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Lagos Assembly May Nullify Isolo LCDA 2021 Budget Passage, Upturn Councilors’ Suspension



…..No decision Taken Yet By House- Hon. David

There is strong indication that Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) 2021 budget presentation and passage may be nullified by the Lagos state House of Assembly due to the crisis rocking the council.

It was gathered that the House would also cancell the suspension of the two principal officers (Hon. Akeem Ayoola and Hon. Olanrewaju Kayode) sanctioned by the council leader, Hon. Remy Shittu Remy for absenting themselves from plenary on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

It is right to point that the investigation team comprising the members of the House Committees on Local Government and Community Development, and Public Accounts met with the councillors in the state House of Assembly Complex on Wednesday over the crisis.

While reacting to whether the House has taken final decision on the issues, the Chairman, House Committee On Information and Strategy, Hon. Sentoji David, told WESTERNPOST that the House awaits the report of the investigation team before taking final decision on the matter, saying that the report would be presented before the House during plenary on Thursday (Tommorrow).

“The joint committees saddled with the responsibility of investigating the issues is expected to present their report during plenary session tommorrow (Thursday). It is the House that will take final decision on whether the budget presentation and passage will be nullified or not. No decision taken yet by the House”, said David.

Recalled that in the petition read by the Acting Clerk of the House, Barr. Olalekan Onafeko on Monday during plenary session, the Leader of the Council, Councilor Remy Shittu, was accused of unduly suspended four councillors and passing of the 2021 Appropriation Bill within 24hrs.

Shittu was also accused of reckless use of power over the councillors as he sustained a motion to suspend two councillors for a day absenteeism.

Also, in the petition, the Executive Chairman of the Council, Mr Shamsideen Olaleye, was alleged to have presented 2021 Appropriation Bill before three councillors out of seven councillors and had it passed within 24hrs.

The petitioners, however, appealed to the House of Assembly to re-evaluate the suspension of the four councillors, passage of the budget and the issue of absenteeism.


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