22nd May, 2012
Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly Monday issued a stern warning to the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ademorin Kuye, to appear before it on Tuesday or face the consequence.
The lawmakers were angered by a letter the Commissioner sent to the House informing them that he would not be able to appear before them as expected because he would be very busy.
He informed them through the letter that he would be addressing the press tomorrow (today) as part of the state’s Ministerial Press Briefing to make known the progress of his ministry in the last one year.
The commissioner urged the House to choose another date for his appearance.
While reacting, Deputy Whip of the House, Rotimi Abiru, said he was surprised and did not understand why the commissioner should inform them that he would not honour their call for any reason. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Taiwo Kolawole, who presided over the day’s sitting, asked that the Clerk should write to the commissioner again and inform him that the House will be sitting by 10 a.m. on Tuesday and “we will be expecting him.” The lawmakers had invited Kuye and the Commissioner for Youth, Sport and Social Development last week to appear before them for some clarification concerning the management of the funds for the Board Junior League.
They were invited alongside the Chairman of Conference 57, Akeem Sulaiman after the House Committee Chairman on Youth, Sport and Social Development, Babatunde Ayeni, complained to his colleagues over an alleged illegal collection of money from the 57 Local Government Councils in the state by the League Board.