The Lagos State House of Assembly has set up set up a seven-man ad-hoc Committee to interact with relevant stakeholders in a bid to address poor state of government-owned estates.
The move followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade and supported by the Deputy Chief Whip, Omotayo Oduntan, on the floor of the House.
Agunbiade, who lamented the deplorable condition of public estates across the state, said that the House had also received several petitions on state of the facilities.
“We came up with this motion to ensure that our estates are in line with the Smart City vision of the state.
“If you go round the estates, you would observe that they have lost their beauty and glory and they seem to have been abandoned over the years,’’ Agunbiade said.
Supporting the motion, Yinka Ogundimu, representing Agege Constituency II in the House, described the motion as pertinent to make life more conducive for residents, stressing that government estates needed rebranding.
Other lawmakers, also frowned at the lack of relevant facilities like roads, waste management, drains, power, and sewage system, among others, in many estates.
The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, said that the Committee would be headed by the Acting Chairman of the House Committee on Housing, Olanrewaju Layode.
Members of the Committee were Adefunmilayo Tejuosho (Mushin 1), Jude Idimogu (Oshodi-Isolo 2), Noheem Adams (Eti-Osa1), Abiodun Tobun (Epe I), Oladipupo Olorunrinu, (Amuwo-Odofin I) and Makinde.
The committee was to report back to the House in two weeks.