Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa has said the pursuit of a special status for Lagos will be one of the legislative agenda of the eighth Assembly.
The Speaker promised that in doing this, the Assembly will work with National Assembly members to ensure the actualisation of the quest.
According to him, this is imperative because apart from being a former federal capital, Lagos remains the economic and commercial nerve center of the country and the destination of many Nigerians seeking better life.
“It is, therefore, important that the Federal Government takes a special interest in the state by according it a special status and making necessary provisions to cushion the pressure on infrastructure in the state,” Obasa said.
Obasa said this at plenary yesterday after the Majority Leader, Sanai Agunbiade, presented a report on the June 12 anniversary lecture.
Agunbiade said one of the recommendations at the ceremony was that since the All Progressives Congress (APC) has formed the Federal Government, the state should seize the opportunity to ensure that it is granted the status.
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