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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Sanwo -Olu Inaugurates New Governing Council For LASU

Wale Jagun Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday inaugurated a new Governing Council for the Lagos State University (LASU) with a veteran accountant, Sir David Olabanji Sunmoni, KJW, as the Pro-chancellor and chairman of the reconstituted Governing Council. Sunmoni’s selection came about seven weeks after the Governor – the Visitor to the school – dissolved the Prof. Nurudeen Ninalowo-led Governing Council on the recommendation of the Visitation Panel that probed the crises and controversies surrounding the selection of substantive Vice Chancellor (VC) for the school. The appointment of…

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Sanwo – Olu Launches Five – Year Climate Action Plan For Lagos

Wale Jagun Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled a five-year Lagos State Climate Action Plan – a policy document that will make the State resilient under challenging climate conditions till 2025. The Second Five-Year Plan 2020-2025 is an updated action document succeeding the 2015 Climate Change Policy and Action Plan adopted by Lagos after the landmark Paris Climate Change Conference, which encapsulated the State’s vision for achieving a zero-carbon Lagos.  Sanwo-Olu launched the new action plan at the 8th Lagos State International Climate Change Summit organised by the Ministry of the…

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Sanwo – Olu Dissolves LASU Governing Council

Wale Jagun Lagos State Governor and the Visitor to Lagos State University, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, May 21, 2021, dissolved the Governing Council of the only State University led by Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo with immediate effect. In a release by the Honourable Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, it was stated that Sanwo – Olu took the decision after consideration of the report of the Special Visitation Panel on the appointment of the 9th Vice-Chancellor. The release further states that the State Governor acted within the extant…

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Sanwo – Olu Launches 500 Safe, Secure Miles Buses To Operate In 286 Routes

Our Editor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, yesterday, launched the First and Last Mile (FLM), bus scheme with 500 buses and 100 high capacity buses, under the Lagos State Bus Service Limited, LSBL. The scheme is aimed at replacing the operations of commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders in the state. According to a release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the Governor launched 500 units of First and Last Mile (FLM) buses, which will be deployed to communities as alternative means…

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Sanwo – Olu Receives LASU Panel Report On New VC’s Appointment

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, received the report of the six-member special visitation panel on the appointment of the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Lagos State University (LASU). The panel, chaired by former VC of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Bamitale Omole, turned in three volumes of report to the Governor – the Visitor to the university – 37 days after it was constituted to examine if the extant laws of the university and other relevant guidelines were followed in the process of appointing…

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