Tackle flooding, lawmakers tell Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to tackle flooding in the state.

The House also voted for the sack of the chairman of the House’s Service Commission, Mr Wale Mogaji, and confirmed Olalekan Onafeko as the substantive Clerk of the House.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the House, Eromosele Ebhomele, on Thursday.

The statement read, “During the plenary, the House raised concerns over the recent boat mishap that led to the death of about 15 people on June 8 as well as the floods recorded in some parts of the state recently.

“The lawmakers further said there was the need by the governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to work towards a solution to the flooding incidents.

“In a unanimous decision on Thursday, the Lagos State House of Assembly voted for the sack of the chairman of the State House of Assembly Commission, Mr Wale Mogaji.

“Mogaji’s sack was approved after a voice vote by members of the House at plenary. The House also confirmed Olalekan Onafeko as the substantive Clerk of the House while it elevated three other senior staff to the position of Deputy Clerks. Onafeko was appointed Acting Clerk in 2020.”

Meanwhile, the lawmakers, led by the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, also paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Speaker, Abayomi Kinyomi, with the deceased’s wife, Mrs Oluyinka Abeni.

Obasa said the former Speaker played an important role in the development of Lagos.

“Even after leaving the House, he continued to assist with his wisdom. We consider him one of us because once a lawmaker, always a lawmaker. To us, it is the celebration of a life well-lived,” he said.

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