The Lagos State House of Assembly’s ninth session came to a close on Friday, with both returning lawmakers and newly elected officials expressing their endorsement of Dr. Mudashiru Obasa as the Speaker of the upcoming 10th Assembly.
This was disclosed by Lawmakers-elect after the valedictory session, while breifing Journalists about the outcome of the meeting.
Speaking on behalf of the returning lawmakers, the immediate past Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Mojisola Lasbat Meranda, said Speaker Obasa had no rival.
He said, “I give it to the Rt. Hon. Speaker Obasa for being able to coordinate 40 members of different backgrounds, different thinking and religions and even different tribes because we had Hon. Jude Idimogu,” she said.
“Obasa is the best man for the job. The experience, capacity and leadership skills are there and I don’t see anybody matching up to him.
“He will be returning as a sixth timer and I don’t think any of us is on the same pedestal with him. I wish him all the best in the 10th Assembly because he is going to lead us again. He is a fantastic man.”
Speaking also, the immediate past chairman of the committee on public accounts (local), Mojeed Fatai, said the leadership of the ninth Assembly ensured a cordial relationship among members.
Mojeed said, “Mudashiru Obasa is going to speak again in the 10th Assembly. He is a man we have all resolved to lead us. When we started four years ago, all of us were elected from the APC and it was because of his effort and the way he handled the House.
“Today, we have 38 members from the APC coming in the 10th Assembly. The success is because of Obasa’s leadership capability. He is the best for the House and we want him to continue,” he said.
The honorable member representing, Ifako Ijaiye Constituency 1, Temitope Adewale described Obasa as a leader who had made tremendous impact on the members.
He said “Under Obasa, the executive and legislative arms of government have enjoyed a fantastic relationship and that is why you have developmental growth across the State today. You can also see the bills passed into law.
“With Mr. Speaker coming back and with our governor back, they will give to Lagosians the desired development that they yearn for particularly considering the fact that we now have a President who is from here,” Adewale said.
Representing the 20 first-term lawmakers-elect, Oladipo Olayinka Ajomale, set to serve Oshodi Isolo 2 in the 10th Assembly, affirmed their unanimous support for Obasa’s re-election as Speaker. Ajomale emphasized Obasa’s proven track record and experience, deeming him the most qualified candidate for the role. He declared the full backing of the new members, urging Obasa to speak on their behalf.
During the session, Speaker Obasa praised the lawmakers of the ninth Assembly for their support, leading to the passage of 46 bills, over 120 resolutions, and various regulations.
He also presented certificates of meritorious service to the members.