JUST IN: Lagos To Push For Special Status , Listing Of LCDAs

Lagos To Push For Special Status , Listing Of LCDAs

State has resolved to explore all avenues to reintroduce the issue of the 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) in the ongoing constitution review with a view to legalising the councils .

A communique issued at the end of the 18th edition of the executive/legislative parley organised by the Office  of Political, Legislative and Civic , with the theme, “Engaging All for an Inclusive Governance: Hands On for a Greater Lagos Rising,”  stressed the need for collaboration between the executive, the National Assembly members representing the state and members of the state legislature in advocating for a “special status”  for Lagos in the ongoing constitution review.

The participants at the two-day parley held at Eko and Suites, Lagos, agreed to enhance the existing harmonious between all  arms of government through recognition and mutual respect for their constitutional roles.

The government in the communique signed by the special adviser, Office of Political, Legislative and Civic Engagement, Dr. Afolabi Abiodun Tajudeen, stressed the need to create an awareness and educate the citizenry on the importance and roles of each arm of government.

The communique read in part, “There is a need for the political officeholders to prioritise citizens' welfare above personal interest and ambition in the discharge of their constitutional roles and responsibilities.

“Due consideration should be accorded the , its philosophy and manifesto in governance and the tripartite relationship among the executive, legislature and the people as it is the only platform for elective office.

The participants suggested the possibility of suspension of some taxes, levies, charges, and rates for a few months, as well as introduction of rebates where necessary for the most vulnerable in order to alleviate the pains of the current economic challenges.

 

 

 

 

A was also made that there should be regular meetings of Mr. Governor, members of the National Assembly representing and members of the Lagos State to foster robust .

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