The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa has hosted Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogúnwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.
Clad in his traditional royal apparel, Oba Ogunwusi, who arrived at the Assembly complex at about 1.30 pm, immediately went into a meeting with Chief Obasa.
The monarch left after the brief meeting just before the House commenced Monday’s plenary.
Oba Ogunwusi had been a friend of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
In 2016, he commended the House of Assembly for its laudable steps toward promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Yorubas.
In 2017, when he led some chiefs on a visit to the House, Oba Ogunwusi urged other state Houses of Assembly in the Southwest to emulate the Lagos State House of Assembly in promoting the Yoruba Language.
“I am very happy to be here and see the Lagos State House of Assembly using the Yoruba language to conduct its activities. I, therefore, urge all other Houses of Assembly in Yoruba Land to take a cue from this House.
“People in other countries honour and cherish the Yoruba language, but sadly here at home, we seem not to cherish what is ours.
“I therefore urge the Lagos State House of Assembly, to do all within its power to persuade other state Assemblies in Yoruba speaking areas, to see the sense, in conducting their House businesses in Yoruba, as this, is one of the surest way to promote our language and cultural heritage,” the revered traditional ruler said during that visit.