Lagos Speaker Obasa Wins Speaker of the Year Award

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has been named Speaker of the Year during 19th City People Awards.

The prestigious event took place at the Lekki Coliseum, Lekki, Lagos on Sunday, 29th May, 2016.

Wife of Information Commissioner, Ogun State, Mrs Caroline Adeneye; her husband and Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Cheif Dayo Adeneye; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; his deputy, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni; and member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso during the 19th City People Award where Obasa was named the Speaker of the Year.
Wife of Information Commissioner, Ogun State, Mrs Caroline Adeneye; her husband and Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Cheif Dayo Adeneye; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; his deputy, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni; and member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso during the 19th City People Award where Obasa was named the Speaker of the Year.

ASSEMBLY ALERTS LAGOSIANS ON FLOODING

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on residents and relevant agencies to guard against flooding as rainy season gets underway.

This call followed a motion moved on Tuesday by the member representing Epe Constituency II, Mr. Segun Olulade, on the flood that sacked residents of Poka and Imokin communities in Eredo area of Epe.

Olulade, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, while speaking on the motion, advised residents of the state to desist from disposing refuse into canals.

According to the lawmaker, “this issue of flooding is not far from building on waterways and illegal disposal of wastes. It is important for all relevant agencies to enforce all regulations to ensure protection of lives and property during this rainy season.

He also said the state Ministry of the Environment needs to redouble its efforts at ensuring functional drainages and free flow of water across the state as well as carrying out palliative measures in villages already affected by flood.

He, however, urged the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to ensure that all building constructions comply with the approved design.

Also contributing on the not, Mr. Dayo Saka-Fafunmi, Chairman, Committee on the Environment said that relevant agencies needed to visit the affected areas.

Speaker of the Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa said government should not relent on sensitizing the residents on the repercussions of blocking waterways with wastes and illegal building.

The assembly also advised the Ministry of Information and Strategy to continue sensitizing the public on the danger of blocking the drains with indiscriminate disposal of refuse.

(Credits: Temitayo Peters)

LAGOS ASSEMBLY CLERK COUNSELS LAWMAKERS

Clerk of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Ganiyu Abiru has said that members must work hard and engage their constituents for better chances of re-election.

Abiru spoke on Friday at the 5th Quarterly Staff Capacity Building and Paper Presentation titled: “The Effects of High Legislators Turnover on the Growth of Democracy,” a programme organized by the assembly.

According to the Clerk, “the legislators should be closer to their constituents; they should make sure that whatever they are doing, their constituents are aware of it.

“Most of the people in the constituency do not know what the functions of legislators are. The people are misconceiving the constitutional roles of the legislators.

“The legislators are not supposed to build roads, build hospitals and schools and others, but they are to make laws that will facilitate the establishment of these and effective running of all institutions.

“This is the first year of the 8th Lagos Assembly; they must work very hard to educate their constituents as to the functions of legislature for their re-election.

“They should go back to the people because they are here because of the people and if they fail to do that, they have failed in their constitutional responsibility.”

The clerk, who frowned at the flamboyant lifestyle of some lawmakers, said that lawmakers should not detach themselves from the people who elected them into office.

Abiru said that staff of the House had been adequately and intellectually equipped to assist lawmakers carry out their statutory responsibilities, urging the lawmakers to tap from their wealth of knowledge.

He however, called on the media to continue to educate the people on the constitutional responsibility of the legislators, stressing that there was no way democracy could thrive without support of media.

(Credit: Temitayo Peters)

Democracy Day: Speaker Obasa Urges Nigerians To Be Hopeful, Says Nigeria On Way To Recovery

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Nigerians to remain hopeful assuring that the country is on the way to recovery from the maladministration of the past.

Speaker Obasa stated this in his Democracy Day message released in Lagos on Sunday, 29th May, 2016, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak.

The Lagos Assembly Speaker commended Nigerians for their patience over the past one year noting that they should not lose hope as there are clear signs that the country is on the way to recovery.

“It was obvious that the country has suffered serious maladministration in the 16 year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and in correcting this, there is the need to put in place enduring structures that will assist in reviving the economy.

