Again, Lagos assembly summons Ambode, raises 5 questions


The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned former governor of the
state, Akinwunmi Ambode, for the second time to give account of some
financial dealings under his administration.
Two weeks ago, the assembly invited Ambode but he did not honour the
Former commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Olusegun Banjo
and Olawale Oluwo, his Energy and Mineral Resources counterpart,
appeared before the assembly.
In a fresh notice published in national dallies, the assembly asked
Ambode to provide answers to five questions bordering on his
“The Lagos State House of Assembly, pursuant to Section 129 (1)(c) of
the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended)
hereby summons His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the former
Governor of Lagos State (May, 2015 – May, 2019) to appear before the
Committee of the House on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Lateef
Jakande Auditorium, Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja by 1 pm,” the
notice read.
“(1) Unauthorised discounting of promissory note; (2) Purchase of 820
buses by his administration without due authorisation; (3)
Misappropriation of Special Expenditure Funds; (4) Improper
implementation of the Appropriation Law; and (5) Non-adherence to the
Financial Regulations of the state.
“You are kindly requested to furnish the committee with 15 copies each
of all relevant document(s) relating to the issues raised through the
Office of the Clerk of the House on or before Tuesday, October 29,
In August, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided
the Lagos home of the former governor in the course of its
investigation into alleged N9.9 billion found in bank accounts linked
to him. But Ambode denied operating those accounts.

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