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Assembly sends town hall meeting reports to executive

By Gbenga Akanmu

LAGOS — The reports of the town hall meetings held by the Lagos State House of Assembly across the state have been forwarded to the executive arm for incorporation into the 2010 budget.

The reports, which are in two volumes, were presented before the state lawmakers by the Majority Leader, Mr. Taiwo Kolawole, who later moved a motion directing the Clerk of the House, Mr. Taiwo Olatunji, to forward the reports to the Executive arm for consideration during the preparation of the 2010 Appropriation Bill.

Lawmakers were unanimous in urging the executive to implement the reports with all sense of responsibility.

The reports contained observations and demands of the people concerning infrastructural and human development in all the 40 constituencies in Lagos State. The Assembly’s Town Hall meetings, which started on April 29 with Ikorodu constituents, came to an end last Wednesday at Ibeju-Lekki and Epe.

Meanwhile, the House has confirmed the appointment of two nominees for the positions of Chairman as well as the Director-General, State Pension Commission subject to provision of resignation letters from their former employers and provision of updated curriculum vitae.

After the screening of the nominees by the lawmakers, the House cleared them.

One of the nominees, Mr. Babatunde Wahab Dabiri who has spent over 20 years in the banking sector explained how he would restructure the State Pension Commission if his appointment was approved.


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