Senate Opposes Tinubu’s Bill Of Making Lagos A Special State

Oluremi Tinubu

The bill (SB 112) seeking special status and federal grant for Lagos State has been rejected by the Nigerian Senate.

The bill sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, (APC, Lagos Central), was on Wednesday voted against during a voice vote called by Sen. Ike Ekweremadu. Therefore,it failed to pass second reading for committee stage.

It sought one per cent of federally generated revenue as special grant for Lagos State in view of the former Nigeria capital’s socio-economic significance.