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Lagos Assembly Jerks up Standing Committee to 32



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By Lanre Adesanya

In alignment with the state’s governance template, the Lagos State House of Assembly has up its standing committees from 24 to 32 to enhance efficiency .

In a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, he stressed that in pursuant to the House Resolution dated Tuesday 16th June, 2015, a 7-man Adhoc Committee was set up with a mandate to review the business rules and standing orders with a view to treaming the bigger committees to enhance efficiency.

Agunbiade, who is also  the Chairman of the Adhoc Committee further revealed that shortly after the constitution of the committee the Governor announced by Executive order (N0.EO/AA 01 of 2015)b changes  to the composition , duties and nomenclature of some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the State.

He noted that the changes in the Ministerial responsibilities and nomenclature of the affected MDAs, informed the consequential changes in the oversight functions of corresponding House Committees.

Adding that the ratification by way of resolution will enable the House constitute the new committees.

The new committees  added to the existing committees include,  Committee on Wealth Creation  and Employment, Committee on Local Government Administration and Community Affairs, Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and Job Creation.

Others are Committee on Tourism , Arts and Culture, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC among others.

Earlier, the House in another resolution had called on the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to direct relevant agencies to urgently carry out repairs on Lekki-Epe expressway in order  to reduce man hours spent on that road.

The resolution of the House was sequel to the passage of the motion   moved by Hon. Fatai Mojeed  representing Ibeju-Lekki I.

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