By Adekunle Badmus
A female Sergeant-at-Arms, Mrs. Oyindamola Olorogun, made history last Monday as the first woman to bear the Mace (symbol of authority), which led Lagos Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa into the Chamber.
The 33- year- old mother of two is a Higher National Diploma graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.
It was the first time in history of the Assembly that a female would bear the mace.
She was the focus of all eyes at the plenary session as she shouted “Order! Mr Speaker,” signaling entrance of the Honorable Speaker.
Not a few members, including visitors from Borno Assembly, were taken aback when she led the Speaker into the Chambers for proceedings.
Olorogun is one of the female members of the Sergent-at-Arms Corps of Lagos Assembly, which was only recently enlarged to include females.
She joined the Lagos House of Assembly Service Commission in 2019.