Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly is in fresh crises.
Insiders squealed that he allegedly approved N34.7 million for a parley of media and civil society organisations.
We gathered that he gave the responsibility of putting together the event to a lady instead of the House Committee on Media saddled with the responsibility of organising such an event.
In the letter directed to the Clerk of the House and obtained by us reads;
“The reason for this is that the media and the CSOs serve as the communication link between the government and the people. They are the ones to inform the public about the activities of the government. The event also allows the media and the CSOs to ask questions on government policies. It has, therefore, become an annual barometer for measuring the performance of the House.”
“To this end as customary in the House, may I call your attention to the need to make preparations for the provision of newspaper adverts, banners, a programme of event, entertainments, decorations and honorarium for the media and CSOs.”
“Given the above, you may wish to obtain the approval of the Rt. Hon. Speaker, the release of the sum of N34,700,000 only being the amount to be expended on the listed items.”
Sources said; “Contrary to what used to be the responsibility of the House Committee on Media under previous Speakers, Obasa assigned the task to a lady and not even the Chief Press Secretary.”
– Source: SaharaReporters