Lagos not no man’s land, to make laws favourable to indigenes – Obasa

Mudashiru Obasa

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa has said that the assembly would prioritise making laws to protect the interest of the indigenous people of the state.

Obasa stated this in his acceptance speech after his re-election as speaker for the third consecutive time.

In the build-up to the 2023 general elections, there were claims and counter-claims about Lagos being a “no man’s land”.

But Obasa said lawmakers would go to any length in protecting the state indigenes even if it meant reversing existing law.

“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 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.”