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Alleged 820 Bus Fraud: Former Governor Ambode's Commissioner Back State Assembly's Probe


LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA - Olusegun Banjo, the immediate past Lagos State  Commissioner for Budget and Planning, has submitted himself for probe, just as he threw his weight behind the ongoing probe of his boss and former Governor of the State, Akinwumi Ambode, by the state House of Assembly. 

While reacting to a story published by some national dailies with the captioned: "Bus Purchase, Assembly Threatens To Order Abode Arrest," Olusegun Banjo, said his absence was owing to breakdown of communication with the members of the assembly. 

Olusegun Banjo argued that as a law abiding citizen of the State, he will cooperate with state assembly members, to give his stewardship as a commissioner during the last regime. 

According to Olusegun Banjo, "As a commissioner in charge of budget at the time, this publication of the proceedings of the State House of Assembly came to me as a surprise since at no time was any invitation extended to me to appear before any Committee of the House.

"Though, I was not expecting any invitation as I was never part of the Bus Purchase and Implementation Committee set up by the former governor before my appointment as a Commissioner, I would gladly have responded to any invitation addressed to me by the House or any anti- corruption group looking into the matter or any matter concerning the period of my service. 

"I wish to correct the insinuation in the publication that I deliberately avoided the House of Assembly and also to state my readiness to appear before any of its Committees as this is the least required of me as a citizen of Lagos State and someone who has occupied public position in the past."

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