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Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by dre11(m): 8:52pm On Jan 10, 2019
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday said Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode must appear before it and properly present the 2019 Appropriation Bill in line with legislative procedure and constitution.

This resolution followed observations raised at its sitting, after the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, read a correspondence from Ambode on the presentation of Year 2019 Budget.

Sanni said that Ambode’s letter on presentation of Year 2019 Appropriation Bill, dated Dec. 17, 2018, was received on Dec. 28, 2018.

Raising an observation on the correspondence, Mr Yinka Ogundimu, the Chairman, House Committee on Finance, said that Ambode had not properly presented the budget.

Ogundimu, who noted that the House delayed it December break to receive the budget, said that the procedure of Ambode’s presentation of budget totally deviated from the norms of the House.

According to him, the House’s intention was to receive the budget before the short break.

He urged the House to address the issue.

“It is in the habit of this house to always go on break in December, which we purposely delayed for a while before we went on that short time break.

“Our intention was to really receive the budget and go on a short break and come back to treat the budget, but the budget was never received from the governor until we went on holidays.

“The letter came on Dec. 28, about three days to the New Year; there was nothing this House could do.

“This is a new dimension to receive correspondence of this nature at this time.

“We have a tradition that the Governor will come around and lay the budget before that House.

“We look at that whole process and it deviates from the norms and procedure of the House,’’ Ogundimu said.

He said that his observation as Chairman, House Committee on Finance became necessary to address the confusion surrounding the 2019 budget presentation.

“We are not the delaying the budget. The normal thing is for the governor to present the budget,’’ he said.

Earlier, Mr Lanre Ogunyemi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, said that the correspondence of the governor could not be considered as budget presentation.

Ogunyemi said that the House sacrificed the six week recess for two weeks to receive the budget which never came till the House went on break.

“Now, the constitution is very clear that the budget must be laid before the House, and let nobody embrace the impression that this House is not alive to its responsibilities; we have always been very committed.

“Even if the governor brought it on Dec. 28, the second reading cannot come until January, if it is assumed that the governor’s presentation was the first reading.

“If the governor has not come, there is nothing the House can do. The House has always been responsible and alive to all its responsibilities,’’ he said.

Other lawmakers took turns to say that the governor had deviated from the tradition of the state, reiterating that the House had not abdicated its responsibilities.

The Majority Leader of the House, Mr Sanai Agunbiade, said that the constitution mandated the governor to lay the budget before the House before the end of the financial year.

“It should be laid before the House of Assembly; it is a document that the governor should speak to. So, this procedure must commence.

“Budget of the state must be laid properly in line with the legislative procedure and constitution –Section 121. The House is ready to work anytime.

“It is clear that we were ready to work on the budget before the Christmas break, but we could not work on it because we did not get it in time,’’ he said.

Agunbaide urged the House to handle the situation “in a usual family way and relate appropriately to make sure that the executive gets the procedure’’.

The Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, commended the lawmakers for being mature in their reactions to the development.

“This is not the time for resentment, acrimony and agitation.

“We must have at the back of our minds that we have a stake that is beyond May 29.

“We must do everything possible to sustain and to hold in high esteem what is called government, party and people of Lagos, though those who have a very short stake can afford to do anything they like, even in the name of budget presentation.

“You have all shed light on the issue in a mature manner,” he said

The speaker said that the house went on break on Dec. 18, 2018 and thee first call he received on the budget was on Dec. 24.

This, he said, was on the willingness of the executive to present the budget on Dec. 24, while the lawmakers had proceeded on short break.

“We normally go on break for six weeks, but we went on break for two weeks in recognition of the fact that there might be need to receive the budget,’’ he emphasised.

According to him, there is no reason to shift the blame on the House that it refused to receive the budget.

“People were already in the mood of New Year celebration when the letter came on Dec. 28.

“We are always ready and there is no reason for us to reject the budget when it is done properly and when the executive is ready to present it.

“The essence of coming here is to do this job and we are representing the interest of our people, and we will always do that.

“So, there is no fault at the doorstep of the Assembly.

“We have a huge stake and we must protect that. We have no resentment, we have no bad blood. We are ready to receive that budget when the executive is ready.

“The head of the executive must be ready to come and perform his constitutional responsibility and we are also ready to receive him,’’ Obasa said.

He said that nobody else could present the budget according to section 121 of the constitution except the governor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there had been claims in some quarters that the House refused to work on the state budget presented by Ambode.


https://www.independent.ng/impeachment-ambode-lagos-lawmakers-disagree-on-2019-budget/amp/

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by ijustdey: 10:12pm On Jan 10, 2019
How many weeks does he have that the assembly men are giving such threats....



