Obasa At Aso Rock As State Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy Implementation Committee Submits Report To Buhari

PRESENTATION OF THE INTERIM REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE ON AUTONOMY OF STATE LEGISLATURE AND JUDICIARY TO THE PRESIDENCY:

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman Conference of Speakers of State Legislature Rt.Hon Mudashiru Obasa and other Members of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Autonomy of State Legislatures and State Judiciary, today, presented an interim report on Strategies and modalities for the implementation of financial Autonomy of the State Legislature and State Judiciary in accordance with section 121(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended to his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa.


The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman Conference of Speakers of State Legislature of Nigeria, Rt.Hon Mudashiru Obasa and other members of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Autonomy of State Legislatures and State Judiciary, presented their interim report to President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock Villa on Tuesday.

Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, Obasa Honour Gbajabiamila In Lagos

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Speaker and Chairman of Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa at the reception in honour of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila organized by the state government which took place at Eko Hotel Lagos.

His Excellency, Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Speaker and Chairman of Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa at the reception in honour of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila organized by the state government which took place at Eko Hotel Lagos.

Members of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdul Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, Hon. Noheem Adams and Hon. Shokunle Olushola Hakeem at the reception in honour of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila organized by the state government which took place at Eko Hotel Lagos.

Photos News: Lagos Speaker Obasa At 14th Graduation & Valedictory Ceremony Of Tulip

L-R: Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Fatai Oluwa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa; Human Rights Activist and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN; Obasa’s son, Abdur Rahman; Abdur Rahman’s mother, Mrs Fausat Obasa; and member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Temitope Adewale; at the 14th Graduation and Valedictory Ceremony of the Nigerian Tullip College which took place in Ikeja on Saturday.

Comptroller Customs, Mr.Abubakar Aliyu Sadiq, President, CAPDAN, Mr Ahmed Ojikutu, Femi Falana (SAN) Rt.hon speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, Director NTIC South West zone, Mr. Jildirim. Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Temitope Adewale at the graduation Ceremony of NTIC 2019 set in Ikeja, Lagos on Saturday.

June 12: Lagos Speaker Commends Buhari, Greets Tinubu, Others For Their Commitment To Its Ideals

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for having the political will to declare June 12, Nigeria’s Democracy Day.

He also commended the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who during his reign initiated the idea of making June 12, the real Democracy Day; as well as other southwest governors, past and present who followed in his footsteps.

Rt Hon Obasa’s message was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in commemoration of the new Democracy Day coming up on Wednesday 12 June.

“We have to commend President Muhammadu Buhari for having the political will to right the wrong and for going ahead to sign the Bill passed by the National Assembly on the matter into Law. It shows the courage and commitment of a man who is hell bent on correcting the ills of the past.

“Going forward, we should also not fail to recognize and commend the pioneering efforts of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who was the first Governor to declare June 12 Democracy Day in the history of Nigeria. After his historic declaration, other southwest governors followed in his footsteps. We should therefore salute and commend their courage,” he said.

Rt Hon Obasa also commented on those who lost their lives and properties during the struggle for the actualisation of the June 12 mandate describing them as Demcracy Heroes. “We should also spare our thought for the Matyrs of Nigerian Democracy: Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola and his wife, Kudirat who lost their lives during the struggle,”he said.

The Lagos Assembly Speaker however stated that the ideal of June 12 lies not only in declaring it Democracy Day but the lesson learnt therein. “That election was a historic one: where millions of Nigerians voted in a peaceful atmosphere for one man. The struggle to actualise the election results and mandate was a clear indication that the Nigerian people will always fight for their right and struggle to defend what is right,” Rt Hon Obasa noted.

He stated further that, “on behalf of my colleagues in the Lagos State House of Assembly, I salute Nigerians on this historic celebration and wish them more of such”.

9th Lagos Assembly: Obasa Reelected Speaker

The Lagos State House of Assembly has reelected Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa as the Speaker of the Assembly.

Obasa, representing Agege Constituency 1 was nominated for the position by the lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland Constituency 2, Hon. Moshood Oshun and seconded by Hon. Yinka Ogundimu from Agege Constituency 2. Also elected during the proclamation and inauguration of the 9th Assembly on Friday 7th June at the Assembly premises was the Deputy Speaker of the 9th Assembly, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, who was nominated by Hon. Tunde Braimoh and seconded by Hon. Desmond Elliot.
Also elected were the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, Chief Whip, Hon. Rotimi Abiru, Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh and Deputy Chief Whip, Hon. Mosunmola Sangodara.

