Why We'll Miss Hon Adetoun Adediran, Lagos SpeakerMourns Ex-Lawmaker
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has described the demise of Hon. Adetoun Adediran, a former Deputy Speaker of the State as shocking.
The late Adediran served as a member of the House representing Surulere Constituency 1 between 1999 and 2003.
In a tribute by his media office, Dr. Obasa expressed sadness at the former lawmaker's demise saying the late Adediran died at a time her legislative and political experiences were still very important to Lagos and Nigeria.
Obasa described Adediran as a passionate woman who wanted the best for her society adding that to achieve this, she played major roles in the Fourth Assembly of Lagos State.
"Hon. Adetoun Adediran is leaving behind fond memories of her roles as a lawmaker in the emergence of a more modern Lagos.
"As a principal officer at the House, she was passionate and active making sure her voice was heard among her colleagues who were mostly men.
"It was this same passion for service that got her the position of Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos. She also later became the Chairman of the Lagos State Building and Investment Company.
"We mourn her demise as it came at a time her experience and wisdom were still desired for the progress of our state. We mourn because death has snatched one of our finest politicians.
"While I pray that God grant her a peaceful rest, I also pray that He strengthen those she left behind and give them the fortitude to bear this huge loss," Obasa said.