Hon. Solomon Adeola, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts and APC Senatorial Candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District has stated a three point legislative agenda if given the mandate to represent the people of Lagos West at the Senate
Speaking at a Celebrity Round Table organized by the League of Soft Sell Publishers of Nigeria in Lagos, Hon Adeola said his legislative focus will be on a laws to grant special status and funding for Lagos, a new revenue allocation formula and the recognition of the created Local Governments in Lagos State adding that for too long Lagos State as a former Federal Capital has been shortchanged in the scheme of things.
“For political campaign, the President of Nigeria is spending more time in Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria and the commercial and economic capital of Nigeria. But regrettably, Lagos has been neglected. The Federal Government does not make any provision for maintaining its infrastructure and facilities in Lagos, which is second to none in Nigeria. I will be agitating for a law for a special status and a 1% special fund for Lagos state to take care of these Federal infrastructure and facilities” he stated adding that he will also be pushing for the recognition of 57 LCDA of Lagos state as Local Governments having fulfilled all constitutional requirements to be so recognized.
The APC senatorial candidate said another area he will focus on is the need for a new revenue allocation formula that will give more revenue to the states where most developments takes place against the current practice of 51% for the Federal Government adding that until this is done the people can hardly enjoy the dividend of democracy.
Hon. Adeola said his antecedents in private sector as a professional accountant and about 12 years of legislative experience at state and legislature makes him the preferred and topmost candidate to represent the largest senatorial district in Nigeria at the zenith of the legislature in Nigeria adding that his rivals lacked requisite experience and discernible antecedent to aspire for the exalted office of a senator.
Earlier on Mr. Dayo Asaju, the President of the League and publisher of First Weekly Magazine said the body was set up to weed out quacks in the industry as many are venturing into the journalism profession without requisite training adding that the celebrity round table is their own way of getting the electorate to know their candidates and the programmes they have for the people.
Others Publishers present include Mr. Major Akinpelu, publisher of Global Excellence, Loye Hamzat, publisher of News of the People and Mr. Biodun Kupoluyi, publisher of E-24/7 among others.