The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned officials of the executive arm of government over the disappearance of three helicopters.
The assembly summoned summoned Tayo Ayinde, the Chief of Staff to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Sam Egube, Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget; Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, Commissioner for Special Duties; and the management of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund on Monday.
The summon comes after Mojisola Meranda, the Chief Whip of the House, raised the issue under Matters of Urgent Public Importance during plenary on Monday.
According to Meranda, the three helicopters purchased by the state government in 2015 have not been seen in recent times.
She said the location of the helicopters must be provided, adding that the contractual agreement signed by the Lagos State Government and the entity entrusted to maintain the assets should also be investigated.
“In 2015, three helicopters were bought under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to strengthen security in the state. But the helicopters are nowhere to be found now.
“I will want us to look at it and get the concerned parties to tell the House the location of the three helicopters to see if they are just lying fallow or if the state government has entered into an agreement with an entity on the equipment and see to what extent the agreement has been working.”
Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Assembly, said the House should know what had accrued to the state from the helicopters so far.
“We need to know what has happened to the helicopters,” he said.
The Speaker directed Azeez Sanni, the Clerk of the House, to write to all relevant offices and MDAs to give an account on the procurement and maintenance of the three helicopters.