After Two Months Recess, Lagos Assembly Committee Lays Report On Y2019 Budget

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After Two Months Recess, the Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Appropriation, Gbolahan Yishawu has laid a report on the Y2019 Budget before the House.

Also laid, before the House after the resumption from two-month recess was the report on the bill to amend the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Law by the Chairman House Committee on Information, Security and Strategy, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso. 

The Appropriation Committee of the House has earlier scrutinized Y2019 budget estimate of Ministries and Agencies in consideration of eventual passage of the 2019 budget. 

After series of back and forth and intrigues, the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode had, in February this year, laid the 2019 budget before the Assembly, in line with the provision of the constitution.

The bill was eventually committed to the Appropriation Committee for closer consideration and necessary legislative duties before final recommendation by the Committee to the entire House for passage.

Meanwhile, various standing Committees of the House had performed their oversight on the MDA’s in fulfillment of the process of budget consideration.

Hon. Yishawu representing Eti-Osa Constituency I, in an opening remarks, said the Committee had the mandate of the leadership of the House to thoroughly scrutinize the budget estimates of MDA’s without prejudice or compromise to making sure that probity, transparency and accountability remain front burner that would propel the 2019 budget to achieve optimum performance and consequently impact on the lives of all Lagosians.

According to him, Lagosians deserve the best infrastructure and other socio-economic growth that any performing budget could opt to achieve, hence the need for the Committee to painstakingly peruse, observe and do justice on estimates submitted by the MDA’s.

He further affirmed that the mandate of the Committee is clear on the Y2019 budget consideration which was to achieve greatness and make life meaningful for the people of Lagos State.