Kosofe Local Government is one of 774 Local governments in Nigeria that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria duely recognised. Both Agboyi Ketu and Ikosi Isheri formerly area offices before been converted to Local Council Development Areas, when Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu attempts to get them enlisted in the Constitution was truncated by legal technicality.
Also, some of the policy’s programmes and projects executed and implemented in these Lcdas today by Lagos State Goveement are done under the parent Local government, Kosofe name.
Kosofe LG shared the Federal Government monthly allocations to the sister Local council; Agboyi Ketu and Ikosi Isheri to bring more rapid grassroot development to the various Commmunities in the larger Kosofe.
Ditto Political ward Congresses, primary elections and others, are carriedout under Kosofe despite the subsisting doctrine of necessity in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Based on the undisputable power conferred on Kosofe LG , Kosofe Legislative Council are expected to lead in terms of legislations amongst others while other follows. However, the reverse has been the case has keenly monitored by Kosofe Post, whereby the sister Local Councils has been the ones taken the leads in public hearing and engagements; Kosofe has been trailing them at the back despite the fact their attention are sometimes drawn to other progressives policy’s through different reports from Kosofe and beyond.
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However, it’s Better Late Than Never as the Kosofe Local Goveement legislative Council Sets to hold her first of its kind Public Hearing on proposed 13 byelaws on March 17, 2020 at Mende Townhall, Maryland, Kosofe, Lagos.
The legislative arm under the Leadership of Honourable County Olumide Onayemi, Principal Officer and members choice of public hearing location is commendable; such will give credibility, some degree of independent and increased different demographic in Kosofe Local government participation in the proposed public hearing without selective or restriction tendency.
A source who pleaded not to be mentioned disclosed that a member of the Lagos State House of Assemby, representing the local government, Kosofe Constituency l, Hon. Sanni Ganiu Okanlawon played a vital role in bringing about the March public hearing in his Constituency.