While proclaiming the Assembly, Governor Babatunde Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, stated that he would be inaugurating the 9th Assembly in line with the constitution.

The Governor, who appreciated the people Lagos State for their support at the polls, urged the lawmakers to live up to the expectations of the people. “As you commence the legislative duties it is important to remind ourselves that we are all accountable to the people of the state. “The essence of democracy is checks and balances and seperattion of power. Lagos State has always been a pacesetter and it will continue to remain one. “As progressive partners in this dispensation, we have a responsibility to raise the bar and it is important to uphold this. “We should activate the process to develop the state that is home to over 20 million people,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu added that the responsibility for oversight functions and the accuracy with which it deserved was very important for the lawmakers.
The Governor stressed that he was committed to the full implementation of the 2019 budget, which he said was important to the progress of the people of the state.

“I will be seeking your support for the quick passage of some bills that will be useful for the progress of the state. “I must congratulate all of us for the victory at the polls. We must honour our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinunu that has worked hard to sustain our democracy. I wish you a successful tenure in the 9th Assembly,” he said.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni
stated that the Assembly comprises 40 seats for 40 members and that all the members elect were from the All Progressives Congress

Eid-l-Fitri: Don’t Relent In Sharing Love, Eschew Violence, Lagos Speaker Advises Nigerians

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa has advised Nigerians not to relent in sharing love as part of the lessons derived from the just ended fasting period.
He also advised them to eschew violence and avoid utterances and actions that can cause breach of peace in the society.
“Ramadhan is a period we share love and I want to implore Nigerians not to relent in being their brother’s keeper as part of the lessons derived from the just ended fasting period,” he said.
Rt Hon Obasa’s advice was contained in his Sallah message to Nigerians to celebrate the Eid-l-Fitri festival to commemorate the end of the fasting period. The message was signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak.
“The Ramadan period was a time for sober reflection and a time we all move closer to Almighty Allah. It is also the period we share love among ourselves and my advice is that even after the fasting period, we should not stop being good to one another,” he said.
The Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria also advised Nigerians to eschew violence as well as actions and utterances that can breach public peace. “These are very critical periods as government at all levels move to consolidate on the gains of our democratic rule, hence there is need for us to be vigilant at all times. We should eschew violence and avoid actions and utterances that breach public peace. We should also assist security agencies in promoting peace and one way we can do this is by reporting suspicious individuals, groups and actions to relevant security agents on time,” Rt Hon Obasa said.
“On behalf of my colleagues in the Lagos State House of Assembly, I wish you all a blissful and rewarding Eid-l-Fitri celebration,” the Lagos Assembly Speaker said.

Assembly Urges Lagos CP To Curtail Cultism In Ikorodu, Writes Congratulatory Letter To Sanwoolu

The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Zubairu Muazu to curtail the activities of cultist members in Ikorodu Area of the state.
The House also agreed to write a congratulatory letter to the new Governor of the state, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu.
The issues surrounding gang war in Ikorodu followed an Urgent Matter of Public Importance raised by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade during plenary on Monday 3rd June, 2019.
Agunbiade had informed the House that the gang war by cultists in Ikorodu Constituency 1 of the state was affecting the peace of the area.
He stated that the gang war among rival cults members in Ikorodu has made life unbearable for the people of the area, saying that it had led to several deaths in the area.
The Majority Leader added that the rampaging cult members have turned Ikorodu to a theatre of war.
“Once it is 6 pm, people in Ikorodu Constituency 1 comprising Ikorodu North and Central areas of the state would be afraid of going about their normal businesses.
“I want the House to call on the Commissioner of Police in the state to intervene in the violence going on in Ikorodu and control the activities of the cultists so that peace could return to the area,” he said.
In his response, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, stated that it was not out of place to call on the Commissioner of Police to arrest the situation in Ikorodu area and return normalcy to the area.
Obasa then ordered the Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni to write the Commissioner of Police to curtail the activities of the cult members in Ikorodu Area, and this was supported by all the members, who adopted it as the resolution of the House through a voice vote.
The Speaker further sought the support of the members of the House to write a congratulatory letter to Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu to formally welcome him to the state.
He added that it was necessary for the House to welcome the Governor to the state since he had just resumed duty and wish him a successful tenure of office.