The Lagos State House of Assembly has sealed up the offices of four lawmakers, comprising two sacked principal officers and two members who were suspended indefinitely through voice votes at plenary on Monday.
Our source reports that the two lawmakers suspended on Monday were Mr Moshood Oshun (Mainland Constituency II) and Mr Raheem Adewale (Ibeju Lekki Constituency II).
The two principal officers, also sacked same day, are Mr Rotimi Abiru, former chief whip and Mr Olumuyiwa Jimoh, former deputy majority leader.
Our source, who monitored the situation, yesterday reports that the two principal officers that were removed on Monday have also been suspended indefinitely.
A source, who pleaded anonymity said that the principal officers had their offices sealed off because they had been suspended from the plenary.
The source said the 26 lawmakers had signed a letter that was read on the floor of the House by the clerk in compliance with rule 35 of the House.
The Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa had said the officers were suspended indefinitely for alleged gross misconduct and other infractions that were against the rules guiding the House and its operations.
“It is on this notes that I invoke Orders 68, 71, (4)(a)(b)(11) and (111) of the Rules and Standing Order of the House in respect of gross misconduct and insubordination.
“Their actions can destabilise the House,’’ he said on Monday during Plenary session. (NAN)
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A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has urged federal government to relax the lockdown it imposed on Lagos State as a result of COVID- 19 pandemic.
George, who made the call in a statement in Lagos, yesterday said the lockdown imposed since March 29 was adversely affecting livelihoods and bringing up security challenges.
He said though government intended to curb the spread of the virus with the lockdown, the directive had left many Nigerians hungry at home without palliatives.
The PDP chieftain noted that there must be a balance between curbing the spread of the virus and protecting livelihoods and asked the government to relax the lockdown while putting safety measures in place.
“Everywhere in Lagos is now locked down. The markets, banking halls, the local grocery shops, the supermarkets, the transportation services are all halted, frozen by the federal government directives since March 29.
“On the surface level, the federal government’s position is to ensure safety, prevent communal spread of the virus and banish this scourge from our shores.
“Lagosians have been staying at home for about a month now. In a largely informal economy where most of our people depend on daily wages, the burden of lack of income is devastating.
“There is a natural growing anger in Lagos as the most vulnerable are ravaged with hunger,” George said.
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