Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Obasa Promises More Support For Late Speaker’s Family

Speaker Obasa (R) Being Received By Late Kinyomi’s Widow, Chief (Mrs) Oluyinka Abeni

Obasa Promises More Support For Late Speaker’s Family

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, led by Right  Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Speaker of the State, Right Honourable Abayomi Kinyomi, with the deceased’s wife, Chief (Mrs) Oluyinka Abeni, revealing his last moment.

According to Mrs. Oluyinka, her husband, days before his passing, was constantly checking for time and saying he wanted to go home.

Speaker Obasa Consoling Chief (Mrs) Oluyinka Abeni,

“He was always checking the time. He kept complaining that he wanted to go home. He would complain about the bed, but we didn’t understand.

“When the pressure on his health suddenly increased and we were taking him to the hospital, I looked at him in the car where I was with him and I knew he could hardly make it.

“When we got to the hospital, the doctor came to check him and told me we’ve lost him. I can’t forget that day,” she said.

She described her late husband as a loving and caring man who planned everything about him.

She also thanked Speaker Obasa and the leadership of the House for constantly supporting the family even while Pa Kinyomi was alive.

Mrs. Adeola Kinyomi, a daughter-in-law to the family, described the late former Speaker as a man who was very passionate about the development of Lagos, especially in its pursuit to become a mega city.

Condoling the family, Dr. Obasa said the former Speaker played important roles for the development of Lagos.

“Even after leaving the House, he continued to assist with his wisdom. We consider him one of us because once a lawmaker, always a lawmaker.

“To us, it is the celebration of a life well-lived. However, we will miss him,” Obasa said while promising that the House of Assembly will continue to support the family.

Late Kinyomi served as Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly between January 1992 and November 1993, died at 82 on Tuesday after a brief illness.

In another development, the chairman of the Lagos Assembly Service Commission (LAHACOM), Wale Mogaji, has been Sacked, as the Lawmakers equally appointed Barrister Olalekan Onafeko, as the substantive Clerk of the House.

Mr. Wale Mogaji, The Sacked LAHACOM’s Chairman

A statement issued by Eromosele Ebhomele, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, stated that the sack of the Commission’s Chairman was unanimous decision on Thursday, after a voice vote by members of the House at plenary. 

The lawmakers appointed Mrs. Folashade Raulat Latona as the new Secretary of the Commission, as replacement for Mrs. Esther Lambo, who retired recently.

The House also confirmed Barrister Olalekan Onafeko, who was appointed Acting Clerk in 2020, as the substantive Clerk of the House while it elevated three other senior staff to the position of Deputy Clerks.

Those elevated Deputy Clerks include Mr. Babs Animashaun, Mr. Taiwo Otun and Mrs. Adenike Oshinowo.

Earlier during the plenary, the House raised concerns over the recent boat mishap that led to the death of about 15 people on June 8 as well as the floods recorded in some parts of the State recently. 

The legislators further said there was need by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to work towards a solution to the flooding incidents.