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MUST READ: Facts And Figures Of Sanwo-Olu’s Excellent Achievements In Lagos [PHOTOS]

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Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is a man of many parts. His foremost attribute is his virtue, which is the foundation of most of his other personal traits. A meticulous, intelligent and workaholic gentleman, what prepared Sanwo-Olu for leadership, indeed, is his balanced cognate experience in both the private and public sectors.

It would be an understatement to say that with the available records thus far, Sanwo Olu has introduced a new leadership model in delivering qualitative direction, transparency and accountability as deliberate policies. Ascending his fourth year in the saddle as Lagos State helmsman, Sanwo-Olu has continued to advance the frontiers of governance promoting the common good, upliftment of Lagosians and the construction of enduring bridges and platforms of peace and security.

In terms of growth and development, it is safe to say that Lagos is indeed the centre of excellence among sub-national governments in Nigeria, which, of course, would not have been possible but for the great leaders who set the path, fixed the tracks and ensured the road map to sustainable progress being followed by another man of excellence, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is also making positive impacts and delivering on the mandate by aggressively pushing aside all forms of hindrances, selfish intentions and making the progress and comfort of Lagosians his first priorities.

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor

The leadership of Sanwo-Olu has come with some distinct achievements which include; the construction of over 308 roads, the repositioning of the health sectors through the building of more health centres at the grassroots, and a free health policy for children below 18 years and adults above 65 years of age. One of the projects which caught the World Health Organization’s attention and placed Nigeria as the fourth-best country in the world was how Lagos State, under Sanwo-Olu, impressively curtailed the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This great accomplishment will remain in the hearts of many Nigerians and Lagosians in particular.

In the area of infrastructure, Governor Sanwo-Olu has done a lot of great deeds to ensure Lagos’ economy remains competitive and support the mobilisation of more private sector investment. In the area of transportation, the Sanwo-Olu administration has continued to improve on what he met on ground. He reorganised LAMATA, LASTMA, LAGFERRY and other agencies within the transport sector for better performance.

In addition to these great works, Governor Sanwo-Olu has given many youths a means of survival through the agricultural value chain enterprise activation program he created. He has also not just focused on the youths but also trained more women to become self-reliant and to become employers of labour. More impressively, he has continued to reach out to people through incentives including payment of N40,000 to unemployed youths, grants to business owners and startups and also providing direct gratifications to widows to further eradicate poverty in the state.

In sports, Governor Sanwo-Olu did well by encouraging Chioma Ajunwa who won the long jump event at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 with a three-bedroom apartment of her own in Lagos. This act will further charge our youths who are in the field of sports to continue to make Nigeria proud.

Some of the achievements of Governor Sanwo-Olu including the network of roads completed and commissioned are: 34 roads at Kosofe, Somolu, Victoria Island and Ikoyi;  commissioned 384-capacity multi-level car park at Onikan, Lagos; Flagged off the construction of 3.89-kilometre-long Ojota-Opebi link Bridge; Commissioned 3 network of roads at Oniru, Victoria Island [Adeola Hopewell, Idowu Taylor and Afribank/Church gate Streets]; Commissioned Ikoyi network of roads – Mac Donald road/Lateef Jakande; Roads, Milverton Road and Thompson Avenue in Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government; Commissioned Ijede Road Phase 1 in Ikorodu; Commissioned1.4 km flyover and dual carriageway Pen-Cinema Bridge, Agege; Commissioned Tedi-Muwo Link Bridge, Lagos-Ogun boundary Roads in Alimosho and Agbado-Oke–Odo access roads; Ojokoro Network of roads; Lekki-Epe Expressway; Agric-Isawo Road, Ikorodu; Bola Tinubu-Igbogbo-Imota Road; Oba Sekumade Road, Ipakodo, Ikorodu; Itamaga to Ewu Elepe town; Construction of 22 Bus Shelters; Regeneration of GRA, Ikeja. Ongoing major road are: Oniru Network of Roads Ijede-Ewulepe Road; 1.4 km dual carriage Pen- Cinema Bridge, Agege Ikoyi network of roads; Commissioned 31 network of Roads in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA); Commissioned the 13.68 kilometers Oshodi-Abule-Egba BRT corridor; Reconfigured 6 Junction/Roundabouts – Allen, Ikotun, Maryland, Lekki and Ajah [under Traffic Management Intervention Plan (TMIP); Did 110 palliatives and 361 sectional rehabilitations on Roads across the State; 650 inner roads were rehabilitated by the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC).

