Monday 20th February, 2012 was another historic moment in Yaba LCDA as the council played host to the House committee members on local government and chieftaincy affairs. The Executive  Chairman, Hon AbdulRaheem Olajide Jimoh while welcoming them said the occasion was the second of its kind as the first was during the time of Hon Onibiyo Adelabu as the committee Chairman. He averred that the legislative arm was responsible for the enactment of laws and making of motions for good governance.

The committee chairman, Hon Moshood Olanrewaju Oshun informed the gathering that the purpose of the visit was more of fact finding on the activities of the local government in the deliverance of dividend of democracy to the teeming populace since the inception of the administration.  He went further to say that the house had been beaming its search light on the activities of the elected council chairmen to know how far they had gone in the implementation of their electioneering promises and the areas needed to be improved upon. While calling for comments, he advised that the people should be objective in their contributions and presentations to the committee.

In their response, the representative of tradition rulers, CDC, Market Association expressed their satisfaction on the performance of the chairman so far. They however pointed out some areas in which they wanted the chairman to look into.  Such as dredging of Iwaya canal and upgrading of Iwaya PHC into mini general hospital among others.

Other members of house committee on local government  and chieftaincy affairs present at the occasion were Hon. Muyiwa Jimoh (vice-chairman of the committee), Hon. Hammed Omisore, Hon. Segun Olulade, Hon Suru Avoseh among others. Also present were members of the legislative arm, council officials and other dignitaries.











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  1. Dare

    Now wouldn’t this have been a good time to lobby for the enactment of tax laws that would reassign most tax powers back to local government, generate more internal revenue and level a fair ground on intergovernmental fiscal relations? Instead you allow them always come, check you and go without you also checking them. For you to deliver satisfactorily as they wish, they have the responsibility to equipping you adequately…..Unless they already are indirectly but you not letting us know.

  2. Sarah

    @ Dare i really support your idea. It’s paramount for tax payers money to reflect in their domain. I believe is a course that must be championed by all local council to enhance growth and development in their respective places. Given back tax power to local government is a most to re-visit by the lawmaker that believes in grass root development and growth, because they were closer to the people. We implore the Executive Chairman, Hon. Jide Jimoh to relay our submission to the lawmaker (House of Assembly) for implementation as law. Thank u Sir.

  3. Emmanuel

    The need to bring back tax power to Yaba local council is very important. It’s an eye saw on the different projects embarked by Yaba LCDA Chairman, if the internal generated revenue (IGR) increases more is expected of him. We need more of your action Hon. JJ, may GOD continue to endow with wisdom, knowledge and understanding amen.

  4. Kehinde

    State house assembly visitation is ok, but need to revisit local council tax law that will improve the well being of the residents of Lagos state in our respective local council

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