Senate rejects special status for Lagos

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The senate today rejected a bill sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu to accord Lagos a special status in recognition of its strategic socio-economic importance in Nigeria. Mrs Tinubu is the senator representing Lagos Central in the Senate.

According to the official Twitter of the upper legislative chamber, the bill didn’t pass the second reading. It was rejected after failing a voice vote called by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekwerem. Ekweremadu now puts the question and Senate votes against the Bill to make provisions for Federal Grants to Lagos State.

Though it was supported by Senator Gershom Bassey the bill failed and did not pass the second reading. The bill sought 1% of federally generated revenue as special grant for the state in view of the former Nigeria capital’s socio-economic significance.