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After all...... They are both APC, "lying gangs"

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Bossontop(m): 7:57am On Jan 11, 2019
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So dem don use ambode wan com dump am too, jus like magu??.......hahahah!!! My belle wan tear with laff

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by TooNoisy(f): 7:57am On Jan 11, 2019
So where did they say they wanted to impeach him? All they have said is that the Governor must properly present the budget.

Nigerian journalists and sensational news!

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by baliyubla: 7:58am On Jan 11, 2019
Ambo if them impeach you now wetin you lose? Just grow a pair for once in your life. Haba!

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Omeokachie: 7:58am On Jan 11, 2019
See as Ambode is now being harassed grin

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Moreoffaith(m): 7:58am On Jan 11, 2019
Ambode that is playing delay tactics.

You people better go and look for another way to fund your campaign.

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:59am On Jan 11, 2019
Even if the governor brought it on Dec. 28, the second reading cannot come until January, if it is assumed that the governor’s presentation was the first reading.
All you guys should just do the right thing PLEASE.

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by helinues: 8:00am On Jan 11, 2019
Politics is so dirty.

Non chalant attitude is also killing Ambode.

You have privileged to serve Lagos even if it just one term. That's fair enough.

In Nigeria, politics is not meant for a sane mind

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Enoch07: 8:00am On Jan 11, 2019
This Ambode sef, no liver

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Tunasco4u(m): 8:00am On Jan 11, 2019
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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Rosarie(f): 8:00am On Jan 11, 2019
Ambode want to deal with u people so u will not have money for election.ambodr nor fit disarm tinubu.kai.him not just try.na weakling.wey e for share money for commissioners.lawmakers say e go give one of them ticket.so that chaos go they d party.d man too dull

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by basilo10I: 8:01am On Jan 11, 2019
Ambode had opportunity to liberate himself from Tinubu but he succumbed.

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by AngelicBeing: 8:01am On Jan 11, 2019
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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Born2Breed(f): 8:02am On Jan 11, 2019
Ambode is not truly from Ekiti or is it Ondo. I heard Men from there are not pushovers.

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by SenJoe(m): 8:02am On Jan 11, 2019
Association of past criminals

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by BakireBulmaker: 8:03am On Jan 11, 2019
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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by googlepikins: 8:03am On Jan 11, 2019
Ambode is a pussyy

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Nobody: 8:04am On Jan 11, 2019
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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by luckihy: 8:06am On Jan 11, 2019
The Headline is different from the content of the news article. I wonder if some people read the article before leaving their comments.
Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by ivordee: 8:06am On Jan 11, 2019
Just less than a two months and they are acting like he still got a year or more. Na wa oooo

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Nobody: 8:14am On Jan 11, 2019
Born2Breed:
Ambode is not truly from Ekiti or is Ondo. Men from there are not pushovers.
Yorubas are mostly pushover

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:15am On Jan 11, 2019
Ambode no dull yaself! There is a plan to humiliate you.

Besides Sanwo Olu de coke head has being acting in the capacity of the governor! Call him to present it nau grin grin grin grin

Tinubu puppets tongue tongue tongue tongue

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by Cooladex(m): 8:17am On Jan 11, 2019
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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by spokesboy: 8:19am On Jan 11, 2019
This is the time and a great opportunity for Lagosians to be liberated from the shackles of the greedy and selfish APC slave masters who have insatiable appetite to kill the masses with heavy tax burden, grab their lands & properties with devilish "Acquisition" edicts and nothing to show for it in terms of improvement in the lives of the people.

This is our time to breathe some fresh air and revenge against the APC looters who have cornered Lagos for almost 20 years.

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by FOBOKO(m): 8:21am On Jan 11, 2019
God will help him

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Re: Impeachment: Ambode, Lagos Lawmakers Disagree On 2019 Budget by emmykk(m): 8:21am On Jan 11, 2019
First there is no impeachment threat yet,why did the author add that to the post?

Secondly, Ambode should as a matter of urgency present the budget properly afterall he will leave around May Which is 5months from now. Lagos State should be working before he leaves.

Thirdly,For me, it seems Governor Ambode is aggrieved and want to suffocate the system at least up to February 16th when the elections will be conducted.

He don't want those members,commissioners,Local Govt chairmen etc,who he perceived to have worked for his down fall to have access to fund to finance their election campaign so that most of them will be defeated by their opponents.
He kind of want to make the house have a strong opposition for the incoming government to contend with.

Lastly, for me, the governor should appreciate the system that made him Governor and forget revenge any group of people . He should be proud to have be a governor of Lagos state

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