Abuja - After a rowdy session, senators have
rejected a bill for an act to make provision for a Federal grant to Lagos State
in recognition of its strategic socio-economic significance to the country.
Tensions characterised the debate at the upper chamber of
the National Assembly
The problem ensued when Senator Olusoshola Adeyeye,
representing Osun Central, in his contribution, alleged preferential treatment
for Lagos ahead of other states.
He likened the state to a “pamper child.”
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The statement angered Senator Philip Aduda, representing the
Federal Capital Territory, who immediately demanded the withdrawal of the
statement by Adeyeye.
Most senators from the northern part of the country
supported the call by Aduda.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, intervened,
demanding that Adeyeye withdrew his statement.
The senator eventually complied with the order.
This paved the way for Ekweremadu to put the bill into
Senators unanimously voted against the bill.
- CAJ News