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SANWO-OLU SIGNS N1.76 TRILLION LAGOS ‘BUDGET OF CONTINUITY’ INTO LAW ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
STUDENTS IN LAGOS STAGE CONCERT TO ENDORSE SANWO-OLU, TINUBU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
ORIWU, ODOGUNYAN, IPAKODO, OREYO, YEWA & ELEPE JNR SECONDARY SHINES AT INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETICS TRIALS, HUMAN RIGHTS COMPETITION, WORLD SCIENCE DAY 2023 ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: POLICE CONCLUDE TRAINING OF MOBILE COMMANDERS ON ELECTION SECURITY MANAGEMENT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
SUPREME COURT DISMISSES AWESU’S APPEAL FOR IKORODU FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY SEAT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©
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SANWO-OLU SIGNS N1.76 TRILLION LAGOS ‘BUDGET OF CONTINUITY’ INTO LAW ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

3992j3k3nn3nnnn2570446626284184059 Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, signed the State’s N1.768 trillion “Budget of Continuity” into law to consolidate development strides of his administration and satisfy the yearnings of the residents. The Governor said the fiscal document not only “aggressively” focus on completing ongoing capital projects, it would also expand intervention programmes and intensify social support to citizens and their means of livelihoods.
The budget was assented to at a short ceremony held at the Governor’s Office in Alausa.
Sanwo-Olu said the spendings would further demonstrate his Government’s determination to scale up good governance and quality service to the citizens through the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, stressing that the budget would propel the State to higher level of fiscal growth and social development.
The 2023 Appropriation Bill has a capital expenditure of N1.019 trillion, representing 58 per cent of the 2023 budget. The recurrent expenditure, representing 42 per cent, is N748 billion, which includes personnel cost, overhead and debt services.
The Governor said the implementation of the budget would see to completion of various ongoing capital projects, including the final construction phase of the 37-kilometre Lagos Red Rail Line from Agbado to Ebute Metta. He added that the funding for the second phase of the Blue Line from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko had equally been approved in the budget, stressing that the Ojo General Hospital project and mental health facility in Ketu-Ereyun being undertaken by the State Government would race to completion.
Sanwo-Olu said the contractors handling various road and school construction projects in Badagry, Amuwo Odofin, Ikorodu and Eti Osa could now have access to funds to deliver the projects.
He said: “I’m delighted to assent to the 2023 Appropriation Bill transmitted to me after it was passed by the House of Assembly. The budget went through a rigorous review and passed through all the relevant statutory channels required before we now have a live document that can be implemented. This is a budget that speaks to the aspirations and the needs of Lagosians.
“The budget is audacious and its size is a reflection of the confidence our citizens repose in us. It is also a significant improvement in the discharge of the citizens’ civic responsibility in the areas of taxes and levies that are due to the Government. I give assurance of our commitment to prudent implementation and improvement in service delivery that will bring about more dividends of good governance.”
Sanwo-Olu expressed his appreciation to the leaders and members of the House of Assembly for timely consideration and independent ratification assignment done on the document.
The Governor promised to raise the level of implementation of the Appropriation Law, pledging that the ongoing electioneering would not slow down governance process.
Sanwo-Olu said although Lagos had the highest budget among the federating units, he added that the budget size was a far cry from the actual number that should have been proposed which befits Lagos developmental aspiration.
He said the State could do a lot more if the citizens would partner with the Government by committing to pay their taxes. He said: “Lagosians must know that our Government is committing to protecting their lives and their means of livelihoods. We can provide a lot more opportunities for our citizens in transportation, education, public health and other areas of human endeavour. To achieve these objectives, residents must see the real partner in us. “We have seen the growth across the city and opportunities for business. Our budget must speak to this growth. Lagos needs to be in the comity of cities that can take opportunities to another level and ventilate its economic potential.”
Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, explained that the budgetary items reflected the wishes of the residents across the State’s five traditional divisions.
He said the the coatings were in alignment with long-term sector objectives and in agreement with Lagos State Development Plan.
Chairman, House Appropriation Committee, Hon. Gbolahan Yishau, thanked the Governor for bringing an “implementable document” to the House, pointing out that the fiscal document was diligently reviewed before the final draft was approved.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, signed the State’s N1.768 trillion “Budget of Continuity” into law to consolidate development strides of his administration and satisfy the yearnings of the residents. The Governor said the fiscal document not only “aggressively” focus on

