Lagos plan to make laws for indigenous peoples protection

By Samuel Ogunsona

The Lagos State Government will make new laws to protect the indigenes of Lagos, the Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Mudashiru Obasa has said.

Obasa dismissed claims that Lagos is “No Man’s Land”. He said such assumptions are wrong and dangerous. He said historically, Lagos belongs to Yoruba people and that there should be no question about it.

The last election was marked by controversies on the status of Lagos, a city known by all accounts to have been founded by Ogunfunminire, an Ile Ife Prince who was the first known explorer to settle in the current Lagos State.

Obasa said the new law will address land and property rights.

He said the Lagos State Assembly will also translate the Laws of the State into Yoruba

Obasa said part of the legislative agenda is to ensure the translation of laws passed by the state into Yoruba language.

He said “We also aim at achieving our collective goals of creating a robust legislative framework that protects the interest of our people.

Obasa said “Going forward in this wise, we are going to employ all legislative instruments for the support of the indigenes of Lagos.

“There would be laws and resolutions in the areas of economy and commerce, property and titles and we will reverse all that are reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes,” he said in his acceptance speech after he was unanimously elected as speaker of the assembly.

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