Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has said it’s now imperative for the state to promulgate laws to protect its indigenes.
Obasa disclosed this in his acceptance speech immediately after he was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 10th Assembly for the third consecutive term.
He noted that as part of its legislative agenda, there would be laws and resolutions in the areas of economy and commerce, property and titles, as well as reversal of “all that are reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes”.
Obasa, who highlighted some of the controversies that rocked the state in the build-up to the 2023 elections, including the notion that Lagos is a no man’s land, insisted that Lagos is a Yoruba land.
“Lagos is Yoruba land as against the assertions of some people that it is a no man’s land.
“Therefore, part of our legislative agenda is to ensure the translation of laws passed by this House to the Yoruba language.
“We also aim at achieving our collective goals of creating a robust legislative framework that protects the interest of our people.
“Going forward in this wise, we are going to employ all legislative instruments for the support of the indigenes of Lagos.
“There would be laws and resolutions in the areas of economy and commerce, property and titles and we will reverse all that are reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes,” he said in his acceptance speech immediately after he was unanimously elected as Speaker of the assembly.