The commercial capital of the country state’s assembly set to enact laws for the protection of its indigenes.
Recall, during the buildup of the 2023 general elections , the political space was divided as usual along ethnicity and religious colouration. The controversies were more pronounced in Lagos than any other place in the country.
There were arguments that non-indigenes wanted to take over the state, declaring that Lagos is a Yoruba land
This was said to have been propagated by Igbos from the Southeastern part of the country in order to have their kinsmen elected as the state’s governor.
They were criticised for trying to misuse the opportunity of Lagos being a land of opportunity for all and sundry. Many urged the government to ensure there is not a repeat of such in the state so that the economy stability being enjoyed will be maintained.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, in his speech after being reelected to lead the house disclosed that the state would promulgate laws for the protection of its indigenes.
He said as part of its legislative agenda, there would be laws and resolutions in the areas of economy and commerce, property and titles and reversal of “all that are reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes”.
Obasa, who hinted at some of the controversies in the build-up to the 2023 elections, including the argument that non-indigenes wanted to take over the state, declared that Lagos is a Yoruba land. “Lagos is Yoruba land as against the assertions of some people that it is a no man’s land.
“Therefore, part of our legislative agenda is to ensure the translation of laws passed by this House to the Yoruba language.