Farm Enterprises Created To Train Students – LASG

Jare Olukotun The Lagos State Government has stated that the recently launched farm enterprises were established to train and teach students in modern farming techniques as well as encourage those who would like to pursue a career in agriculture under the State’s Schools Agricultural Programme (SAP). The Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Agric-YES Summer School Programme held at the Lagos State Agriculture Development Authority, Oko-Oba, Agege, noted that the initiative was designed to encourage students and youths to…

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More Rains Coming In September, Lagos Warns Residents

Our Reporter Lagos State Government has alerted residents to expect and prepare for more heavy rainfalls starting from end of August. Addressing the press at the weekend, the Honourable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello said work is ongoing on more than 200 secondary channels with over 80 percent at various stages of completion, just as 46 primary channels are presently receiving attention. He disclosed that the ongoing projects are in addition to the continuous work of the Emergency Flood Abatement Gang (EFAG) deployed round the…

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LASG Begins Agric-YES Summer School For Students

Our Reporter Lagos State Government will on Monday, August 17, begin the 2020 Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-YES) Summer School Programme for students of public Senior Secondary Schools across the six Education Districts in the State. The State’s Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, disclosing this in Lagos today, noted that the two-week programme which was first implemented in 2011 is aimed at encouraging senior secondary school students to embrace agriculture as a life-long career after their secondary education. “The Agric–YES Summer School Programme aims to serve as a…

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Lagos Head of Service Lauds Officer For Outstanding Performance

Our Reporter The Lagos State Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola has commended Mr. Debo Adeniji, a Public Affairs Officer at the Office of the Head of Service, for making the office proud Muri-Okunola stated this when Adeniji presented him the prize he won as the 1st Runner-up, in the Senior Category, for the Public Affairs Officer of the Year 2019, which was earlier presented to him by the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso. While commending Adeniji, the HOS said, “the reward for hard work…

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Lagos Reverses Land Use Charge Rates

Wale Jagun The Lagos Government has reversed the Land Use Charge (LUC) rates to pre-2018, in response to the agitations by Lagosians against exorbitant charges. Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, who revealed this on Wednesday during a press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa Ikeja, also disclosed that the penalties for 2017, 2018 and 2019 have been waived which translates to over N5 billion potential revenue relinquished by the State Government. He also stated that multiple payment channels for the collection of the LUC have also…

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Lagos To Empower 2,473 Farmers

Wale Jagun The Lagos State Government on Tuesday revealed that no fewer than 2,743 farmers in the state will receive agricultural inputs and assets in this year’s edition of its annual Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme. Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, disclosed in a statement, adding that farmers, agro-processors, fishermen, butchers and marketers would all benefit from the empowerment programme as productive assets peculiar to all the agricultural value chains would be made available to them at no cost. Olusanya explained that the Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme…

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1771 COVID Patients So Far Discharged In Lagos – Sanwo – Olu

Wale Jagun The Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday revealed that 1771 COVID – 19 patients have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos since the pandemic broke out. He revealed this in a release on the update on the pandemic, while also announcing that another 31 patients from five centres in Lagos were discharged on Monday. According to the Governor, 15 females and 16 males were discharged from isolation facilities across the state. “31 more #COVID19Lagos patients; 15 females and 16 males, all Nigerians were discharged from our…

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Seven Private Laboratories Get Approval For COVID-19 Testing In Lagos

As part of efforts to expand the testing capacity for COVID – 19, the Lagos State Government has approved the inclusion of seven private laboratories. Total Medical Services, SynLab, 54 Gene, Medbury Medical Services, Biologix Medical Services, 02 Medical Services and Clina Lancent Laboratories were the approved facilities. The laboratories were selected and approved by the State Ministry of Health after rigorous accreditation and validation process by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) and the Lagos State Bio-Bank. Speaking at a ceremony to formally introduce the laboratories to…

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Acting Commissioner for Agric, Olusanya Inspects Imota Rice Mill

Wale Jagun The Acting Commissioner of Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya was on an inspection visit to the Imota Rice Mill, Ikorodu on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Olusanya’s visit to Imota was to inspect and gauge the level of progress of work done on the site – especially around equipment installation. According to Ministry officials, Civil work at the Rice Mill is already at about 85% completion, with just external work left to be completed. THE IMPACT also gathered that, work is also ongoing on the casting of the treated water…

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Ketu – Mile 12 Road Reconstruction: LASG Opens BRT Lane For Temporary Use By Motorists

Following outcry by residents and other users of the Ketu – Mile 12 road, the Lagos State Government has approved the temporary use of the BRT dedicated lane by motorists plying the Ketu to Mile 12 section of Ikorodu Road during the on-going construction work in the axis. Announcing the new development, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka explained that the move is necessary to reduce the inconvenience presently being experienced by motorists travelling along the route. The Special Adviser stated that the…

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