LAGOS ASSEMBLY CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DIALOGUE WITH AGITATORS OF SECESSION.
Uploaded by Michael George on June 16, 2021
Members of Lagos state Assembly have called on the federal government to dialogue and not use force against agitators of secession in the country.
The lawmakers also called on the National Assembly to ensure that restructuring for devolution of more powers to federating states and establishment of State Police were prioritized in the on-going constitutional amendment.
Our assembly correspondent reports that the House also condemned the deployment of police against protesters on June 12 democracy day, noting that in democracy people have the right to protest against injustice.
These resolutions made during plenary came on the heels of a motion titled ‘ Nigeria: 22years Democracy and Call for True Federalism’ moved by the Chairman House Committee On Information, Strategy and Security, Mr. Sentoji David.
Mr. David regretted that despite the enthronement of democracy and its benefits, Nigeria was still bedevilled with several challenges.
In his contribution, Mr. Rotimi Olowo representing Somolu constituency one stressed that despite the various amendments to the 1999 constitution, such move has not been able to solve the contentious issues threatening the unity of Nigeria.
On his part, Majority Leader of the assembly, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade maintained that the country was yet to get her democracy right, and stressed that the poor practice of federalism in Nigeria had triggered agitations across the country.
Speaker of the assembly, Chief Mudashiru Obasa while ruling on the motion called on President Muhammad Buhari to engage the agitators of IPOB Republic and Oodua Nation through dialogue and stop the use of force and deployment of the military against them.