By Olayiwola Rasheed Jebba Hamilton

In the heart of Lagos State, a transformative journey unfolded under the visionary leadership of Speaker Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa. The Lagos State House of Assembly, once a nascent institution, blossomed into a beacon of excellence, garnering global recognition.

Between year (2015-2017), Rt. Hon (Dr) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa’s tenure began with a clear vision: to establish a robust and efficient legislative framework. He implemented structural reforms, fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, and inclusivity. The Assembly’s infrastructure was modernized, providing a conducive environment for lawmakers to excel.

Between year (2017-2019), under Dr. Mudashiru Obasa’s guidance, the Lagos State House of Assembly became a hub for innovative legislation. Landmark bills, such as the Lagos State Domestic Violence Law and the Lagos State Cancer Institute Law, demonstrated the Assembly’s commitment to the well-being of citizens. Strategic collaborations with international organizations further enriched the legislative process.

Between year (2019-2021), Dr. Obasa prioritized capacity building, recognizing the importance of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. He introduced training programs for lawmakers, staff, and youth, empowering them to drive progress. The Assembly’s internship program became a benchmark for youth development, offering hands-on experience in governance.

From year (2021-Present), the Lagos State House of Assembly’s global reputation soared under Rt. Hon (Dr) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa’s leadership. Strategic partnerships with international bodies, such as the United Nations and the African Parliamentary Union, facilitated knowledge sharing and best practices. The Assembly hosted high-profile conferences, solidifying its position as a thought leader in the legislative landscape.

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Key Achievements under his leadership are:

• Passage of landmark bills.
• Modernization of the Assembly’s infrastructure.
• Capacity building and youth empowerment initiatives.
• International collaborations and recognition.

In conclusion, Rt. Hon (Dr) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa’s visionary leadership has indelibly marked the Lagos State House of Assembly. His unwavering commitment to excellence has transformed the institution, inspiring a new generation of leaders. The Power of One Man has consolidated the Assembly’s global reputation, cementing its position as a beacon of legislative excellence.

In the words of Dr. Obasa, “A single man’s dedication can spark a revolution. Together, we can achieve greatness.” His legacy continues to inspire, a testament to the transformative power of visionary leadership.

Olayiwola Rasheed Jebba Hamilton is the Special Adviser to the Executive Chairman, Agege Local Government, on Environment, Information and Civic Engagement.

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