The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday played host to His Imperial Majesty (HIM) Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogúnwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.
During the visit Oba Ogunwusi had a brief meeting with the speaker just before the House commenced the day’s plenary.
Oba Ogunwusi who had been a friend of the Lagos State House of Assembly for a long time commended the house for its laudable steps towards promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Yorubas.
“I am very happy to be here and see the Lagos State House of Assembly, using Yoruba language to conduct its activities. I therefore enjoin all other Houses of Assembly in Yoruba Land to take a cue from this House.
“People in other countries honour and cherish the Yoruba language, but sadly here at home, we seem not to cherish what is ours.
“I therefore urge the Lagos State House of Assembly, to do all within its power to persuade other state Assemblies in Yoruba speaking areas, to see the sense, in conducting their House businesses in Yoruba, as this, is one of the surest ways to promote our language and cultural heritage,”
Meanwhile, the House, on Monday, passed a bill to establish a training institute for law enforcement officers in the State.
The ‘Bill for the Establishment of Lagos State Training Institute, to provide for the training of law enforcement officers,’ was read for the third time and subsequently passed at a sitting presided over by Speaker Obasa.
Obasa, thereafter, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to send a clean copy of the Bill to the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for assent.