Inter-Modal Transportation Rail
Acquired 10-Car intra-city Metropolitan speed trains for the 37km Lagos Red Line project; Compensated 263 residents affected by Red Rail Line project right of way; Completed the 380-meter-long sea crossing bridge component of the Lagos; Blue Line Rail spanning Mile 2 to Marina; Flagged-off the Lagos Red Line Rail Mass track sharing with the Nigerian; Railway Corporation (NRC).

Other achievements include the locally assembled 100 double dino bins for the use of Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA); clear4ing of over 96 primary drainage channels; 222 secondary channels were also worked on, out of which 146 have been
completed while 76 are ongoing.

Environmental Regeneration
Acquisition of 102 compactor trucks to ease waste collection; Inaugurated LAWMA Academy to promote environmental cleanliness; Expanded Olusosun Dumpsite to 42 acres to accommodate more waste and ensure that trucks have a quicker turnaround time; Began a Lagos at 4 am programme aimed at stemming the tide of indiscriminate waste disposal across the metropolis; Acquired a Briquette facility, which can process about 1,700 kg of sawdust per hour, in Agbowa (Ikorodu division); Launched the Lagos State Blue Box Recycling at the Simpson Transfer
Loading Station, Lagos Island.

Food Security
Per hour 32-metric tons
Imota Rice Mill (largest in Africa) is nearing completion. The government has trained 97 Senior Secondary School Agricultural Science students, Agricultural Science teachers and Education Desk Officers under the 2021 Agricultural Summer School Programme; Empowered 879 farmers and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) through the Lagos Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project; Began the rehabilitation of its coconut belt in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). This is to create over 500,000 job opportunities and wealth, through training, capacity building and empowerment of youths and women in the coconut value chain; N7.9million transaction done at the maiden Eko-City Farmers’ Market; Trained 575 women and youths, comprising 240 in aquaculture, 300 in poultry, and 35, under the APPEALS project in rice farming; Generated 250,000 jobs via the State’s integrated rice mill at Imota; Provided needed support the production of about 335,000 loaves of bread under the Eko Coconut Bread initiative; Established semi-mechanized abattoir in Oko-Oba in collaboration with private sector.

Tourism Day
Tourism/
Entertainment
Commissioned The New
Glover Memorial Hall
Glover Hall. The government partnered with two private firms to train 1,480 creative practitioners in digital film making, documentary, fashion, arts and craft etc. under an initiative tagged Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative (LACI); Collaborated with Ebony Life Place on the ‘Eko Culture Series’ initiative;

Tourism/ Entertainment
The government launched tourism masterplan and policy
Lagos Film City Prototype. Completed 3 Police Post in Ise, Elemoro and Ilashe; Completed Christopher Olatunde Segun High and Magistrate Courthouse, Badore, Ajah; Completed the renovation of the library at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba; Provided standard Police interview room with recording equipment at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja; Constructed Administrative block, Police Area Command, Elemoro, Ibeju-
Lekki (Phase II); Constructed Administrative block, Police Area Command, Idimu (Phase II); Constructed Administrative block, Police Area Command, Elemoro, Ibeju-Lekki (Phase III)

Administration Of Justice
Governor Sanwo-Olu inaugurated 4 new offices of the
Citizens’ Mediation Centre (CMC) at Ojo local government, Iba, Alimosho And Ijede, Christopher Olatunde Segun High and Magistrate Courthouse, Badore, Ajah. Inaugurated the Area L Police Command, Ilashe, Area J Police Command, Ibeju Lekki; Constructed Combined High/Magistrate Courts, Igando; Constructed Combined High/Magistrate Courts, Imota; Established Forensic Toxicology and Chemistry Section and Enhancement of Security and other sections of Lagos State DNA & Forensic Centre: Phase 2 by Turnkey Project;

Security/Emergency Management
The security equipment worth billions of Naira donated by the government to security agencies include; 180 patrol vehicles; 200 patrol motorcycles;  4-high capacity troupe carriers; 2 anti-riot canon vehicles; Armoured personnel carriers; 1,000 security gadgets; Commissioned the Emergency Security Regional Centre, Epe and employed 100 fire-fighters.

