Lagos Assembly summons Sanwo-Olu’s aide, others over missing helicopters

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The Lagos House of Assembly has launched a probe into the whereabouts of three helicopters belonging to the state government.

As a result, it has summoned the Chief of Staff to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Mr Tayo Ayinde; the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Sam Egube; Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr Tayo Bamgbose-Martins; and the management of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.

The helicopters were procured by the state during the time of Akinwunmi Ambode as governor to support security operation across the state and for commercial reason.

On Monday at the plenary the lawmakers raised concern about its whereabouts and the amount it has made for the state.

The Chief Whip, Mrs Mojisola Meranda who initiated the conversation said in part in her remark. “I will want us to look at it and get the concerned parties to tell the House the location of the three helicopters to see if they are just lying fallow or if the state government has entered into an agreement with an entity on the equipment and see to what extent the agreement has been working.”

The Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, in his submission ordered the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, to write to all relevant offices and MDAs to give necessary accounts on the helicopters.

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