“The past one year has seen the laying of solid foundation on which the resurrected economy will rest. Without this solid foundation, the economy will be groping in the dark. This is what the All Progressives Congress (APC) government at the centre has been doing and we will soon start to see the benefits and gains,” Speaker Obasa said.

He assured Nigerians that the APC administration at both state and national level is committed to putting in place solid structures that will ensure that Nigerians enjoy full dividends of democracy even at their doorsteps.

Speaker Obasa commennded the Lagos Srare Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode who he said, has built on the solid foundation of his predecessors to put smiles on the face of Lagosians.

“The case of Lagos should be a role model for other states in the federation. The state has been under the rule of the progressives for the past 16 years and the result has been that the state continues to grow in leaps and boumds.

The Akinwunmi Ambode administation has built on the foundations laid by his predecessors and he has achieved tremendous success in just 12 months.

“Lagos is growing, developing and making astronomical progress under Ambode, our Governor deserves commendation,” he said.

Speaker Obasa urged Nigerians not to relent in their support, cooperation and prayers for the APC government at both state and national level assuring that, “we’ve indeed got out of the dark tunnel, the light is here”.

Children’s Day: Speaker Obasa Wants More Efforts At Protecting Children

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has called for improved efforts at protecting children’s rights as well as putting in place measures that will enhance their welfare.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak, to commemorate the Children’s Day celebration, the Lagos Speaker also called on children to do away with crimes and violence. He reminded the young ones that shaping their character and preparing themselves for the challenges of nation building should be paramount to them rather than engage in activities that would hinder their development.

Rt. Hon. Obasa stated that the realisation that children are future leaders of tomorrow makes it imperative for individuals, government at all levels and corporate organisations to put all hands on deck and improve on activities aimed at protecting the rights of children. “Our children are future leaders of tomorrow and the only way we can assist them to attain their full potentials is by protecting their rights,” he said.

The Lagos Assembly Speaker stated that it is important for every child to go to school expressing dismay at seeing children of school age hawking or doing other menial jobs during school hours when they are supposed to be in their various classrooms noting ,”I’m always disturbed seeing children of school age hawking or doing other things while they should be in school especially when education is free in Lagos State”.
He also called on parents and guardian to be vigilant and ensure that they monitor their wards’ movement and the company they move with. “The country is faced with various security challenges and children are now being used as agents of destruction. It is saddening to see children being used in suicide bombing, kidnapping and armed robbery.
This is a critical period in our history and the parents should rise up to the challenge. It is important that we as parents must monitor our children and ask question about the friends they keep,” he said.

Rt. Hon. Obasa stated that the state government particularly the state House of Assembly is committed to putting in place measures that will continue to enhance rights of children.

He reiterated the efforts of the state government in ensuring that children are protected under the law against molestation and other acts that can negatively affect the realization of their dreams, citing the state’s Child Rights Act of 2003 as one of such efforts put in place by the state government through the lawmaking effort of the state
Assembly.

The Assembly Speaker also advised children to face their studies and engage in activities that will allow them realise their potentials. “This is a very critical period in Nigeria hence our children must be wary of who they associate with. It is important for you to associate with right kind of people and engage in activities that will make you contribute positively to nation building,” he said.

Dairy Farm, Govt College Win Obasa Cups

Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Sango won the maiden edition of the Mudashiru Obasa Cup for Male Secondary School. Government Senior College, Agege won the female edition of the competition.
At the keenly contested final matches played at the astro turf pitch of Agege Stadium on Wednesday, 25th May, 2016. Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School defeated Abibatu Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School, Iloro, Agege by 2-0 while Government College defeated their counterparts from Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Agege by a lone goal.
The competition was bankrolled by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.
Speaking after the presentation of trophies and prizes to the winners, Rt. Hon. Obasa stated that the competition was conceived to unearth football talents for the country’s various national teams.
“Agege is well noted for producing sporting talents for Nigeria and I want to add that it is not only in football Agege has excelled as there talents from other sports who have come out of Agege to represent Nigeria at various levels” he said.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker assured that the competition would be an annual event promising that the next one will be bigger than this.

