The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly is the political head of the Lagos State House of Assembly. Elected by the Members of the Assembly, the speaker's statutory duty is to preside over the sitting and deliberations of the Assembly. The Speaker also represents the voters of his or her constituency. Since inauguration of the state house of assembly on October 2, 1979, there have been 8 legislative assemblies with 8 representative holding the office of Speaker. The Speaker of the 1st Legislative Assembly is Rt. Hon Oladosun Oshinowo and the incumbent speaker is RT. HON. MUDASHIRU AJAYI OBASA
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE SPEAKER
The Speaker is best known as the person who keeps order and call members to speak during proceedings. The Speaker presides over the affairs of the House and guides the proceedings impartially.
The Speaker calls Members in turn to give their opinion on an issue. Members signal that they want to speak by standing up from their seat or they can notify the Speaker in advance by writing. The Speaker has full authority to make sure Members follow the rules of the House during proceedings. This can include:
directing a Member to withdraw remarks if, for example, they use abusive language
suspending the sitting of the House due to serious disorder
suspending Members who are deliberately disobedient
Aside from duties relating to presiding over the House, the Speaker also performs administrative and procedural functions, and remains a constituency Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
The Lagos State House of Assembly's information office deals with inquiries about the Speaker's Office.