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“Lie! Tunde Buraimoh didn’t contract Covid-19 from Pepperito”

“It’s shocking to say the late Braimoh contracted Covid-19 from our dear father,”

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The family and political associates of the late Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo, have debunked comments credited to a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly on the cause of the death of Hon Olatunde Braimoh.

Honourable Hakeem Sokunle, Chairman of the House Committee on Health, had told the media that the late Braimoh died as a result of complications resulting from Covid-19 because he had contacts with the Late Senator Osinowo.

READ ALSO: TUNDE BURAIMOH: “I didn’t say he died of Covid-19” -Sokunle

But reacting through the Media Office of the late Senator, family members and associates described the statement as reckless saying linking the death of the lawmaker to their patriarch is uncalled for.

“We are mortals and everybody has his or her appointed time. For our father and brother, their time has come, we can’t query Almighty Allah. So it’s shocking to say the late Braimoh contracted Covid-19 from our dear father,” the statement said.

According to the statement from Osinowo’s Media Office, many family members and associates have closer contact with the late Senator in his last moments and have no symptoms of the disease.

“Allah is the Creator of every being on earth and He takes the life of His creations anytime He wishes to do so. It is His wish that Senator Osinowo should die on Monday, 15 June, 2020 and it is equally His wish that Hon Braimoh should die on Friday, 7 July, 2020. We cannot question Him,” the statement concluded

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‘We are not planning any impeachment against Obasa’ -LAWMAKERS

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Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed a vote of confidence on Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, emphasising that they were not plannning to impeach the speaker, as insinuated in some quarters.
The Lawmakers said the speaker had demonstrated exemplary leadership so far so good, and as such, vowed to keep supporting him.
Recall that Obasa had been in the eye of the storm following ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into his financial dealings in the house.
While some of his accounts had been frozen courtesy of the order of Federal High Court in Lagos, the speaker was interrogated last week by operatives of the anti-graft body in Lagos. He was subsequently released on administrative bail.

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“I was never detained by the EFCC” -Obasa, Lagos Assembly Speaker

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By Adesina Ogunyemi

Claims by some news media that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), may not be true as the latter has since returned home.

Obasa, chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, appeared before the EFCC on Thursday, October 8 as the agency continued with the investigation of some allegations against his office.

Obasa was at the EFCC office in honour of an invitation sent him by the agency.

“As a good citizen of Nigeria, a public officer and lawmaker, it was just justified that I honour an invitation by an agency trying to find out some answers relating to some questions.

“It is normal for the EFCC to invite whoever it deems should be invited. Honoring the invitation simply shows patriotism,” Obasa said in a statement released by his media office.

The Speaker added that he had returned home and was never detained by the EFCC as was already being speculated.

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Onafeko appointed as Acting Clerk, Lagos State House of Assembly

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By TIMI Joshua

The Lagos State House of Assembly has appointed Barrister Olalekan Onafeko as the Acting Clerk of the House.

Prior to his appointment, Onafeko was the Head of Administration/Human Resources Directorate of Lagos House of Assembly.

His appointment was announced on Monday, September 28, 2020, by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni.

According to the Deputy Speaker, “It is the responsibility of the Selection Committee of the House to appoint a new Clerk.

“We have met many qualified staff and we considered so many qualities such as competence, desirability and others and so we appointed Mr. Olalekan Onafeko,” he said.

The immediate past Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni retired from the Service on September 10, 2020, after serving meritoriously for 35 years.

Since then, the Deputy Clerk, Mr. Taiwo Otun, had been acting as the Clerk during plenary.

Onafeko has a degree in Business Administration from Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, and LL. B Laws from Lagos State University, Ojo, and Nigerian Law School.

He joined Lagos State Civil Service in 2000 as Administrative/ Human Resources Officer 2, on Grade level 08, and was posted to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

He was deployed to the Lagos House of Assembly in 2005 as Administrative Officer/ Human Resources Officer 1, on Grade level 9.

He has won several awards such as Annual Best Officer Award, Best Officer Award, Senior Category at the Year 2014 Public Service Week. He had been nominated twice for National Merit Award.

Mr. Olalekan Biliaminu Onafeko will be the third Head of Administrative / Human Resources Directorate that will be appointed Acting Clerk and later substantive Clerk in the history of Lagos House of Assembly.

The first was Mr. Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru in August 2011 when the then Clerk, Mr. Taiwo Olatunji retired.

The immediate past Clerk, Mr. Azeez Sanni was the Director of Finance and Administration in 2016 when he was appointed Acting Clerk after the retirement of Mr Ganiyu Olusegun Abiru.

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