Kakalistiq.com reports that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has reportedly announced the appointment of House Committee leadership, with three prominent sons of the Epe set to play pivotal roles in the legislative process of the 10th Assembly.
The news, which has sparked a wave of jubilation across the Lawmakers’ political base surfaced on the evening of Thursday, September 21st, 2023, via various online political platforms in the state, outlining the key figures taking charge of vital committees.
Epe Constituency I’s Hon. Mustain Abiodun Tobun has been selected to lead the crucial Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives committee. With a mandate to oversee matters related to commerce, industry, and cooperative enterprises, Hon. Tobun, who held sway as Works and Infrastructure chairman in the 9th Assembly, is well-poised to contribute to the economic development of Lagos State.
Hon. Ogunkelu Sylvester, another distinguished Epe (Eredo LCDA) indigene leading Epe Constituency II, has clinched the leadership of the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development. This committee holds sway over urban development issues in Lagos State, making Hon Sylvester (former Chairman of the House Committee on SDGs and Overseas Investment) a key player in shaping the state’s physical landscape.
In addition to Hon. Tobun and Hon. Sylvester, the former czar of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) now representing Lagos Mainland Constituency II, Engineer Abdul-Rasheed Shabi, has been appointed to head the Environment (Parastatals) Committee. This committee plays a vital role in fostering collaborative relationships between the Lagos State House of Assembly and parastatals within the Ministry of Environment.
The full list of committee leadership assignments, as announced by Speaker Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa is as follows:
- Business Rules and Standing Order – Hon. Noheem Adams
- Ethics, Protocols, and Privileges – Hon. Mojeed Fatai
- House Services – Hon. Tijani Surajudeen
- Public Account State – Hon. Kehinde Joseph
- Public Account Local – Hon. Akinsanya Nureni
- Civic Engagement – Hon. Jimoh Orelope
- Agriculture – Hon. Olotu Emmanuel
- Economic, Planning, and Budget – Hon. Olumoh Lukmon
- Education (Ministry and Agency) – Hon. Mrs. Sangodara Mosunmola
- Education (Institution) – Hon. Ajani Owolabi
- Science and Technology – Hon. Adeseyi Lawal
- Environment (Parastatals) – Hon. Shabi Rasheed
- Environment (Ministry) – Hon. Olanrewaju Afinni
- Establishment, Training, and Pension – Hon. Aro Moshood
- Energy and Mineral Resources – Hon. Oluwa Sobur Akanbi
- Waterfront Infrastructure Development – Hon. (Engr.) Gbolahan Yishawu
- Transportation – Hon. Adewale Temitope
- Information, Security, and Strategy – Hon. Ogundipe Stephen
- Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation – Hon. Lara Olumegbon
- Works and Infrastructure – Hon. Desmond Elliot
- Wealth Creation – Hon. Osifile Stella
- Finance – Hon. Obafemi Saheed
- Health – Hon. Musibau Aina
- Home Affairs – Hon. Abdulkareem Jubreel
- Tourism, Arts and Culture – Hon. Solomon Bonu
- Youth and Social Development – Hon. Biodun Orekoya
- Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petition and LASIEC – Hon. Ajomale Oladipo
- Lands – Hon. Seyi Lawal
- Housing – Hon. Segun Ege
- Central Business District – Hon. Oladele Ajayi
- Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations – Hon. Doherty David
- Local Government and Community Relations – Hon. Sanni Okanlawon
- Legislative Compliance – Hon. (Engr.) David Setonji
- Procurement – Hon. Apata Samuel
- Inter-parliamentary Relations – Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu
- Public Private Partnership – Hon. Kazeem Olayinka
- Overseas Investments and SDG – Hon. Ogunleye Gbolahan
- Selection Committee – Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa
The appointment of these distinguished leaders reflects the commitment of the Lagos State House of Assembly to effective governance and representation across various sectors of the state. With Epe’s prominent sons at the forefront, the assembly aims to address critical issues and drive progress in Lagos State.