Lagos Assembly Sets Up Committee To Tackle Environmental Challenges

Lagos Assembly Sets Up Committee To Tackle Environmental Challenges

The Lagos State House of Assembly has set up an adhoc committee to look into the issues of environmental challenges and degradation in the state.

The committee as announced by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa during plenary on Tuesday would have Hon. Moshood Oshun from Lagos Mainland 2 Constituency 2 as Chairman.

Members of the committee are Hon. Olayiwola Sobur from Mushin Constituency 2, Hon. Folajimi Mohammed From Ikeja Constituency 1 and Hon. Tijani Suraju from Ojo Constituency 2.

Obasa, who observed that issues of abandoned projects and disposal of refuse characterized the environment in the state, directed the committee to visit some of the drainages, LAWMA office and report back to the House in one week.

This decision followed a Matter of Urgent Public Importance raised by Hon. Raheem Noheem from Eti Osa Constituency 1.

Raheem recalled that there was an Executive Order by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on May 29, 2019, where he declared state of emergency on the Environment in Lagos State.

“Is there any improvement in waste management since the Executive Order was issued.

“It has improved in some parts of the state such as my area, Eti Osa Constituency 1, but it is not so in some other parts of the state.

“There is a way we need to manage our waste in the state. “We generate 13,000 metric tonnes of waste daily in the state, but how do we turn them to wealth.

“Lagos State is being flooded daily during rainy season due to the way we manage our environment,” he said.

The lawmaker then urged the State Ministry of the Environment to evacuate the waterways in the state, adding that most of the drainages in the state were not being evacuated.

In his view, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, from Shomolu Constituency 1, stated that all the drainages around Maryland in Ikeja had been blocked.

Olowo added that the state needed to do more on dredging.

He however, called on the local government to complement what the state government is doing on the environment.

Also speaking on the matter, Hon. Bisi Yusuff from Alimosho Constituency 1 stated that refuse were being used to generate power in other climes.

Yusuff said that the government could not do the work alone, adding that the attitude of the people would determine their altitude.

“When we don’t throw waste where it is not necessary, then we will make progress.

“We should be vigilant about our environment. The work of clearing the drainage from Agege to Aboru was awarded and the contractor was mobilised with about N1 Billion and yet it has not been cleared,” he said.

Hon. Rasheed Makinde from Ifako Ijaiye Constituency 2 said that waste generation was synonymous to urbanization, and that waste is generated based on human activities.

According to him, when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was the Governor of the state, the environment was well managed.

“But in the last government, the companies that were clearing the waste were sent away only for the government to bring an organization that was not known to us.

“We should bring back our PSPs, and we should work on our wetland.

“The office of the drainage management in the Ministry of the Environment should be made to work again. It is when the drains are blocked that we have a lot of flood on our roads,” he said.

These were corroborated by Hon. Tunde Braimoh from Kosofe Constituency 2, who said that the perception of Lagos State to the outside world was appealing.

He stressed that nothing had been done on drainages in the last two years.

He said: “a lot of drainages had been blocked in my area in Kosofe.

“Roads, refuse and drainages are interwoven and when one is bad it will affect another.

“The issue of potable water is also there, we don’t have potable water in the state.

“The primary work of the local government is to clear refuse and do things like these rather than the white elephant projects some of them are embarking upon.”

In his comment, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade from Ikorodu Constituency 1 suggested that the lawmakers should collate the drainages that require attention in their constituencies and that the Assembly should send the list to the necessary agencies.
Agunbiade added that the House could then evaluate what would have been done in the next two or three months.

Lagos Assembly Set To Screen Sanwo-Olu’s 25 Commissioner Nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday read out the names of the commissioner nominees of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the state and gave an assurance that the House would work on the list quickly.

A letter from the Governor containing the names of the 25 commissioner nominees were read by the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni during plenary.

The nominees were Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, Professor Akin Abayomi, Dr. Idris Salako, Mr. Tunji Bello, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka and Mrs. Bolaji Dada

Others included Mr. Lere Odusote, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, Ms. Adekemi Ajayi, Mr. Femi George, Dr. Wale Ahmed, Mr. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN), Mr. Hakeem Fahm and Mrs. Ajibola Ponle.

Also on the list were Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, Mr. Segun Dawodu, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Mr. Sam Egube, Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, Mr. Tunbosun Alake and Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo.

