The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed a vote of confidence in the Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, after clearing him of corruption allegations.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the House unanimously passed the vote of confidence through a voice vote conducted by the Majority Leader, Mr Sanai Agunbiade, who acted as the speaker during the plenary.
NAN reports that this followed the presentation of the report of a nine-member fact-finding adhoc committee which was headed by Mr Victor Akande (Ojo Constituency 1) during plenary.
The adhoc committee was set up to investigate all the corruption allegations levelled against the speaker, bothering on operating 64 bank accounts with different names.
The speaker on Saturday appeared before state assembly panel of inquiry on the corruption allegations.
Obasa told the panel that the allegations were untrue.
Akande, in presenting the report of the fact-finding committee during the plenary, said all the allegations made against Obasa were frivolous, adding that the speaker followed due process in all purchases.
Akande said the committee had recommended that the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, begin the process of investigating the leakage of some documents of the house to the media and bring the erring workers to book.
He said, “We also recommend that the activities of the house should be digitalised for proper record keeping and monitoring.
“It was then suggested by the committee that a vote of confidence should be passed in the speaker of the house,” he said.
“The speaker did not have multiple accounts with Ecobank, the BVN ascribed to Wema Bank does not belong to him and the companies attributed to him in Wema Bank is not correct,” he added.