Lagos Upgrades Agricultural Supply Chain, Establishes Farmer’s Market

The​Lagos State Government has revealed plans to enhance agricultural supply by connecting all the agricultural value chains through the establishment of Eko​-City Farmers Markets. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, who disclosed this today at a​stakeholders meeting on the implementation of agricultural products outlets, noted that the Eko​-City Farmers Market would be a platform for the city’s best entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector to meet with consumers and end-users through the traditional and innovative development methods, affirming that the well organised, high-quality markets will showcase farm produce to…

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Sanwo-Olu Charges New Political Appointees, Perm Secs On Value Service

Our Reporter Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged newly appointed members of Lagos State Cabinet as well as Commissioners in the State’s civil service commission to kick off action immediately. The Governor said this on Monday at the Lagos House, Alausa during the swearing in of three new members of the State executive council, members of the Civil Service Commission and five Permanent Secretaries. In his remarks, Sanwo-Olu urged the new appointees to further add value to the administration toward delivering democratic dividends to Lagosians. The Governor said…

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Lagos Bans ‘Okada’, ‘Keke Marwa’ Operations In 15 Councils

Lagos State Government on Monday wielded the big stick against the menace of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke NAPEP), proscribing their operations in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways across the State with effect from February 1. The State Government directed security operatives to embark on a total enforcement of the State’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 to immediately address the chaos and disorderliness created by illegal operations of Okada and tricycle riders in restricted areas. Besides, the Government…

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Dr Wale Ahmed Resumes Duty As Commissioner For Local Government

Our Reporter The newly deployed Commissioner for Local Government & Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed resumed duty today with a call for cooperation from Ministry officials. Dr Ahmed who was redeployed from the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations was received at his new ministry by top officials and management staff led by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Taiwo Salaam. The Commissioner who addressed the management staff of the Ministry, charged the members of staff to come up with new ideas that would be impactful to residents of the…

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New Tourism Commissioner Promises To Harness Tourism Potentials In Lagos

Our Reporter The newly deployed Lagos Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, on Monday, said that she would bring her wealth of experience to bear in her quest to harness the tourism and entertainment potentials of the State. Akinbile-Yussuf, who stated this while addressing staff of the Ministry after resuming for duties, said that her legacies in her previous places of assignments are evident and speak volume of her result-oriented nature. While noting that the cooperation and support she received from the staff in former Ministries…

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Lagos Debunks Ban On ‘Okada’, ‘Keke Marwa’ Circulating On Social Media

Our Reporter The Lagos State Government has not taken a definite action on the operations of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles, popularly known as Keke Marwa on some routes across the State. Contrary to the news in circulation on the list of restricted areas, especially on the social media, purporting that the government has banned Okada and Keke Marwa on some routes, the government declared that no such action has been taken, adding that the list is false and unofficial. It should be disregarded. According to the state government, a…

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LASG Reiterates Commitment To Consumer Protection

Our Reporter The Lagos State Government has again re-emphasised its resolve to ensure that the rights of consumers are protected from all forms of unfair trade practices in the State. Speaking at a public enlightenment campaign themed “Know Your Rights”, held at the Ikorodu Local Government Area Secretariat, at the weekend, the General Manager, Lagos State Consumer Protection (LASCOPA), Mrs. Kemi Olugbode said the Agency will continue to ensure that the rights of consumers are not only protected but promoted. The General Manager noted that the sensitisation campaign was initiated…

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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Five New Permanent Secretaries

Our Reporter The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries. A circular released on Monday by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, confirmed the appointments as part of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s giant strides to attain the set objectives espoused in the THEMES agenda. Okunola listed former Director of Financial Intelligence and Research at the State Treasury Office, Mr. Olujimi Ige as the new Permanent Secretary at Debt Management Office (DMO), a former Director of Finance and Accounts of the State Auditor General,…

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LAWMA To Create Hall of Shame For Environmental Offenders

Our Reporter The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) will soon begin a campaign tagged: #HallofFame and #WallofShame, to recognize efforts of individuals whose activities promote environmental cleanliness in the state, while naming and shaming residents who indulge in reckless waste disposal. LAWMA disclosed this following the arrest and sentencing to community service by a mobile court of some persons caught disposing waste in unauthorized locations in the state. The statement reminded residents of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on zero tolerance to traffic and environmental infractions, stressing that ignorance of the…

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LASG Installs Okada, Marwa Restriction Signs On Major Highways, Bridges

Jare Olukotun In a renewed effort towards creating awareness on the Lagos State Traffic Laws on restricted areas for the operation of motorcycles popularly called ‘Okada’ and tricycles known as ‘Keke Marwa’, the Lagos State Government has commenced the installation of 2,000 prohibition signs across the metropolis. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed that a good number of the road signs indicate restricted areas, warning that anyone that violates the law after this effort would be punished in accordance with the law. Oladeinde explained that the road signs…

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