The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have joined family members, friends and members of Lagos State House of Assembly to congratulate the Speaker of the State House, Mudasiru Obasa, as he celebrates his 50th birthday today, November 11.
News Agency of Nigeria reported that, Tinubu, In a special congratulatory statement, wished Obasa long life and good health, as he commends the Speaker for his contributions to the growth of the state.
The statement read, “Lagos, and indeed Nigeria, will remain an excellent place with people like Speaker Mudasiru Obasa in public office.
“I congratulate him on attaining 50. I commend him for his helpful contributions to the growth and development of Lagos.
“An important member of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos, the House of Assembly under Obasa’s leadership has demonstrated that with the parliament working in harmony and cooperation with the Executive, governance becomes much easier and government can better deliver dividends of democracy to our people.
“Obasa has been within the corridor of power since 1999 when he was elected Councillor and particularly in 2015 when he emerged at the pinnacle of the Legislature in the state as Speaker through his commitment, dedication and political sagacity.
“He has created record as a member of the state assembly for the fifth time and has also been nominated to contest again in 2023.
“Such is his political worth, experience and leadership that he has held office as Lagos Speaker for two consecutive terms and he is also on record to have led his peers across the country as Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State House of Assembly.
“Obasa is a progressive and grassroots politician with whom we have fought and won many political battles.
“On the occasion of his 50th birthday, I congratulate Speaker Obasa on his achievements. My prayer is that Almighty Allah fills this new age and indeed all the years of his life with joy and success.
“May He also imbue him with immense grace and wisdom.”
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu said, “On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke, the Lagos State government, leaders and members of the ruling APC, and the good people of Lagos State, I congratulate the Speaker.
“I join millions of well-wishers, colleagues, associates, and family members to congratulate Speaker Obasa on his Golden Jubilee celebration.
“You (Obasa) are a loyal and committed member of the progressive family in Lagos State, especially in Agege Local Government Area where you served passionately as councilor on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) from 1999 to 2002.
“It is before being elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2003 and re-elected four consecutive times to become the longest serving lawmaker in the assembly.”
In a aura of celebration, Obasa, on Thursday, distributed education materials to 2,000 pupils and students in Agege Local Government Area of the state.
The schools that received the materials included State Senior High School, Oyewole; and Ifelodun Nursery and Primary School, Oyewole, Agege, among others.
The Speaker urged the students to study hard in order to excel in their academic pursuits.
“The future is yours and what can get you there is knowledge,” he said.