Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State has named its Legislative building after the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa.
The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi announced this on Wednesday during the presentation of the council’s budget at the council’s Legislative building in Agege.
Alhaji Egunjobi stated that the decision to name the building after Obasa was in appreciation of his remarkable representation of the Agege community in the state Assembly.
“There’s no doubt that Rt. Hon. Obasa has contributed immensely to the development and growth of this great community. He has proven to be a role model for youths who want to achieve greater things in life. Rt. Hon. Obasa remains our symbol for his commitment, strong desire and resilience to the development and growth of this great community,” Alhaji Egunjobi said.
According to him, the Lagos Assembly Speaker remains a source of inspiration to aspiring young politicians. “He started his public career as an elected councillor at this hallowed council chamber in 1999 and today he is the leading lawmaker in Lagos State. It’s because he started at this hallowed chamber we are naming the Legislative building after him. We are also unveiling his photograph while serving as a councillor here to serve as source of inspiration to young politicians that they can become great with commitment, loyalty, sense of purpose and perseverance,” the Agege council chairman said.
The Speaker’s photograph while serving as a councillor was unveiled by Hon. Rasheed Osanyinpeju, who was Leader of the Legislative Council during the time Obasa was a councillor.
Responding, an elated Lagos Speaker expressed appreciation to the Agege Local Government for founding worthy of the honour.
“I’m happy and elated and I’m equally surprised at this very great honour. Nobody informed me that this is what I’m coming. I thought it was only for the budget presentation but indeed this is a very pleasant surprise, ” Rt. Hon. Obasa said.
The Lagos Speaker stated further that the honour will spur him to do more for the development of Agege community. “We will not relent in our desire and commitment to the development and growth of the Agege community in particular and Lagos State in general.
“I also want to thank Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his commitment to the even development and growth of Lagos in general and Agege in particular. I’m assuring you all that we remain steadfast to the growth of this state,” he said.
The event was witnessed by Honourable Oluyinka Ogundimu, representative of Agege Constituency 2 in the House and Hon. Johnson Sunday Babatunde, Chairman of Orile Agege Local Council Development Area among others.