Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday led the entire members of his cabinet to the Agege home of the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, on a condolence visit over the demise of Alhaji Suleimon Atanda Obasa.

Alhaji Suleimon Obasa, father of the Speaker, passed away on Tuesday at 83.

Governor Sanwo-Olu described the incident as shocking, especially as he was hale and hearty a few days before his demise.

“On behalf of the government and the people of Lagos State, I want to extend my sincere condolences to you and the entire Obasa family.

“No matter how old one’s parents are, one can never want them to go. So one can imagine the shock that the incident came with, but we have the belief that it was the appointed time.

“This is something that all of us owe life. We only pray that we live long and leave good legacies. It is clear that having produced you, your dad actually left a good legacy. So the onus is now on you to carry on with his good works as a community leader and one that brought together the entire family,” the governor said.

The governor equally commended the Speaker for his effective leadership of the Assembly and his service to Lagos. He prayed that the Speaker would continue to have the capacity to lead the legislative arm as he had always done.

Rt. Hon. Obasa, in his response, described the House as the Governor’s support base adding that the legislative arm is poised to ensure the success of the current administration.