Eighth Lagos Assembly Wind Down with Special Valedictory Service
Written by Adekoya on June 6, 2019
The Eighth Lagos State Assembly would be remembered for holding two hundred and sixteen sittings, passage of forty-three bills and over two hundred resolutions geared to improve governance in the state.
This came to the fore at the valedictory plenary to wind down the eighth Assembly which began in June 2015, held in Alausa-Ikeja.
Each of the forty lawmakers took turns to highlight their experiences and achievements in the last four years with glowing tributes to the leadership of the House, their individual constituencies and the ruling party, APC.
The state legislators also used the occasion to remember their colleague, Mr. Kazeem Alimi who represented Eti Osa Constituency one until July 18th 2017, when he died during a brief illness.
One of the lawmakers who would not return to the House, Chief Olusegun Olulade who said he felt fulfilled representing Epe Constituency two for eight years in the assembly, implored members of the ninth assembly to buckle up and take the House to greater heights.
On his part, a member representing Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency one, Mr. Rasheed Makinde who thanked his constituents for the opportunity to serve again, listed the neighborhood safety Corp law and the land grabbers law as the most impactful of the legislations from the Assembly.
In his valedictory speech, the Speaker, Chief Mudashiru Obasa commended his colleagues for their tenacity which he said engendered a good working relationship with other arms of government.
Our assembly correspondent Akinboye Akintola reports that twenty-nine members of the Eighth Assembly were re-elected with eleven new ones to constitute the ninth assembly, that has only three female legislators.