Pursuit of a special status for Lagos will be one of the legislative agenda of the 8th Lagos Assembly. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Speaker, Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.
He noted that the Assembly will work hand-in-hand with fellow lawmakers at the National Assembly to ensure the actualization of the quest which is long overdue.
He said this was imperative given that aside being an ex-federal capital, Lagos remains Nigeria’s commercial nerve center and the economic engine room of the country. This explains why it is the destination of so many Nigerians seeking better life.
Said the Speaker at Tuesday’s plenary: “It is therefore important that the federal government takes a special interest in the state by according it a special status and making necessary provisions to cushion the pressure on infrastructure in the state.
The Speaker’s presentation was sequel to that of the Majority Leader, Sanai Agunbiade who presented a report on the June 12 Anniversary lecture that held in Lagos in commemoration of the late Chief M.K.O Abiola, whose acclaimed freest-and-fairest election was annulled by General Ibrahim Babangida.
Agunbiade argued that with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in government at the federal and Lagos, the state should seize the opportunity to ensure that it is granted the special status as one of the recommendations of the annual ceremony; adding that every guest at the event agreed that there was no other better time to push for special status since the state will enjoy a listening ear with the APC in control at the center.