A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Saka Fafunmi, representing Ifako-Ijaiye I, has described the leadership style of the Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, as dignified, saying he would come out victorious in the on-going trial at a Federal High Court in the state.
The lawmaker who made the remark in his office, Alausa-Ikeja, noted that Ikuforiji has shown a good direction to other members of the House since became Speaker in 2005, adding that other members have confidence in him.
Ikuforiji is currently under going trial for money laundering at a Federal High Court. He was charged since 2011 by the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“While not prejudicing the proceedings of the court, I believe Mr. Speaker will triumph at the end of the day because he has been carrying us along and we know he is not culpable,” Fafunmi said.
He said that the likes of Ikuforiji deserve higher offices so that they could liberate the people from poverty and under-development.
Fafunmi reiterated that Nigeria needs such a leader, who would carry others along in his programmes and policies with a view to meet the aspirations of the people who elected them into power.
He stated that the assembly has recorded much progress since Ikuforiji got to office and that the result is the overwhelming development Lagos is experiencing as a whole.
Fafunmi, who is the Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (Local) of the House, stressed that the Assembly has passed numerous people-oriented Bills into laws and moved progressive motions in not less than eight years of Ikuforiji’s administration.
“I want to say that Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji is the best in the country, no wonder others troop to Lagos Assembly to see the magic wand he has been using to turn the House around. He has been able to show good examples for the rest of us to follow, which is why we are working with him with all sincerity to move the state forward,” he said.
While citing examples of the Speaker’s achievements, he noted that some new physical structures in the House, exposure of the state lawmakers and staff to trainings in Nigeria and overseas, passing of many developmental laws amongst others.
He also commended the state. Governor, Babatunde Fashola, for giving the people dividends of democracy, adding that Nigerians should continue to pray for the nation so that our leaders can work for the development of the nation rather than pursuing selfish agenda.