Lagos lawmakers give reasons for confidence vote on speaker Obasa

Lagos lawmakers give reasons for confidence vote on speaker Obasa

- Lawmakers at the Lagos state House of Assembly endorse and pass vote of confidence on Speaker Mudashiru Obasa

- Deputy majority leader of the House, Olumuyiwa Jimoh, says Lagos is now on the world map because of some bills sponsored by Obasa

- The lawmakers say the speaker has made them proud everywhere they have been

One after the other, members of the Lagos state House of Assembly stood up at plenary recently to pass a vote of confidence on the speaker, Mudashiru Obasa.

According to the lawmakers at the sitting presided by the speaker, the unanimous decision to declare their support for Obasa follows their claim that the state legislature is now more on the global map.

The deputy majority leader of the House, Olumuyiwa Jimoh, noted that some bills sponsored by the speaker in the last four years have earned the House global commendations.

He said some of these include the anti-kidnapping, the neighbourhood and the Yoruba compulsion laws.

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"I join my colleagues to pass a vote of confidence on you," he said while noting that the speaker had done well as a lawmaker and head of the Assembly.

In his opinion, the majority leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, confirmed that Obama's tenure had helped the legislative arm record many achievements.

"I stood here weeks back to talk about the achievements of the executive arm and this is because we are a supportive legislature. It wouldn't have been possible without good leadership.

"Your time has been very impressive and we ask for more from you because the reward for good work is more work," Agunbiade said.

On his part, Rotimi Olowo, a ranking member of the House, noted the administrative acumen of the speaker and stated that the latter had helped lawmakers to become feasible in their constituencies.

"The training you exposed us to have also improved us as members of the House. The movement of Lagos state to the next level has also shown your good leadership style.

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"You always want to ensure that Lagos state is not enmeshed in debts. You have sponsored bills and motions through proxies in the House.

"You even discussed this with President Muhammadu Buhari. You are a self-made man, you are a selfless man and a great man," he stated.

Tunde Braimoh, the lawmaker who raised the motion for the vote of confidence, noted that members are now very proud wherever they go.

Braimoh noted that in a society that is quick to condemn and not fast to commend, passing a vote of confidence on the speaker can be the least, especially judging by the way he has handled the affairs of the House so far.

"So many meaningful and impactful motions and bills have been initiated and passed under your leadership. You are also recognised in other states for your efforts at ensuring the independence of the legislative arm of government.

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"We are being well-led under your leadership and for these reasons, I want to move that we pass a vote of confidence on the speaker as a purposeful leader," Braimoh said.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, in his response, commended the members for their comments and thanked them for constantly supporting him.

"In the past, people used to come to the Assembly once, but now people have been coming twice, three times, four times and even five times.

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"It means we have all been doing well which is why people have been returning us.

"We have contributed a lot to the development of democracy. I want to urge you all to continue to do your best for the state," he said. earlier reported that the state Assembly recently began the probe of the purchase of 820 buses for public transportation in Lagos during the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

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