Contrary to the misconception and misperception the public has on the activities of the lawmakers at the local government level,while speaking at the LgNews academy’s 10 Anniversary’s event last night(On Sunday) the Ikosi Isheri Lcda Legislative Arms, Leader, Hon. Usman Ajibola debunked the claims in the public domain and insisted the councillors under his leadership are not” Pencil Or Rubber Stamp” to the executive arms.
He emphasized that bye laws making are the primary function of the lawmakers. Adding that the annual budget’s of the local council are allocated based on scale of preference and collective choice of the community due to scarce resources. We always reach out to our communities to seek their input and lobby for development projects for our various ward’s.
Adding that any project beyond the local government capacity they usually used the periodic meetings with the lawmakers representing Kosofe constituency 1&2, at the Lagos State House of Assembly to push for further consideration and implementation for the benefit of Kosofe people generally.
Stressing that when it comes to budget allocation they are not” Pencil nor Rubber Stamp” Legislator’s despite their robust relationship with the executive arms. Explaining further he said situation whereby the House found the executives budget estimation under allocated to any activities, programmes and projects of local important. We amend and increase such sectoral allocation for the good of our people.
We don’t just approve budget and go to sleep, We have standing Adhoc committee that monitors the appropriated project funds execution and implementation and report back to the house for the necessary deliberations. And wherever , we found the executive cabinet actions not inconformity with the extant laws we write them to request for explanation.
Agboyi Ketu, Deputy leader, Hon. Stephen Omotayo
And his 6 other colleagues, receives majority of LgNews Academy, Ambassadorial certificates of honour ahead of other local councils in the entire Kosofe, for providing the required legislation for the rapid development of Agboyi Ketu Lcda under mayor dele administration. Stephen, Also, collaborated, elaborated and seconded the submission of the Ikosi Isheri Lcda Legislative Arms Leader, Hon. Usman Ajibola on the roles of legislative arms.