Lagos house speaker wins outstanding speaker in Nigeria


Speaker Mudashiru Obasa of the Lagos state House of assembly has emerged the ‘most outstanding speaker’ in Nigeria in a one-year period starting from June 2015 when the House was inaugurated.

In a report by Naij, the award was handed over to him by the City People Media Group which annually organises awards for segments of the Nigerian society. Obasa came top out of the 36 speakers assessed for the award. Excited lawmakers at plenary took turns to eulogise Obasa for effectively running the affairs of the assembly since last year. Chairman, committee on information of the House, Tunde Braimoh, while briefing on the award, told the speaker: “I congratulate you for the well-deserved honour. I wish you better health and peace of mind as you lead us through these legislative duties.”

Contributing, the majority leader, Sanai Agunbiade, said: “It is encouraging when one is being recognised for hard work and diligence.

“I commend my colleagues for their support and teamwork in ensuring Lagos state is moving forward. “Congratulations for the well-deserved award and for continuously watering us, your seeds, seedling and those of us that are the big Iroko trees.”

In his response, Obasa commended and appreciated his colleagues for their support while dedicating the award to them, the management of the Assembly and staff. “As stated in my inaugural speech, we will always do those things that will bring economic growth to our people and Lagos state. “I also commend and appreciate my colleagues because you have been loyal, faithful and closed your eyes to my shortcomings; that is why we are able to receive this award,” he said.

Meanwhile, the assembly has called on relevant agencies of the government to address the acute water supply to parts of the state as well as issues that could cause flooding in the state.

The House asked the state ministries of Environment and Information to immediately commence sensitisation of the residents on keeping their environment clean.

The call followed a motion moved by Segun Olulade, the chairman, committee on health services over the ravaging of Poka and Imokin villages in Eredo, Epe area of the state by flood. The lawmakers also urged the ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to ensure that all building constructions comply with approved designs.

Meanwhile, the House is expecting top traditional rulers in the western part of Nigeria to grace a one-day stakeholders’ meeting aimed at making the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in all public and private schools in Lagos. The event will hold on Thursday 2, June, 2016.

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