LAGOS SPEAKER, OBASA RECEIVES VISITING KOGI SPEAKER, HON. MEMBERS
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has received a delegation of the Honourable Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly, led by their Speaker, Rt. Hon. Umar Ahmed Imam.
Accompanying the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa to receive the visiting lawmakers were the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade; Chairman, House Committee on Information & Strategy, Hon. Tunde Buraimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Local Government Administration, Hon. Kazeem Alimi; Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports & Social Development, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu and Chairman, House Committee on Arts, Culture & Tourism, Hon. Desmond Olushola Elliot.
A meeting was later held between the two states’ lawmakers, during which the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Umar Imam, informed the gathering that the purpose of the visit was to familiarize with the legislative process in the Lagos State House of Assembly and as well gather more experience on legislative duties.
‘‘We have come as united lawmakers, not as a divided House to visit the Lagos State House of Assembly – a senior Assembly and big brother -in order to gather more experience on how things are done,’’ Kogi Assembly Speaker said.
This is just as the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa commended Kogi State House of Assembly for resolving the differences that ensued among Members earlier this year amicably. He was of the opinion that the people of Kogi State would benefit immensely from the new spirit of fellowship, noting that the Leaderships in the Assembly and the State are interested in the development of the state.
In this regard, Rt. Hon. Obasa called on legislatures across the federation to come together to channel their energies towards creating moral high standards, untainted integrity and determination to assure the people of the Parliaments’ readiness to serve them better.
While declaring that all the arms of government are equal, Rt. Hon. Obasa challenged lawmakers to ‘‘summon the courage to identify ourselves as lawmakers and obtain what is good for our people’’.
At the end of the parley, the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Umar Ahmed Imam presented a portrait of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa to him. Speaker Obasa also presented souvenirs such as the Assembly’s calendar, pamphlets and writing materials.