Hon. Funmilayo Tejuosho: A Legislator with Distinct and Exceptional Quality
She is a lawyer by profession and called to the Nigerian Bar in 1993. She is currently writing her doctorate degree (Ph.d) at the University of Lagos. Her incursion into the esoteric world of politics was in the mid 90's. Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso owns the record of the most experienced female lawmaker in Lagos State, the Centre of Excellence. It might interest you to know that she is spending her third term in the Lagos State House of Assembly LAHA. Hon. Tejuoso was elected into the Lagos Assembly in 2003, being her first term in the House. She later emerged the deputy speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2007 after her reelection into the Legislative House. In the history of Lagos State House of Assembly, no female has been elected for three terms consecutively; a feat Hon. Tejuoso achieved in 2011 when she was reelected for third term by her constituency, Mushin Constituency 1. And as a female, if you think she's in politics for the fun of it, you might be wrong. In one of the interviews she granted recently Hon. Tejuoso said " I'm in politics basically to care about the needs of people. The whole idea of professional like me running for election is to try and improve the environment around us by ensuring that we make laws that will impact positively on the lives of the people". A check on her records of service revealed that Hon. Tejuoso who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Finance has collaborated with gender activists and nongovernmental organizations in the area of women empowerment, and has also been working assiduously towards raising the awareness of women about their social and political rights. She sponsored Domestic Violence Bill into law (a private member bill). She has also supported and contributed immensely to the passage of other bills into laws, spanning from Education, Health, Infrastructure, Youth Empowerment and Development, Security, Appropriation and the Child's Right Law. Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuoso is contesting in the forthcoming election to return to the Lagos State House of Assembly for her 4th term. She is a leading contender for the speakership seat of the Lagos State House of Assembly when the 8th Legislative Assembly kicks off in June this year.