The presence of members of the Lagos State House of Assembly in their sky blue track suits added colour and glamour to the event watched by a capacity crowd.

Obasa Leads Lagos Lawmakers To Oba Akiolu’s Palace For His 13th Coronation Anniversary

On Tuesday, 24th May, 2016, the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty Rilwan Aremu Osuolale Akiolu, clocked 13 years on the throne.

Akiolu 1

Akiolu2

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, led some members of the House to pay homage to the monarch, who is also the Chairman of the state Council of Obas and Chiefs in his palace at Iga Idunganran.

Akiolu 3

Akiolu4

On the entourage of the Speaker were the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni; the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade; the Chief Whip, Hon. Rotimi Abiru; the Minority Whip, Hon. (Mrs.) Mosunmola Sangodara; Hon. (Mrs.) Adefunmilayo Tejuoso; Hon. Tunde Buraimoh; and Hon. Rasheed Makinde.

Akiolu5

Lagos Speaker’s Football Competition For Secondary School Final Gets Date

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 has been fixed for the final matches of the maiden Lagos Speaker’s Football Competition among secondary schools in Agege.

The finals of the football competition, according to a release by the Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Youths, Sports and Social Developmen, Honourable Adedamola Richard Kasumu, will take place on the astroturf pitch of Agege Stadium, Agege beginning from 2pm. The competition is opened to both male and female secondary teams in the area.

In the female category, Government College, Agege will lock horn with Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Agege. Incidentally both schools share the same compound. In the male category, Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Sango, Agege will trade tackles with Abibatu Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School, Iloro, Agege.

Earlier, winners have emerged in the third place play off with Lagos Baptist Senior Secondary School, Orile Agege winning the two play off matches.

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa will lead other members of the House to the event.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Commissions Projects in Lagos on behalf of President Buhari

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and other members of the House on Monday, 23rd May, 2016, joined the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to welcome the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to Lagos where he commissioned the following projects:
(a) The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) rescue unit at Oshodi
(b) The Ago Palace Way road, Okota
(c) The state’s contribution to security agencies (security equipment vehicles) at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

Speaker Obasa (left) and His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
Speaker Obasa (left) and His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
L-R: Senators Gbenga Ashafa and Solomon Olamilekan Adeola as well as Lagos Assermbly Deputy Speaker, Hon.Wasiu Eshinloku-Sanni.
L-R: Senators Gbenga Ashafa and Solomon Olamilekan Adeola as well as Lagos Assermbly Deputy Speaker, Hon.Wasiu Eshinloku-Sanni.
 L-R Deputy Majority Leader, Lagos Assembly, Hon.Muyiwa Jiomoh; Chief Whip, Hon.Rotimi Abiru; Majority Leader, Hon S.O.B Agunbiade; hon.Abdus-Sobur Adewale and some Lawmakers.
L-R Deputy Majority Leader, Lagos Assembly, Hon.Muyiwa Jiomoh; Chief Whip, Hon.Rotimi Abiru; Majority Leader, Hon S.O.B Agunbiade; hon.Abdus-Sobur Adewale and some Lawmakers.
VP Osinbajo (right) commissioning LASEMA Response Unit, Oshodi. Others from left are: Speaker Obasa, Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
VP Osinbajo (right) commissioning LASEMA Response Unit, Oshodi. Others from left are: Speaker Obasa, Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
VP Osinbajo (left), Speaker Obasa (middle) and former Lagos Governor, Minister for Power, works and Housing, Mr.Babatunde Raji Fashola(SAN).
VP Osinbajo (left), Speaker Obasa (middle) and former Lagos Governor, Minister for Power, works and Housing, Mr.Babatunde Raji Fashola(SAN).
 L-R: Speaker Obasa, Fashola, Dr Adebule,Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, VP Osibanjo and Governor Ambode.
L-R: Speaker Obasa, Fashola, Dr Adebule,Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, VP Osibanjo and Governor Ambode.