The Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, have announced the government’s decision to make a review on the processes involved in the issuance of documents to citizens.
The aim of this is to ensure that due processes were followed. In regard to this, the Lagos State government gave its strict warnings on the sales of the state of origin documents to non-indigenes by Monarchs in the State.
Speaking during a meeting with the members of the Federal Character Commission in his office at Alausa, Ikeja, Bamgbose-Martins said that;
“There have been verified reports that non-indigenes procure state of origin documents from different unauthorised sources in Lagos, sometimes at the local government level or even from some traditional rulers as attested to by the Federal Character Commission. This is quite unfortunate that people can descend so low to commit such despicable acts.
“The Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Relations is ready to collaborate with the Federal Character Commission to curb this impropriety. We will review the process of issuing state of origin documents and map out specific steps to ensure that due process is followed before the documents are issued,”
He called on traditional rulers and government functionaries who issued the letters to non-indigenes for federal appointments to desist, adding that it put real indigenes of the state at disadvantage.