Adeyeye stated that the FCT is a “rotten, spoilt child” because “the city does not pay taxes to the federal government.
“The FCT is being subsidised by the federal government. That must end,” he said.
Reacting to Adeyeye’s comment, Senator Philip Aduda, representing the FCT, demanded the withdrawal of the statement.
At this point, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, ask Senator Adeyeye to withdraw his statement, which he did.
The Lagos Grant Bill, among other things, sought for one percent of Federal Government Generated Revenue as Grants to Lagos State, in recognition of the socio-economic significance of the state.
When the bill was however called for second reading on the floor of the senate, it was totally rejected by a resounding NAY vote from the senators. This also heightened the rowdy session until the presiding officer, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was able to restore decorum to the chamber.
The House of Reps had witnessed a rowdy session on July 12, 2016 over the planned inclusion of the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives among those to enjoy immunity.