Account For Covid 19 Donations – Lagos Assembly Urges Gov. Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday asked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to account for the state government’s spending of donations received in support of the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
During Thursday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Hon Mudashiru Obasa, the House asked Sanwo-Olu to introduce a co-chairman from the executive arm to represent the state’s COVID-19 Incident Commander before the House.
“It is our own duty to do what is right,” Obasa said.
“The law says the executive will come forward to give account on what they have expended.”
The member representing Mushin Constituency II, Olayiwola Abdul-Sobur, maintained that the donations and grants accrued to the state government should be domiciled in the Consolidated Revenue Funds and the executive must be reminded that no money should be withdrawn from any public funds without the authorization of the House.
“There should be transparency and trustworthiness on the part of the executive and they should be mindful of the funds which are donations and grants that are not budgeted for,” he said.
Earlier, the Chairman House Committee on Health Services, Mr. Akeem Shokunle, called for caution on expending said funds as they were neither budgeted for nor in the consolidated fund or development fund.
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