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Full List of Lagos State House of Assembly Chairman on Committees

The Lagos State House of Assembly, LAHA, on Monday released the list of chairmen of various committees of the House.

The Speaker of the of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, inaugurated 36 standing committees for effective operation of the oversight function of the House.

The House has been operating adhoc Committee since inauguration on June 7th.

Full list of the Committees are below:

  1. Selection Committee – Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa
  2. Ethics/Protocol Privileges – Hon. Lateef Abiru
  3. House Services – Hon. Tijani Olatunji
  4. Public Acc. State – Hon. Moshood Oshun
  5. Public Acc. Local – Hon. Fatai Mojeed
  6. Agriculture – Hon. Kehinde Joseph
  7. Economic Planning/Budget – Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu
  8. Education – Hon. Yinka Ogundimu
  9. Science and Technolgy – Hon. Olanrewaju Afinni
  10. Environment – Hon. Desmond Elliott
  11. Establishment, Training & Pension – Hon. Rasheed Makinde
  12. Energy and Mineral Resources – Hon. Folajimi Mohammed
  13. Waterfront Infractructure and Development – Hon. Ibrahim Layode
  14. Physical Planning and Urban Development – Hon. Nurudeen Akinsanya
  15. Transportation – Hon. Temitope Adewale
  16. Commerce and Industry – Hon. Sanni Okanlanwo
  17. Womens Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and Job Creation – Hon. Mojisola Meranda
  18. Works and Infrastructure – Hon. Abiodun Tobun
  19. Wealth Creation & Employment – Hon. Jude Idimogu
  20. Finance – Hon. Rotimi Olowo
  21. Health – Hon. Sokunle Akeem
  22. Home Affairs – Hon. Setonji David
  23. Tourism Arts & Culture – Hon. Saka Nurudeen
  24. Youths & Social Development – Hon. Ajani Owolabi
  25. Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petition and LASIEC – Hon. Akande
  26. Lands – Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu
  27. Housing – Hon. Bisi Yussuf
  28. Information and Strategy – Hon. Tunde Braimoh
  29. Central Business District – Hon. Mojisola Alli-Macaulay
  30. Special Duty and Inter-Governmental Relation – Hon. Kazeem Raheem
  31. Local Government Administration – Hon. Abdulsobur Olawale
  32. Legislative Compliance – Hon. Age-Sulaiman
  33. Procurement – Hon. Lukman Olumo
  34. Oversea and Investment – Hon. Sylvester Oguntelu
  35. Inter-Paliarmentary – Hon. Fatai Oluwa
  36. Public Private Partnership – Noheem Adams
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Police Arrest Former Lagos Gubernatorial Candidate over Funke Akindele-Bello Party

Former gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has been detained by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly contravening lockdown order declared by the State Government to curtail coronavirus spread.

Gbadamosi was detained after being spotted in a viral video attending a birthday party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello for her husband, Abdul-Rasheed Bello, held in Amen Estate, Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state.

A police source at the command headquarters revealed that Gbadamosi has been detained and may not be released by the law enforcement agency for engaging in an act that was at variance with the law.

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COVID-19: Buhari approves recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs Ahmed disclosed this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic and oil prices fiscal shock, on Monday in Abuja.

She explained that 1, 000 people were expected to be recruited from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.

According to her, the sum of N60 billion for allowances and operational cost has been earmarked from the COVID-19 crisis intervention fund for the initiative.

She disclosed that President Buhari had previously approved a pilot special public works programme in eight states to be implemented by the National Directorate of Employment, NDE.

She added that Buhari had now approved that this programme be extended to all 36 States and the FCT from October to December 2020 and the selected time-frame was to ensure that it was implemented after the planting season.

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“The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is also evaluating how best to extend the Special Public Works Programme, to provide modest stipends for itinerant workers to undertake Roads Rehabilitation and Social Housing Construction.

Ahmed said: “And also Urban and Rural Sanitation, Health Extension and other critical services. This intervention will be undertaken in conjunction with the key federal ministries responsible for Agriculture, Environment, Health and Infrastructure, as well as the states, to financially empower individuals who lose their jobs due to the economic crisis.

“Mr. President has approved the establishment of a-N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. The establishment of the Fund will involve drawing much-needed cash resources from various Special Funds and Accounts, in consultation with and with the approval of the National Assembly.

“The N500 billion is proposed to be utilized to upgrade healthcare facilities as earlier identified by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and approved by Mr. President.

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“This will help to finance the Federal Government’s Interventions to support states in improving healthcare facilities, finance the creation of a Special Public Works programme and Fund any additional interventions that may be approved by Mr. President”.

The minister noted that although similar challenges were experienced in 2008/2009 as well as in 2015/2016, Nigeria had considerably lower fiscal buffers now than in previous economic downturns.

According to her, the decline in international oil prices and domestic production may be magnified if a severe outbreak of COVID-19 occurs, despite ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of the pandemic through compulsory lockdown of Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the FCT.

The minister said to directly address these health and economic challenges, the president approved the Fiscal Stimulus Package among others as part of an Integrated Policy Framework to ensure that Nigeria’s healthcare system, fiscal position and economy were sufficiently supported to weather these shocks.

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