LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SETS UP C’MTEE TO INVESTIGATE AMBODE
Written by thereachfm on August 28, 2019
The Lagos State House Assembly has set-up a committee to investigate the purchase of 820 buses by the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Members of the Assembly constituted the panel on Tuesday during plenary, saying it is important to investigate the purchase of the buses out of the 5,000 buses proposed by the former governor for mass transit in the state.
They said the vehicles were purchased despite objection by the House.
In a motion titled ‘Lagos State House of Assembly Motion Number II’, a lawmaker Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti Osa II) explained that the House noted that at Ambode informed the lawmakers that 5,000 buses would be bought by the state government.
He stated that the executive proposed to spend N17 billion to purchase the buses in the 2017 budget, but the Assembly did not approve the request.