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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Agric: Lagos Trains, Empowers 31, 781 Youths, Women In Two Years

Wale Jagun Lagos State Government says it has trained no fewer than 12,574 women and youths in fisheries, poultry, rice and horticulture in the last two years. Also, within the period, another 19, 207 residents were also empowered by the government in key agricultural value chains, such as fisheries, poultry, rice and horticulture in two years. Commissioner for Agriculture Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who released the figures at a press briefing commemorating the second year in office of the Sanwo-Olu administration, explained that the training was informed by the need to…

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Sanwo – Olu Initiates Project For Creativity, Talent Development

Our Editor Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has initiated an intervention project that will jump-start the transformation of the Entertainment and Tourism sector. The Governor, on Wednesday, inaugurated the Committee on Film Production Empowerment at the State House, Marina to fund youth creativity and entertainment activities in the State, following the disruption caused by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that impacted negatively on entertainment and tourism in the State. Richard Mofe-Damijo – a veteran filmmaker and Nollywood actor – is the chairman of the nine-member committee, comprising five industry…

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Lagos Upgrading Medical infrastructures To Increase Residents’ Access To Quality Health Services

Wale Jagun Lagos State Government on Tuesday said that it has embarked on a total overhauling of infrastructure across all levels of its healthcare delivery system. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed at the ongoing inter-ministerial press briefing organised to mark the second year anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office, held at the Press Centre in Alausa, Ikeja. The Commissioner said the roadmap for the upgrade of infrastructure in the State-owned health facilities began last year, following the approval of the plan by the executive council. The Commissioner…

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Over 48, 000 Households Empower In Last Two Years – LASG

Our Editor The administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the last two years, has empowered about 48,000 households from poverty through its social intervention programmes under which women got cash transfers and acquired skills. Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) Mrs. Bolaji Dada, who announced the figure, said 1,050 rural women received intensive training in boosting outputs in agricultural production and giving the beneficiaries equal access to markets. She said the State Government, in the last two years, prioritised intervention programmes that support women in achieving gender equality,…

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Sanwo-Olu Charges Heads Of Parastatal On Quality Performance

Our Editor Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tasked heads of parastatals in the State on quality performance, urging them to work tirelessly as a team to make Lagos better than the way they met it. Sanwo-Olu implored the State’s personnel to work as a team to deliver good governance and dividends of democracy to citizens of Lagos State, who they are appointed to serve in different capacities as heads of government agencies. Speaking during a meeting with Chief Executive Officers of parastatals at the Lagos House, Ikeja on…

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