- Alumni association describes Obasa as pride of LASU
- Says Speaker’s success helped LASU accreditation
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has said his dream is to ensure that the state-owned university (LASU) catches up with top with top tertiary institutions across the world.
Speaker Obasa said this on Tuesday evening when he received the Lagos State University Alumni Association led by its vice president, Norrison Quakers, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Obasa, who noted that majority of the lawmakers in the State Assembly are products of the institution, said the House is poised to make it compete favourably with others across the globe.
Currently, according to the Speaker, “There is hardly any institution in the country that lasu cannot compete with shoulder to shoulder.”
He commended the alumni association saying it was obvious its efforts have paid off for the institution.
“There is need to come together and build the society especially considering the factor that binds us together which is LASU. I cannot disengage myself from LASU and LASU cannot disengage itself from me.
“On our own as representatives of the people, we have been doing our best in terms of lawmaking to keep building that institution,” he said citing how the House passed a legislation that resolved the crisis in the appointments of LASU’s vice chancellors.
He said the House had always ensured requests involving LASU are made parts of the budget so that the institution would always meet the requirements of the NUC for accreditation. “This shows we are conscious of the need to grow the institution,” he added.
The Speaker promised that the House would continue to liaise with the executive arm led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the benefit of the institution and for future generations.
Earlier, the delegation commended the Speaker for his effective leadership of the House of Assembly saying his activities as a product of the institution had assisted it with the successful accreditation of its law faculty.
The body described Obasa as a pride of LASU, both because of his position as Speaker and success in the leadership of the legislative arm of the state.
Noting that the association had many programmes lined up to benefit LASU and Lagos residents, the members of the alumni said they were at the Assembly to partner with the Speaker.
The alumni said one of its proposed programmes assist indigent students of the school graduate and become useful individuals in the society.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday announced the chairman of the reconstituted committees of the House.
At a sitting where the amendment to two bills were also passed, the Speaker urged the new chairmen to act in ways to make the House truly seen as carrying out its oversight functions in the best interests of the people.
Below is a list of the committees and their chairmen:
1. Sanai Agunbiade – Business Rules and Standing Order
2. Mojisola Meranda – Ethics, Protocols and Privileges
3. Sarajudeen Tijani – House Services
4. Saka Solaja – Public Accounts (State)
5. Mojeed Fatai – Public Account (Local)
6. Kehinde Joseph – Agriculture
7. Gbolahan Yishawu – Economic Planning and Budget
8. Okanlawon Sanni – Education (Ministry)
9. Ajani Owolabi – Tertiary Institutions
10. Olanrewaju Afinni – Science and Technology
11. Rotimi Abiru – Environment
12. Desmond Elliot – Ministry/Parastatals
13. Yinka Ogundimu – Establishment, Training and Pension
14. Folajimi Mohammed – Energy and Mineral Resources
15. Wahab Jimoh – Waterfront Infrastructure
16. Nureni Akinsanya – Physical Planning and Urban Development
17. Adewale Temitope – Transportation
18. Bisi Yusuff – Commerce, Industry and Cooperative
19. Mojisola Ali-Macaulay – Women Affairs, Poverty Alleviation and Job Creation
20 Tobun Abiodun – Works and Infrastructure
21. Jude Idimogu – Wealth Creation and Employment
22. Rotimi Olowo – Finance
23. Hakeem Sokunle – Health
24. Ibrahim Layode – Home Affairs
25 Olatunji Oluwa – Torusim, Arts and Culture
26. Moshood Oshun – Youth and Social Development
27. Akande Judiciary, Lasiec and Public Petitions
28. Adedamola Kasunmu – Lands
29. Rasheed Makinde – Housing
30. Setonji David – Information and Strategy
31. Femi Saheed – Central Business District
32. Raheem Kazeem – Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations
33. Olayiwola Olawale – Local Government and Community Relations
34. Noheem Adams – Legislative Compliance
35. Rauf Age Suleiman – Procurement
36. Mosunmola Sangodara – Inter-parliamentary Relations
37 Saad Olumo Lukeman – Public-Private Partnerships
38. Sylvester Ogunkelu – Oversea Investments and SDG
Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly also confirmed the nominees of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for some commissions.
For the Health Service Commission, the House confirmed Dr. Onayiga Atinuke as chairman while the members are: Mrs. Kemi Ogunyemi, Dr. Mobolaji Olukoya, and Dr. Olumuyiwa Solanke.
For the Procurement Agency Board, the House confirmed Foluso Olayinka Onabowale, Mr. Folorunso Hakeem Mustafa, and Mr. Olusola Lanre as members.
