Enforce Laws Passed by Assembly, Lawmaker Urges Ambode


Femi Durojaiye

A lawmaker representing Eti-osa constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to redouble his efforts to enforce the laws of the state.

Yishawu made the call at the recent weekly media chat with journalists in Ikeja. The lawmaker, who said some laws were not enforced, decried inadequate work-force for the implementation of laws into create sanity in the state.

“As a lawmaker, I see that most of our laws are not being enforced. We need to increase the workforce of our police force. There are not enough people to enforce these laws and this is not good for the system,” he said.

Yishawu, however, commended Ambode for his efforts to empower law enforcement agents in the state. The lawmaker, who decried the inability of the executive arm to implement most traffic laws, anti-smoking laws and others, said that the legislature only makes laws for the executive to enforce.
He said trailers and trucks still ply roads and bridges at wrong hours, commercial motorcycles ply restricted roads, resisting helmets, and that people still smoke in public among other illegalities.

On waterways disasters, the lawmaker said the state was yet to have a full control of its waterways such that it would enforce regulations. He said the substantive judgment in favour of the National Inland Ways Authority (NIWA) against the state had been hindering the state, stressing that the fallout of such made waterways not to be effectively regulated.

According to him, the state government appealed the judgment since it is well equipped to man its waterways.

On the need for national development, the lawmaker said more resources should be deployed to education because a nation cannot develop more than its level of education. The lawmaker said that he was committed to meeting the aspirations of residents of his constituency as the people’s representative.