News Amotekun: Lagos Assembly passes amended Safety Corps bill into...


- Advertisment -

Amotekun: Lagos Assembly passes amended Safety Corps bill into law

News Amotekun: Lagos Assembly passes amended Safety Corps bill into law

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Lagos Lawmakers at Plenary on Monday after the third reading have passed into Law “A Bill for a Law to amend Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency Law, 2019” .

The Bill, which was passed earlier this year is hereby amended after observations were raised by the Executive through the Attorney General of the State.

The House retains its position on the provision of section 20(1) which subjects the appointment of the Lagos Amotekun Corps Commander to the confirmation of the House as it is in the practice and procedures of the House and because of the sensitivity of the position.

Also, given the fact that the Lagos Amotekun may carry arms, the House considered it necessary that appointment of Amotekun Corps Commander be properly scrutinized.

However, the House agreed to uphold the observation of the executive in the provisions of Section 20(3) of the bill, to the effect that the removal of the Lagos Amotekun Corps Commander does not necessarily require the concurrence of the House, giving the Governor the sole rights to determine the removal of the Corps Commander; and that there should be a single line of discipline in accordance with Public Service establishment and engagement.

In respect of this, the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa has directed Mr. Azeez Sanni, the Clerk of the House to forward a clean copy of the Bill to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent.

Lawmakers who moved the motion with Noheem, are; Chief Whip, Mojisola Meranda; Deputy Chief Whip, Mosunmola Sangodara, Tunde Braimoh, Lukmon Olumoh, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, Rauf Age-Sulaimon and Sanni Okanlawon.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Updates

House of Reps member hail President Buhari for signing Nigeria Police Act, 2020

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria...

Ekiti: We are ready for partnerships to develop sports

The Ekiti state government has reinstated its commitment to work with philanthropists and relevant organizations towards the growth and...

FBI reveals how Hushpuppi laundered U.S. unemployment benefits

Fresh evidence from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has revealed how Ramon Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi, a Nigerian...

Landlord sets tenant ablaze over nonpayment of rent in Calabar

A landlord on Wednesday doused the room of one of his tenants with petrol and set it on fire,...
- Advertisement -

Victor Osimhen: I can’t wait to face Cristiano Ronaldo

Victor Osimhen is looking forward to coming up against Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A this season.Osimhen...

Anambra guber: Desperate politicians plotting evil against Governor Obiano – official

The Anambra State Government has described the joint protest embarked upon by tipper drivers, ex-councilors and a non-governmental organization...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you