the will of Allah. Being here today as speaker is still by the grace of Almighty Allah. So, if one believes this, he would have peace of mind.
The speaker said the House is one and continue to remain one.
“This House will never be divided. If there is anybody that is not pleased let him adjust himself. Let us see this House as our responsibility.
“I have been here for a while, Speaker had been removed, deputy speaker had been removed. So, if anybody is removed, he should take it as part of the process of the House. Nobody, including me, can say that without him the House cannot progress. We should desist from that.” He said everything that had been going on since March about the assembly was political.
” The interest is to get the Speaker out of way. Not because of Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa. There have been allegations upon allegations and we challenged them to bring evidence of awarding contracts to family members, nobody has been able to bring any. We have challenged them to bring approvals that we have not implemented, nothing.
” They have taken me to EFCC. I have been invited and I have honored their invitation. The invitation continues. So, it is nothing but desperation to get the speaker out of the way. I just hope EFCC would not allow itself to be dragged into political matters. ” Let us continue to work together in the interest of our people. Those who are chasing shadows will get tired.
“Muyiwa Jimoh was calling America asking for Obasa house number in so so place. We have the evidence. We have the recording and this is a colleague. We just ignored so many things. But when it gets to a stage we cannot bear it anymore we will show those who are not ready to abide by the rules of the House the way out. So that they will not disturb the peace of this House.
” We thank God for all the members in the House today and we heard what they all said. It shows that the House is one and peaceful. We will continue to be so and not allow anybody to distract us from doing what we are here for.
“Once again, I pray that Almighty Allah will continue to support each one of you as you have always supported me in this assignment. Thank you.
The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Housing has embarked on a fact finding mission in a bid to resolve the prolonged crisis of mismanagement of the 1004 estate in Victoria Island Lagos.
The Committee led by the Chairman, Hon Bisi Yusuf, paid a visit to the estate following a petition sent to the House on the incompetence and gross mismanagement of the estate by some self appointed members of the 1004 Estate Owners and Residents Association.
Hon Bisi Yusuf took a tour of the estate, inspecting the facilities and also interacting with some residents who lamented on the high service charges they pay without commensurate value for their money.
On the Committee’s request, record of diesel consumption revealed gross impropriety as the quantities of diesel which was reported to have gulped millions of naira over the years could not be ascertained.
Hon. Bisi Yusuf while addressing press men at the estate said the Committee has gone round and made observations, “we have gone round and seen state of things, we will report back to the House”. He also said “We represent 40 members of the house therefore we would take our report to the House where it would be debated on before a resolution will be made” He further urged the people to remain calm, assuring them that 1004 is a multi billion investment which needs to managed well, owning to the fact that it adds value to the state and Nigeria as a whole “we will not sit down and let such investment rot away hence our intervention” he said.
Earlier the Committee had met with the Petitioners at the Assembly Complex before the visitation.
On the inspection tour with the Committee was also the special adviser to the Governor on Housing Mrs Toke Benson Awoyinka and also Hon kehinde Joseph representing Alimosho II.