Legislators Seek Special Status For Lagos


Lagos State legislators on Thursday said they would visit the National Assembly to intensify calls for a special status for Lagos as a former capital of Nigeria.

The House adopted the resolution after a debate on the issue at its Yoruba plenary session.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the assembly conducts its sessions on Thursdays in Yoruba in a bid to promote the language.

Dr. Rasaq Balogun (ACN-Surulere II Constituency) who moved the motion, said the legislature needed to convene a stakeholders’ meeting and visit the National Assembly to seek support.

Mr. Ladi Balogun (Ajeromi/Ifelodun) supported the motion and urged an urgent action.

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In his contribution, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade (ACN-Ikorodu I), suggested that the legislators should liaise with representatives of the state at the National Assembly.

Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji explained that the call was aimed at attracting more federal aid for the development of infrastructure in the commercial city.

He said that the Assembly would also write a letter to the National Assembly on the issue.

The House adjourned sitting till Aug. 1.

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