Tinubu’s Bill Seeking Special Status For Lagos Has Been Rejected By The Senate

Today, The Nigerian Senate voted against a bill seeking special status and federal grant for Lagos State.

The bill sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress Senator representing Lagos Central, was rejected on Wednesday after failing a voice vote called by Ike Ekweremadu.

Consequently, the bill, SB 112, failed to scale 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.

According to the official Twitter of the upper legislative chamber, the bill didn’t pass the second reading. It was rejected after failing a voice vote called by Ike Ekweremadu.


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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    This is a big issue for Tinubu,
    Hope the senate stands their ground strong on this.

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Me never hear of ds kind status

  • chika bibian

    Which one be special status….

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      You de mind them, they keep asking for special privileges

  • emekachilaka

    hmm which kind status is she asking for only God we save us from this evil people

  • Which kind status Biko

  • Olovo Obinna

    Hmmmm….special status…….anyway,,,the Senate knows better

  • WillieBravo

    Okay ma try again next time.

  • kayode akinsanya

    Hahahaha, nothing bad in that bill. But they don’t give any reason for not passing the bill