Lagos Ramps up institutional Capacity On Regulation Of WASH Sector

Wale Jagun The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LASWARCO) is poised to strengthen the regulatory framework and institutional capacity towards efficient and effective regulation of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector The overall objective is to progressing towards universal access to water and sanitation services as enshrined in the United Nations SDG Goal 6. According to a statement by Otaru Adegoke, the Chief Public Relations Officer, LASWARCO, he said that the Commission in collaborating with WaterAid Nigeria under the leadership of its Country Director,…

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Sanwo – Olu Swears – In Special Advisers On PPP, Agriculture

Wale Jagun -Signs three bills into law Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sworn in Mr. Ope George and Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola as Special Advisers on Public-Private Partnerships and Agriculture (Rice Mill Initiative) respectively. Governor Sanwo-Olu, who swore in the two advisers during the weekly State Executive Council meeting at the Executive Chamber in Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday also signed three bills into law. The three bills were – law regulating the real estate transactions in Lagos State; law to provide for the registration of Cooperative Societies in…

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Sanwo – Olu Gives Hope To Vulnerable People, Launches Welfare Scheme

Wale Jagun Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday vowed to take the lead in the care of orphans, children with special needs, the elders, the mentally challenged, and other vulnerable groups in the state to give hope and make life meaningful to them.   The Governor, who spoke at the launch of a Social Welfare Integrated Program Initiative (SWIPI) aimed at supporting orphanages, elderly care homes, and others in the areas of addressing their infrastructure, medical, education, nutrition, and training needs, said there is a lot to be done…

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Blue, Red Lines Rail Will Be Affordable For Lagosians – Sanwo – Olu

Wale Jagun Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured that riding on Lagos Red and Blue Lines rail system will be affordable and cost-effective to passengers. Governor Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television breakfast programme, while speaking on the State of Lagos Infrastructure on Friday. The Governor stated that the provision of infrastructure; (construction of tracks, terminals, communication gadgets, acquisition of rolling stock and others), which are items on the Government balance sheet, has limited the factors that will determine the price of riding on…

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Infrastructures, Education Top Lagos’ Priorities In 2022 As Sanwo – Olu Proposes N1.39 Trillion Budget

Wale Jagun Lagos State has earmarked huge capital expenditure in the 2022 fiscal year to service key growth areas in order to consolidate the recovery of the State’s economy and positively transform residents’ livelihoods. In the proposed N1.388 trillion budget for year 2022 presented to the House of Assembly on Wednesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the State would be spending N325 billion to deliver vital infrastructure projects in key sectors to energise and expand the growth of the State’s economy. In a statement by Gbuyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary…

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Lagos Residents, Schools, Offices Will Access Fast Internet Connectivity By 2030

Kunle Adelabu The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, on Thursday (yesterday), said that his administration would continue to leverage technology to transform the State’s economy while easing impediments for businesses to flourish, adding that, by 2030, the smart city ambition of the state would have been fully realised. Sanwo-Olu said that his administration had begun the implementation of the smart city plan with the rollout of 6,000km metro fibre optics, which is the requisite infrastructure for the smart city project. In the next nine years, the…

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Sanwo – Olu Inaugurates State Road Safety Advisory Council

Wale Jagun In line with his administration’s commitment to Traffic Management and Transportation, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday inaugurated a 12-member State Road Safety Advisory Council (SaRSAC), to further work on solving the challenges of road safety in the State. Speaking during the official inauguration of the State Road Safety Advisory Council (SaRSAC) held at the Lagos House, Marina on Wednesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu who chairs the Council with his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat as an alternate chairman, said the initiative demonstrated the commitment and premium his administration…

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Lagos, Energy Firms Agree On Improved Power Supply To Lagosians

Wale Jagun -Releases 20, 000 free prepaid meters Lagos State Government, through its Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, on Tuesday (yesterday) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ikeja Electric and Sahara Power Group to increase power supply to residents of the State. The agreement between Lagos State Government and the energy firms signed will also include distribution of free prepaid meters to low income areas, with the pilot phase of 20,000 meters to be distributed in Alimosho Local Government Area of the State. Speaking during the signing of…

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Waste Management: Sanwo – Olu Unveils 102 Locally Assembled Compactors, 100 Dino Bins

Wale Jagun Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, unveiled 102 units of brand new locally assembled compactor trucks and 100 units of double dino waste bins to boost effective waste management in the state.. Governor Sanwo-Olu inaugurated the waste equipment at an elaborate event held at the State House, Alausa, and witnessed by stakeholders in the waste service sector, including Private Sector Participants (PSP) operators. The Governor also launched a mobile application called “CitiMonitor”, to enable monitoring and reporting of environmental infractions, including indiscriminate dumping of refuse. According to a statement…

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Lagos Records 6 COVID – 19 Related Deaths Daily — Sanwo-Olu

Wale Jagun The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state recorded six COVID – 19 related deaths in the last one week. He disclosed this at the State House in Alausa, while giving an update on the third wave of the pandemic on Monday, which he said presents a worrying trend of the pandemic in the state.  Sanwo – Olu said that there had been an eight-fold increase in infection rate in Lagos, resulting in 4,300 confirmed cases in July alone, while 352 patients were admitted into…

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