Lagos’ll Not Condone Flagrant Disobedience To Building Regulations, Commissioner Warns

Lagos State Government on Monday warned residents that it would no longer condone flagrant abuse of building laws and regulations of the State. The State Government said it has noticed that many residents are building without due recourse to state agencies for approval and therefore advised people to desist from violating building regulations. Speaking to journalists on Monday after Lagos State Enforcement Team demolished some structures without compliance to the state building laws and regulations at Banana Island, Ikoyi, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako,…

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Sanwo-Olu Swears-In 18 New Perm Secs, Redeploys Others

Kunle Adelabu Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, on Friday (today), sworn-in 18 newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, and charged them to hit the ground running and contribute their quota towards engendering a greater Lagos. The Governor also approved the redeployment of other Permanent Secretaries serving in various MDAs (Ministries, Departments and Agencies). The swearing-in was held at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Alausa, Ikeja. Sanwo – Olu also inaugurated Lagos State Joint Revenue Committee (SJRC), which will implement the decisions of the Joint Tax Board and…

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LASG Meets Truck Driver Unions On Proposed Movement Time, Route Restrictions

In order to stem the upsurge of road crashes attributed to operations of heavy-duty vehicles in the metropolis, the Lagos State Government has proposed route and movement period restrictions for trailer and truck drivers operating within the State. Speaking at the stakeholders’ meeting with representatives of the Truck Driver Unions held at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday (yesterday), the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, announced that the current administration has mapped out dedicated routes to be plied between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am daily. He elaborated that the…

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879 Farmers, SMEs Benefit From Lagos Appeals Project

The Lagos State Government has declared that no fewer than 879 farmers and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) across poultry, aquaculture and rice value chains have directly benefited from the Lagos Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project in the last three years. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who made this known at the Pre-6th Implementation Support Mission of the Project held at Orchid Hotels, Lekki, explained that the beneficiaries were empowered with physical inputs and equipment to help them improve their productivity in the…

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Sanwo – Olu Commends Nation’s Army, Security Officers On Remembrance Day

 Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended all officers in the Military, Nigerian Police and the legion for their efforts in protecting the country against external aggression and keeping the peace internally. Speaking at the year 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day parade and wreath laying ceremony at the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos on Friday, January 15, 2021, Governor Sanwo-Olu said that Nigerians should be thankful to God for celebrating this year’s ceremony despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Sanwo-Olu, while applauding the organisers of the programme, said…

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Sanwo – Olu Directs Civil Servants On Level 14, Below To Work From Home Till Jan 18

Wale Jagun The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, has directed staff of the State Government on Grade Level 14 and below to stay off their offices and work from home till January 18, 2021, as part of measures to tackle the second wave of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. It was gathered that the directive, as contained in a release on Sunday (today) signed by Mr Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, was due to the increase in recorded cases of those that…

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Sanwo – Olu Swears – In Local Govt Service Commissioners

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged chairman and members of the State Local Government Service Commission to ensure that councils in Lagos have what it takes to provide satisfactory and effective public service at the grassroots level. He also charged them to see to a revamped local government service dedicated to accountability, efficient service delivery, grassroots transformation and rural socio-economic development. Speaking at the swearing in of the newly appointed Chairman and members of the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission, held at Lagos House, Ikeja on Monday,…

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795 Houses To Go For Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge

-Proposed bridge will boost global business The Federal and Lagos State governments have said 795 houses might be demolished to pave the way for the construction of the proposed 37-kilometre Fourth Mainland Bridge. The two authorities said a lot of efforts had been made to reduce the number of affected structures from about 9,000 to less than 800. This was even as the state government assured that owners of the affected property would be adequately compensated, despite the prevailing economy circumstances. It said all stakeholders would be satisfactorily considered in…

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#EndSARS: Sanwo -Olu Fulfils Promise, Pays N60 Million Compensation To Families Of Slain Police Officers

The six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the recent nationwide EndSARS protests may not have died in vain.  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu compensated their family members with N10 million each on Thursday (yesterday), fulfilling the State Government’s pledge made during an earlier meeting with police officers at the State police command. The Governor’s gesture, the beneficiaries said, has not only wiped off their tears, it has also brightened their hope to attain the future their slain breadwinners had envisioned. As part of…

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We Must Not Allow Fifth Columnists Undermine Our Security, Sanwo – Olu Urges Lagosians

Wale Jagun Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, has charged residents of the state to allow peace to prevail after the #EndSARS protest that turned violence with the attendant destruction in the state. He also urged Lagosians not to allow those that he tagged fifth columnist, derail the peaceful co – existence in the State with spread of fake news and rumours. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile said that Gov. Sanwo – Olu gave the charge on Tuesday when the Ministry of…

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