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The Lagos State House of Assembly has reinstated Mr. Tajudeen Ajide, the chairman of the Surulere local government council, after much show of penitence for the misdemeanor upon which he was suspended .
Ajide and two of his colleagues, Ogidan Mukandasi Olaitan of the Lekki LCDA and Suleiman Jelili of Alimosho local government area, were suspended on May 4, 2021, over alleged disregard for local government administration laws of the state.
While lifting the suspension, the House, however, tarried on the two other chairmen over issues that are yet to be resolved.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, noted that Ajide had written to the House appealing for forgiveness.
He also said several meetings had been held by the relevant committee of the House over the allegations against the chairman.
However, for the Alimosho council chairman, the Speaker said it was learnt that he refused to hand over to the vice chairman after he was suspended.
He directed the two lawmakers from the area, Hon. Bisi Yusuff and Hon. Kehinde Joseph, to investigate and report back.
Recall that the suspension of the council chairmen followed a motion moved by Hon. Yusuff, who raised issues against Olaitan. He was supported by Hon. Fatai Mojeed.
Putting the matter to a voice vote, Speaker Obasa had warned: “Total disregard for the local government administration laws is something that should not be tolerated.
“We cannot continue like this. We can’t be breeding monsters in our local government councils.
“This will also serve as a deterrent. We have received many petitions from councillors.”