“Lagos isn’t no-man’s land — we’ll make laws to protect indigenes’ property”
The Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has said that the legislature will make laws in the areas of property and economy to protect indigenes of the state.
On Tuesday, Obasa was unanimously re-elected as speaker after the proclamation of the state’s 10th assembly by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state.
The election of Obasa as the speaker of the 10th assembly means that he will be occupying the position for the third consecutive term.
In his acceptance speech, the speaker said Lagos is a “Yoruba land” and that laws passed by the assembly will now be translated to Yoruba language.
Obasa added that the assembly will ensure that laws are made to protect the interests of indigenous people of Lagos, adding that lawmakers will “reverse all that is reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes”.
“Lagos is a Yoruba land as against the assertions of some people that it is a no-man’s land,” he said.
“Therefore, part of our legislative agenda is to ensure the translation of laws passed by this House to 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.”
In the build-up to the February and March elections in Lagos, there were divisive statements made on and off social media.
The rhetoric heightened tension during the election, with reports of intimidation and harassment of voters rife across the state.