Chairman of Agege Local Government Area, Hon Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi has extoled the leadership qualities of Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa , who hails from the area.
The council boss praised Obasa for his dedication to duty, promotion of youths and good governance which has put Agege on a good pedestal for socio- economic and political growth in the last few years.
Egunjobi made the remarks during the official dedication of the council’s legislative building in honour of Obasa, held shortly after he presented N2.33 billion budget to the Legislative Arm.
Egunjobi said the Speaker was deserving of the honour having cut his teeth in lawmaking in the Council as a councillor and at a time, the Deputy Leader of the House. He said that Hon. Obasa ‘ contribution to the development of the area was enormous and unparalleled.
He said, “A poster boy for rising through the ranks, he had a humble political background. At one time, inside this same building, he was a Councillor and later a Deputy Leader of the House. “Today, he is the Speaker of the vibrant 8th Lagos State House of Assembly, and also a lawyer.
So on eligibility, there is no issue. And there should be no division in Agege on this matter!” The council boss added that the people of Agege were enamoured of Hon. Obasa owing to his achievements and supports for the community. His said: “A man, who has excelled in his chosen field, and who has brought much pride and honour to Agege, prompting the expression, Agege One, Obasa One.
“We gathered here today, to help historians who will 100 years from now, record that Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa was recognised in his community by his folks, who were truly impressed and inspired by his achievements, and contributions to the development of Agege.” Responding, Hon. Obasa expressed gratitude to the Council for finding him worthy of the honour.
According to him, “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.” While presenting the budget tagged, “Budget of Sustainable, Social Economic and Infrastructural Development”, Egunjobi disclosed that N633m was capital expenditure while N1.7bn was for recurrent, adding that his administration was determined to walk its talk by making the budget highlights a reality.