National Conference: Fashola meets Lagos delegates

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos

Mr. Fashola said the state would present its position on issues affecting it and the country with a view to getting solutions to them
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday in Ikeja met with the state’s delegates to the forthcoming National Conference. The meeting was to discuss the state’s agenda for the conference.

The six delegates include a former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Femi Okunnu, and a former Attorney-General of Lagos State, Supo Shasore.

Others are Rabiu Oluwa, Waheed Ayeni, Tunde Samuel and Funmilayo Bashorun.

Mr. Fashola said at the meeting that the state would present its position on issues affecting it and the country strongly at the conference, with a view to getting solutions to them.

He said that a review of the revenue sharing formula, creation of state police and special status for Lagos State, if considered, would impact positively on the state and also promote national development.

Mr. Fashola said he is confident in the ability of the delegates to deliver, as they were accomplished Nigerians who had, over the years, contributed immensely to the country`s development.

“I am confident they would do their best with their knowledge and disposition, I doubt if we can have a better set of people than this,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the delegates, Mr. Okunnu thanked the state government for finding them worthy to present the state’s position at the conference.

He promised that the delegates would do their best to justify the confidence reposed in them.

Mr. Okunnu said the position of the state on various issues were not too different from those presented at the national conference held during the tenure of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He said that the state would also push for independent candidacy in elections, true federalism, and a just revenue allocation formula.

According to him, the team will interact with delegates from other states in the South-West geopolitical zone, to forge a common position at the conference which begins in March.



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  • DrP-2

    Good..Lagos needs to be well represented. ..The former Kano Kano and Jigawa now has over 70 LGAs while Lagos with more obligations and more federal burden is still struggling with 20.
    The inequity is gross. Why should Lagos not retain 50% of revenue from its maritime resources and pay only 50% tax the federal fiscus?
    While should Lagos not retain 20% of taxes of federal civil servants in Lagos when they enjoy the beneffits from Lagos PAYE?