'You Will Account For Covid-19 Funds' State Assembly Tells Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State House of Assembly members have called for a separate account for donated funds for COVID- 19.
This was contained in the issues discussed at the Committee level on Thursday during the presentation of the observations on the Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Law 2020 and the Neighbourhood Watch Law 2020 , sent from the Office of the Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice.
Member representing Badagry Constituency II , Setonji David , while concurring with the recommendations of the House on the issues , said lawmakers must uphold the constitution and hold the executive accountable .
Also , member representing Ikeja Constituency II , Adedamola Kasunmu , said funds donated in the cause of the coronavirus pandemic must be properly accounted for .
Member representing Mushin Constituency II , Olayiwola Abdul -Sobur , maintained that the donations and grants accrued to the state government should be domiciled in the Consolidated Revenue Funds and the executive must be reminded that no money should be withdrawn from any public funds without the authorisation of the House.
“ There should be transparency and trustworthiness on the part of the executive and they should be mindful of the funds which are donations and grants that are not budgeted for , ” he said .