Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has reiterated the need for the Lagos State Governor to enforce necessary laws in order to stop the continuous spread of the Coronavirus disease.
Obasa said this on Thursday when the House received the Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi and some officials and representatives of 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
The Speaker, who noted that all hands must be on deck in order to deal with the virus once and for all, pointed out that this is neither the time to relent nor take the back seat, just as he called for new ideas to confront looming challenges.
While commending the state executive arm under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the role it had played so far in combatting the disease, the Speaker maintained that necessary laws must be applied in order to stop the continuous spread of the deadly virus.
According to Obasa, “I believe we should come up with new ideas in dealing with the coming challenges. There is a law which we have passed and people must obey these laws. If there is need to amend certain parts of the law, let us do that. People who are infected should not refuse to go to Isolation Centres, they should be arrested, that is why we have the law.”
While imploring the local council officials to join in the fight aimed at bringing an end to the virus, the Speaker said, “As local government officials, this is the time to show action and convince your people at the grassroots.
“This is the time to show them that we can get over this pandemic; you need to give them reasons why they must listen and obey the government because leadership is about showing the way.
“We don’t have to relent in our campaigns and say the people are not listening to us because if we continue like this in the next three weeks, everything will be down and your offices will become useless, there won’t be revenue generation and allocation will seize. So every local government must come up with new ideas to confront this pandemic,” Obasa added.