In Lagos: Obasa Re-elected As Speaker


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday inaugurated the ninth Lagos State House of Assembly which saw Mr Mudashiru Obasa re-emerging as the Speaker of the assembly.

Proclaiming the ninth Assembly, Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, said that he looked forward to a harmonious relationship with the House, News Agency reports.

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“Some few days ago, I took the oath of Office as the 15th Governor of Lagos State.

“Today, I am in the hallowed chamber of the Lagos State House of Assembly to inaugurate the ninth Assembly of the state legislature in line with Section 105 Subsection 3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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“I am here with a heart of gratitude and to particularly commend Lagosians who came out in large number to vote our party, APC, as evident in the composition of the House being convened today comprising 100 per cent members of our great party.

“This is an eloquent testimony to the unwavering commitment of our people to progressive ideals which we have sustained since 1999.

“As we commence the legislative duties, it is important to remind ourselves that although we belong to different arms of government, we are all accountable to the people of this great state who have repose a great deal of trust and confidence in our party,” the governor said.

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In his acceptance speech after the oath, Obasa said that the state was blessed to compete with other countries of the world, “we are ready to collaborate with other arms of government, especially the executive, for the success of this administration; our doors are open,’’ he added.


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