For the Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation Governing Board, the House confirmed Goke Adeniyi, Omolara Abike Alakija, as members while for the Judicial Service Commission, the lawmakers confirmed Mr. Supo Ati-John, Mrs. Bamidele Akinyemi, Mr. Seyinde Kareem and Mahmud Daudu as members.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Christians across Lagos State and Nigeria to celebrate this year’s Christmas with a resolve to continue to strengthen their love for their neighbours and the country.
In a message commemorating the Y2020 Christmas celebration, Obasa, also commended Christians for playing positive roles in the unification of the country as well as their prayers for a greater Nigeria.
Obasa noted that the prayers of the faithful in Lagos and Nigeria had helped the country, especially in 2020 when the world was humbled by COVID-19.
The Speaker, while congratulating residents of Lagos for being alive to witness the celebration, urged them “not to take God’s grace in their lives for granted by flouting the protocols against Coronavirus.
“It is no longer news that COVID-19 resurfaced at a time we were all heaving a sigh of relief. This time, the cases recorded daily is a cause for concern.
“In spite of the growing fear, however, the fact is that we can individually play our parts by adhering strictly to all the guidelines for our collective protection.
“Therefore, as we celebrate, we should be mindful of our actions and be conscious of our environment.
“We should also remember those who are in need knowing that Jesus lived, preached and practicalised love.
“Let us remember Matthew 25 verse 14: ‘The king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’,” the Speaker advised.
Fresh series of plots being hatched against the Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, by his traducers have been uncovered.
The plots, a four-pronged strategy, are believed to be the second phase of the plans masterminded by some alleged individuals using the media to malign the Speaker in what is now believed to be “an attempt to pull him down by all means.”
Available information shows that four new strategies are being adopted following the failure of an initial plot against Speaker Obasa which included the use of mostly doctored or alleged fake information and documents said to have been stolen from the State House of Assembly as well as claims of money appropriated for events not held.
One of the new strategies, it was learnt, is a plan to sponsor a protest against the Speaker over allegations of corruption which have all been debunked by the House of Assembly.
Findings have also indicated that on the table is the card of a plan to link the Speaker with a series of properties. Already, sources close to the plotters have hinted Obasa’s camp that photographs of the supposed properties are already being taken and these include houses and other assets with valid owners.
The source was quoted as saying, “The photographs are already being collated and they are meant to be released soon. However, there are issues which stem from the need on our side to give the accurate impression. So those saddled with the responsibility among us as trying to ensure there are no lose ends that would make public not believe the story.”
Recall that against what some analysts have argued as financial and banking impossibility, the Speaker was recently alleged to have 64 accounts with different names and dates of birth linked to his BVN.
According to the insiders, who spilled the plots, a third plan is to link the Obasa with any possible criminal act that may have been committed in the past by anybody believed to be close to him.
The plotters are of the view that this would put the Speaker on the defensive as he would, like the previous plots, work hard to wriggle his way out of the allegation even though it could be false.
The fourth plan, which a source said was being critically considered, is to link Obasa with Kingus Ltd, a company owned by a relative and which has had a relationship with the Lagos State Government for some years running.
Baring any unforseen circumstance, the plots are reportedly in top gear, it was learnt.
Recently, there have been allegations from Sahara Reporters, an online medium, which released what it termed exclusive stories about the Speaker.
However, each item of the reports has been deflated by either Obasa or members of the House of Assembly.
The House, sometime ago, released facts relating to an alleged N17 million said to have been spent on the Speaker’s guest House. From the reaction of the House, it was discovered that several items and offices are serviced with the sum.
Another report claimed that money was budgeted for Christmas party that never held. However, videos and photographs of the event have since dented the veracity of the report.
Meanwhile in reaction to the claim linking the Speaker to 64 accounts, a financial expert, who does not want his name in print, argued: “I stand to be corrected, it is certainly impossible and extremely difficult for one and same BVN number to be shared by Ajayi Mudashiru Obasa, Obasa Abdulrahman Gbadunola and Gabriel Adedoyin Savage except if the other two are minors and are also his children or wards under him.
“So we need the means of identification used to enable us arrive at reasonable conclusion. Differences in date of birth can also not fly because the BVN data bank will reject it unless a sworn affidavit is submitted to harmonise the differences in dates of births failing which d accounts will be restrained.
“It’s only one date of birth that is admissible and it should be the one backed up with affidavit. Hence, it’s not possible for two different dates of births to enjoy same BVN number.”
While some Nigerians believe that the goal of the nocturnal battle is simply to diminish his ranks ahead of 2023 and as such ensure that he does not end his tenure as Speaker, others have been asking questions about what sin Obasa could have committed to warrant the desire to bring him down.
This, it was learnt, was corroborated at a meeting aimed at further victimising him which held at the GRA Ikeja house of a former governor.