Wednesday, 5 October 2016

BREAKING: Senate rejects Tinubu’s bill seeking special grant for Lagos

The Nigerian Senate has voted against a bill seeking special status and federal grant for Lagos State.
A federal grant is an award of financial assistance from a federal Government to lagos state to carry out a public purpose

The bill sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Lagos Central, was rejected on Wednesday after failing a voice vote called by Ike Ekweremadu.

Consequently, the bill, SB 112, failed to scale second reading for committee stage.

It sought one per cent of federally generated revenue as special grant for Lagos State in view of the former Nigeria capital’s socio-economic significance.

More to come…