The list contained the first batch of the nominees with an assurance that there would be a subsequent batch.
The nominees are to serve as Commissioners and Special Advisers upon ratification by the legislature.

DEVELOP LOVE FOR PEOPLE-ORIENTED LAWS – OBASA CHARGES COLLEAGUES

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has urged his colleagues to develop passion for the art of lawmaking.

The Lagos Assembly Speaker made this remark during opening ceremony of a 3-day retreat for the Legislators, organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly, with the theme: “Setting Effective Legislative Agenda for the 9th Lagos State House of Assembly. ”

Rt. Hon. Obasa, who also doubles as Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, reminded his colleagues of their just concluded brainstorming forum on infrastructure development and finance of Lagos State.

He therefore urged the lawmakers to focus on how the legislature will support the executive through their different committees, noting that, “our obligation is to perform oversight functions and make quality legislations to guide the positive ideas of the Executive.”

Rt. Hon. Obasa further charged his colleagues to make judicious use of the retreat, which is meant to entrench them, especially the new members, with the intricacies of quality legislation and representation of their constituents.

While wishing them a rewarding and fulfilling programme, the Lagos Assembly Speaker urged the lawmakers to develop ideas that can accelerate the development and growth of Lagos State.

Adeleke must now prove his commitment to growth of Osun – Speaker Obasa

Supreme Court judgement: Time for Adeleke to support Oyetola – Lagos speaker

The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has urged the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, to prove his commitment to the residents of the State of Osun by supporting the Governor Gboyega Oyetola.

Speaker Obasa said this in reaction to the Supreme Court judgement which, on Friday, July 5, reaffirmed the ruling of an appeal court which earlier upheld the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Obasa expressed happiness at the decision of the apex court and Adeleke’s reaction in which the latter said he never took the September 2018 governorship election as do-or-die.

“I join other Nigerians in congratulating Governor Gboyega Oyetola over this historic victory. I also thank the people of the State of Osun for remaining resolute in their support for our party and the governor.

“I want to urge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to have a broader focus of joining hands with Governor Oyetola to move Osun to a higher height.
“Politics is over; it is time for governance, and Senator Adeleke’s support for Governor Oyetola’s vision would further advance the state and its people.

“Osun is known as a land of peace. While I urge the governor to be magnanimous in victory, I will also task Adeleke to take advantage of the governor’s open arms in the interest of the state and its people,” the Speaker said.

To the people of the State, Obasa emphasised that this was the best time to sustain their trust and support for the government which is confirmed to have hit the ground running.
Obasa, who doubles as the chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures, expressed confidence in the ability and capacity of Oyetola to deliver and build on the solid foundation laid by his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

“If Oyetola could do the much he did even in the face of the legal battle, I have no reason to doubt that the next four years would get the State of Osun in the right direction,” Obasa added.

The Lagos Speaker also commended the leadership of the APC, including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the party’s victory in Osun just as he noted that the doors of the ruling party are wide open to receive as many well-meaning Osun people as possible.

Lagos boat mishap: Speaker Obasa reacts, mourns victims

The speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Rt, Hon, Mudashiru Obasa, has expressed sadness over the boat mishap that happened in Lagos on Sunday, June 30.

The Speaker, while expressing shock concerning the incident, condoled with the families of the victims of the mishap.
The chairman of the Conference of Speakers of the State Legislatures in Nigeria promised that the Lagos state will continue to fashion out the best ways to ensure safety of lives of the residents of the state.

“It’s sad to hear yet another boat mishap on our waterways. May God rest the souls of those departed while we keep working on finding lasting safety precautions for our waterways. It is sad,” Obasa expressed.

Obasa commended the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who embarked on rescue efforts at the scene.
LASEMA boss, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, had reportedly said the boat, which was on its way from Badore in Ajah to Egbin, Ikorodu, flipped over at the Ipakan Boat Jetty due to heavy currents.
Reports showed that so far, three of the victims had been rescued and taken to the hospital while the dead.

The speaker cautioned transporters in the state to be safety conscious at all times as they go about their business activities.

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.

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

Photo News

Caption: Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and his wife, Olusola; at the swearing-in of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo0Olu; and his deputy, Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Wednesday, 26th of May, 2019.

Caption: His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, His royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and Madam Speaker, Mrs. Olusola Obasa at the swearing-in of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo0Olu; and his deputy, Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Wednesday, 26th of May, 2019.