It is no surprise that Mr Sanwo-Olu has, in the past three and a half years, impressively followed the legacy of his mentor and political father, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who had in his own time laid an enduring foundation through diligent planning and execution of the famed 25-year Socio-Economic and Political Development Plan.

To this end, the trick to the successes so far recorded can be found embedded in the vision, teams, partnerships, innovativeness, economy and the potential encapsulated in the polity called Lagos. From the beginning, it was clear that the seemingly obscure man, Sanwo-Olu is a ready-made product for governorship of Lagos. His pedigree is unquestionable.

To cut a long story short, Sanwo-Olu is very ready for the second term.

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Project Lead Africa Announces 2022 Leadership Excellence And Dignity Awards, Tagged “Rewarding Tenacity”

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Organizers of Leadership Excellence And Dignity Awards have annouced November 13th for the 2022 maiden edition of Lead Awards. It was also revealed that the prestigious event will hold at the Dome International Conference Center, Akure, Ondo State.

Addressing a cross section of journalists over the weekend in Lagos, the Executive Director, Abiola Alaba Peters AAP, said the evening promises to be a gathering of captains of industries, government officials and prominent traditional rulers as far as Ondo State is concerned.

“It is our pleasure to announce to the general public, particularly the good people of Ondo State, that all is set for the 2022 Leadership Excellence And Dignity Awards. This announcement was necessary after several months of consultation and planning, the event will be live at the Dome International Conference Center, in Ondo State capital, Akure”

“The date is November 13th 2022, It’s going to be a cooperate night, an evening of glitz and glamour, we have put in so much into making this maiden edition a memorable one. And that is why we have also taking time to design the concept of the theme of this year ceremony, REWARDING TENACITY. We believe it’s time to celebrate the individuals and organizations who have put in their best in making our dear state what it is today”

“It’s promises to be a gathering of some of the biggest names in Ondo State, from politics, business, entertainment, among others, our traditional rulers are not going to be left out, we are also expecting guests from neighboring states. Alaba Peters concluded.

Giving further details on the event, the Media and Publicity Director, Adewoye Solomon, said although activities, such as nominations and voting has kicked off since January, the award ceremony will hold on a Sunday in the month of November 2022.

In his words, “Let me start by saying that, the process and activities for the award started in January this year, the award presentation will hold in Akure, on a Sunday, the second week of November 2022. Let me also add that, two months ago, we closed the voting process. We have about 25 categories of awards, which includes the special recognition category”.

“A total of 15 categories will be decided by general public, while the remaining 10 will be decided based on the panels’ decision. We received a good number of quality entries from across the state for this debut edition. We have our final shortlists of winners, which we are confident embody the excellence the awards stand for.”

Lastly, let me also add that, this is a strictly by Invitation event. We are introducing an electronic invites by next month. We also have some top celebrities coming in from Lagos. We will make some major announcement in the month of October, do well to follow us on all our social media pages for updates. Thank You “

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JUST IN: FG Makes U-Turn, Withdraws Order To Reopen Varsities

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The Federal Government, through the National Universities Commission, Monday afternoon, withdrew its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors, and governing councils to re-open federal universities.

It was reported earlier that a circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 was addressed to all vice-chancellors; pro-chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities ordering them to re-open universities.

But in another circular tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, which the Director, Finance also signed, and Account of the NUC, Sam Onazi, the commission withdrew the order.

Though it did not explain why. The letter tagged, “withdrawal of circular NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135 dated September 23, 2022” partly read, “I have been directed to withdraw the NUC Circular Ref: NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/135, and dated September 23, 2022, on the above
subject.

“Consequently, the said circular stands withdrawn. All pro-chancellors, chairmen of governing councils, and vice-chancellors of federal universities are to please note. Further development and information would be communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

“Please accept the assurances of the Executive Secretary’s warmest regards”

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Retired Soldiers Stage Protest In Abuja Over Pay Discrepancies [PHOTOS]

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Some retired soldiers on Monday in Abuja protested salary and pension gaps among the ranks of serving and retired military personnel.

The protesters were seen with mats and banners demanding that the federal government rectify the discrepancies.

One of the banners they carried, said, “Review the wide disparity in pay and pension across the ranks of servicing and retired personnel”

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