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Obasa Elected Speaker Of Lagos Assembly

…Ambode inaugurates House, calls for cooperation

Emmanuel Ukudolo

Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday elected Hon. Mudasiru Obasa as Speaker of the House. Representing Agege Constituency 1, Obasa (43) defeated Hon. Wasiu Esinlokun Sani, and Hon. Fumilayo Tejuoso in a voice vote to emerge speaker. Hon. Esinlokun was thereafter elected Deputy Speaker of the House, also through a voice vote after his nomination.

Obasa holds a degree in law from the Lagos State University in 2006 before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School for his LLB. He has served as chairman House committee on Education, Chairman House Committee on Local Government, Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts and Chairman House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning.

A devout Muslim, married with children, Obasa enjoyed the blessing of Agege people for his meritorious service to the community. He has participated in different training workshops locally and internationally.

He also attended the Prestigious Cambridge University for leadership training and other seminars. Obasa also holds Certificate of Recognition from the state of Georgia, United States for his contribution to democracy in Nigeria and Lagos in particular. He was born 5th of November, 1972.

There are 40 members in the house, out of which 32 were elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), while 8 of them were elected on the floor of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). There are four females in the house, 3 belonging to the APC while 1 belongs to the PDP.

Speaking at the inauguration, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the lawmakers and the executive face an onerous task of sustaining standards and exceeding standards set by those who have left the scene. “As you settle down, I seek your support”, he said, stressing that all policies of government will be legitimized in the hallowed chambers and promised to respect their views irrespective of political affiliation. He noted that it is normal for disagreement to arise but that they must be resolved in the interest of the people of Lagos State.

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