Lagos Assembly Summons Tutor Generals, Education Secretaries

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Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned tutor generals and permanent secretaries of education districts in the state to appear before it on Thursday to explain why they refused to honour several invitations extended to them in the past to appear before the house committee on education.

The House decided to summon them at plenary yesterday after listening to the chairman of the education committee, Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi, about series of invitation to them which were ignored.

Ogunyemi said the tutor generals/permanent secretaries have continued to treat the House with disdain, disrespect and disregard by failing to appear before the committee after several invitations adding that even during the budget defence they refused to show up but only sent their directors.

All the lawmakers who reacted to Ogunyemi’s report condemned the attitude of the officials and wondered why people who are supposed to enforce discipline will display such indiscipline.

They all agreed that the action amounted to disrespect for the House, and subsequently agreed that they be invited once more to explain why they disregarded previous summons and showed disrespect to the House.

A lawmaker, Hon. Segun Olulade said: “Their action amounts to insurbodination, disrespect and disregard and cannot be tolerated by this House. They should be invited to tell us why they should still remain in their positions with this type of misbehaviour.”

Although the deputy majority leader, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh would have preferred instant sanctions against the senior teachers, he however relented saying they should be allowed another chance to make amends.

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