Lagos State House of Assembly had asked the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to make it a point of duty to make recourse to the House on the spending of donations received to address Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The House also charged the governor to make recourse to it before declaring a state of emergency even during a peculiar situation like currently being experienced on COVID-19 deadly pandemic.
The resolution followed the observation raised by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), on a recently-passed bill tagged, “Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Law, 2020.”
The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, stated: “We are not depriving the governor of his power. It is for him to make recourse to the House.“It is our own duty to do what is right. It is for them to follow what we do in line with the Constitution.
The law says they will come forward to give account of what they have expended.”
He said that it would be better to introduce a co-chairman from the Executive arm on incident command, and the co-chairman would be ready to face the House committee.
“Now that we have an emergency situation, there must be an independent account set up separately, otherwise, something is missing somewhere” he said.