The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has announced that the state will create laws to protect its indigenes.
The laws, according to him, will include resolutions that address the areas of the economy, commerce, the protection of property and titles, as well as other areas, such as the reversal of “all that are reversible” to safeguard the interests of local people, The creation of such legislation is part of the assembly’s legislative agenda.
Obasa, addressing the controversies that have risen regarding who will take over the state , since the 2023 elections, stated that Lagos is a Yoruba land and while Some people have argued that non-indigenes might try to take over the state, Obasa’s comments countered these claims and expressed the importance of protecting the rights of indigenes: “We are going to employ all legislative instruments for the support of the indigenes of Lagos.” he said
The Speaker also announced that the State House of Assembly would ensure the translation of laws from English to Yoruba so that everyone could understand them. Obasa also emphasised that the collective goal of the assembly is to create a legislative framework that preserves the interests of local people.
Obasa who was recently elected speaker of the House of Assembly for the third consecutive term during his acceptance speech, had announced the legislative objectives of his tenure, One of his priorities is the protection of indigenes, he also pledged to use the full measure of the law to improve the economy, commerce, and properties in Lagos State.