Mudashiru Obasa

Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa (born 11 November 1972) is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who has served as speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly since 2015.[1]

Mudashiru Obasa
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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly
Assumed office
8 June 2015
DeputyWasiu Eshinlokun Sanni
Preceded byAdeyemi Ikuforiji
Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly
Assumed office
4 June 2007
ConstituencyAgege Constituency I
Personal details
Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa

(1972-11-11) 11 November 1972 (age 50)
Agege, Lagos, Nigeria
Political partyAll Progressive Congress (2013–present)
Other political
Alma materLagos State University (LL.B.)
  • Politician
  • lawyer

He is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Early lifeEdit

Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa was born in Agege, a town in Lagos State southwestern Nigeria on 11 November 1972.[2] He had his primary education at St Thomas Acquinas Pry School, Surulere, Lagos before he proceeded to Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary school, Mushin, Ilasamaja, Lagos where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate.[3] He received a bachelor's degree in Law from Lagos State University, Lagos in the year 2006.[4]

Political careerEdit

In 1999, he contested the seat of councilor at Agege local government under the Alliance for Democracy party and won. He served between 1999 and 2002.[5]

He was elected to the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Agege Constituency I in 2007. He was reelected in 2011, 2015 and in 2019.[6][7]

Amidst the #EndSARS saga in his home state, he was recorded on live TV saying "the LSHA will not acknowledge the death of miscreants at the hands of the Police Force" when calling for the one-minute silence for the victims of the #LekkiMassacre and others across Nigeria.[8]

Corruption ScandalEdit

In 2020, The Sahara Reporters reportedly released allegation reports on misappropriation of public funds against him. He however denied all the allegations.[9][10][11][12]

Sahara Reporters later reported that Obasa was taken in for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 8 and 9 October.2020. According to an inside source confirmed to SaharaReporters that Obasa feigned sickness during the interrogation at the EFCC’s office, which caused interrogation to be stopped. Obasa had to be taken to the EFCC office's sick bay before being released on bail.[13] Obasa then supposedly requested the return of his passport, ostensibly to seek medical treatment abroad before going on Umrah to meet with Bola Tinubu in Saudi Arabia. Obasa remains under investigation by the EFCC for allegations of misappropriation and fraud.[14]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ebhomele, Eromosele. "Meet Obasa, The New Lagos Speaker". The News. The News. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ Ademola, Jamiu. "The Rise And Rise Of The New Lagos Speaker". Naij. Naij. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ Obasa, Mudashiru. "Why I want to come back to House for the fourth time". Econium. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ Ademola, Jamiu. "The Rise And Rise Of The New Lagos Speaker". Naij. Naij. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  5. ^ Admin. "Profiles of the new principal officers of Lagos House of Assembly". Emcomium. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Lagos Speaker Mudashiru Obasa re-elected". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Lagos State House of Assembly Leadership". Lagos State House of Assembly. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  8. ^ "endsars we wont honour miscreants killed by the police lagos speaker". Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  9. ^ "LAGOS ASSEMBLY CLEARS THE AIR ON MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS". Lagos State House of Assembly(LAHA). Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Assembly Speaker, Obasa, Approves N258m For Printing Of Invitation Cards For House Inauguration Two Months After Event Held". The Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  11. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: How Obasa's Wife Receives N10m Illegal Monthly Allocation From Lagos Assembly". The Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Lagos Speaker Threatens N1b naira suit over fraud allegations as lawmaker backs him". The Guardian NG. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  13. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Assembly Speaker, Obasa Returns To EFCC For Interrogation, Feigns Sickness". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Lagos Speaker, Obasa Under EFCC Probe Sighted In Mecca After Lying He Was Sick, Needed His Passport For Treatment Abroad". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 12 May 2021.