BY TAIWO OGUNMOLA-OMILANI
Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have passed the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps Agency Law (amendment) 2019 bill into Law.
This was done after the report of the Committee on Information, Security and Strategy was presented on the floor by the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Tunde Braimoh.
In the amendments, “Section 20 (1), which subjects the appointment of the Lagos Amotekun Corps Commander to the confirmation of the House is retained as it is in the practice and procedures of the House that sensitive appointments must be subjected to the confirmation of the House; more so, as it is expedient that appointment of the Amotekun Corps be properly scrutinized.”
“Section 20(3) of the amended bill, which subjects the removal of the Lagos Amotekun Corps Commander to the concurrence of the House be deleted as the Committee agrees and that there should be a single line of discipline in accordance public service establishment and engagement”
After voice votes in favour of the amendments, the Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa directed Mr. Azeez Sanni, the Clerk of the House to forward a clean copy of the Bill to Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent.