Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, has today revealed all those who stood against the stance of other lawmakers and prevailed over them not to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Obasa who spoke during the presentation of the 2019 budget by Governor Ambode, assured that the lawmakers were working for the progress of the state, and appreciated all those who intervened during widely reported impeachment move against Ambode.
He listed them as “Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Alhaji Musiliu Adeola Kunbi Smith, members of Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, all members of Governing Advisory Council (GAC), the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and particularly our party national leader, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
The speaker also advised Ambode to endeavour to attend to urgent needs of Lagosians, especially by addressing the inner roads of the state, as well as issue of the environment.
He said: “We should be cognizant of the fact that the essence of democratic governance is that people remain the object of development. With the remaining parts of this tenure of ours, more can still be done to ease socio-economic problems, particularly on finishing all road projects and rehabilitation, provision of housing, making sure that our environment is clean and poverty alleviation programmes embarked upon, before the end of this administration.
“As we hope that the 2019 Budget will be of great benefit to the people of Lagos State, we, however, appeal to His Excellency andLagosians to give us sufficient time to enable the House to do a thorough job on a financial document that has great influence on the lives of the people.
“The Assembly would not delay the passage of the budget, but we will be interested in placing a high premium on the need to ensure that the interests of Lagosian are protected socio-economically and politically. We are your representatives here at the House of assembly and we are duty bound to do justice to every sector of the state’s economy.”