Lagos State Pools Agents Association, LASPAA, has again called on the Governor of LagosÂ State, Babatunde Raji Fashola to expedite action on the proposal sent to his office.
President of the association, Major Sammy Ogunyebo (retd.) said it was high time GovernorÂ Fashola came to the aid of the association as the proposal which was sent to his officeÂ and redirected to the office of the Special Adviser on Taxation and Revenue, Mr. AdeÂ Ipaye since 21 June, 2010 has not seen the light of day. Sammy said delay is dangerous asÂ the pools business in Lagos State is facing a serious crisis that need urgentÂ governmentâ€™s attention.
â€œWe want Fashola to help direct his aide, Mr. Ipaye, on whose table our proposal is now,Â to act on it before things get out of hand. We want the governor to use his good officeÂ to prevail on him to do something meaningful on our proposal. What the promoters areÂ paying on their coupon is not only inconsistent but it is illegal,â€ Sammy said.
The agents association, however, called on his members spread across the state toÂ exercise patience as he believes that very soon something concrete will be done.
â€œI know that the administration of Fashola will do something on our proposal very soon. IÂ will only advise my agents to exercise patience. The delay maybe due to the usualÂ bureaucracy in the civil service. I have the assurance that the Lagos State governmentÂ will definitely come out with a policy to sanitize pools business. They should not loseÂ hope.Â â€œIâ€™m very sad that the promises I made with my members when I was taking the oathÂ of office a year ago, I have not fulfilled none of them. This is because of the attitudeÂ of the government to LASPAAâ€™s proposal.