The lawmaker representing Agege I state constituency, Dr Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has been elected as the Speaker of the 10th Lagos State House of Assembly.
The six-term lawmaker will be presiding over the assembly for the third consecutive term. He was first elected Speaker in 2015.
Obasa, the most ranking member of the assembly, was nominated by the lawmaker representing Ifako Ijaiye state constituency I, Hon Adewale Temitope Adedeji, after the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, issued the proclamation for the house.
Obasa’s nomination was seconded by the lawmaker representing Epe state constituency II, Ogunkelu Sylvester Oluwadahunsi.
The Speaker’s nomination was unopposed.
Monisola Lasbat Meranda (Apapa I), the Chief Whip in the 9th Assembly, was elected Deputy Speaker of the 10th Assembly after her nomination and general acceptance by the House.
Noheem Adams, the Deputy Majority Leader in the 9th Assembly, was also elected as the new Majority Leader while Adedamola Kasumu was elected the Deputy Majority Leader.
The 10th Lagos State House of Assembly, which comprises 40 members, is dominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which has 38 members while the Labour Party has two members.
Twenty of the lawmakers are returning while the remaining 20 are first-term lawmakers.