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STUDENTS IN LAGOS STAGE CONCERT TO ENDORSE SANWO-OLU, TINUBU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

78887ujjjjjjjjj6479971132496617348 Spirit of Aluta literally descended on Lagos on Friday morning, igniting fierce millennial optimism to its fullest. Students across all tertiary institutions in Lagos State turned out massively to endorse the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, where the students held their endorsement concert, throbbed with various Aluta jingles, which also indicated their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The students, who filled up the 10,000-capacity stadium, were led by union leaders from their respective institutions.
Schools in attendance included Lagos State University (LASU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUTECH), Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), and Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, among others.
Also at the event were the leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS), and associations of non-indigene students.
The students, speaking through the Lagos NANS chairman, Tolulope Olusesi, openly declared Sanwo-Olu as their father, investing the Governor with the honour of “Five-Star Aluta General” in the Southwest.
Olusesi said the priority accorded the tertiary education in Lagos by the Sanwo-Olu administration was unrivalled, describing the upgrade of former Lagos State Polytechnic and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education as “top-notch”.
Students’ Union President of LASU, Comrade Adeoye Adelakun, said the tertiary education programmes and policies implemented by the Governor were designed to support students’ academic aspiration.
Under the Sanwo-Olu administration, the LASU union president said the school had its standards raised and rose to become the Best State-owned University in the country. He added that the Governor complemented his support for LASU with the building of a magnificent students’ arcade for union activities.
Adelakun said the students resolved to reciprocate the Governor’s gesture by giving him support for the second term, stressing that Sanwo-Olu’s re-election would further enhance education value in Lagos.
He said: “This endorsement rally is quite significant and it is different from what others have been doing. We are students and we are direct beneficiaries of Sanwo-Olu’s education programmes. We have seen the firsthand impacts of Mr. Governor’s policies and we are out here to appreciate these efforts.
“On behalf of Lagos State University students, I express our appreciation for making the school as the Best State University in Nigeria. This is because of nothing but the academic standing of the school. We are also thankful for the gift of the students’ arcade, which is the best of its kind in Africa.”
National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Comrade Giwa Yisa said Sanwo-Olu regarded students as valuable stakeholders in his Government, noting that the apex students’ body in the country rated the Governor higher than his peers because of his education programmes.
“We are all witnesses to how Sanwo-Olu is laying solid foundation for the future leaders right from primary schools to tertiary institutions. We cannot afford not to have him back in office; the Governor must be supported to continue this good work,” Yisa said.
NULASS National President, Comrade Akinola Shasanya, thanked the Governor for raising bursaries paid to indigenes of the State across tertiary institutions, stressing the State Government had been prompt in paying the money to the beneficiaries.
Shasanya said NULASS members were unanimous in their decision to support the Governor for second term.
Students’ Union President of LASUED, Comrade David Okechukwu, an Anambra State indigene, commended the Governor for maintaining non-discriminatory policies in tertiary schools in Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu said the large turnout of the students validated his administration’s modest efforts at improving education in the State, noting that the students’ choice in the coming general elections would shape their future.
The Governor said the “Greater Lagos” he promised had started to unfold across areas, urging the students to support the endorsement with highest number of votes from their constituency.
Sanwo-Olu said: “I thank you for coming out in large numbers to validate our education programmes being implemented in your various academic institutions. The Greater Lagos we promised is rising rapidly and you are beginning to see the impacts, given the meaningful progress across your schools. When other tertiary institutions went on strike, we protected you from the pain. We kept you in school and there was no single day your institutions were shut.
“This is an evidence that what we are about is your future. We are committed to providing more opportunities to shape your future. We are creating the ambience for you to explore your passion and become responsible citizens. That is why we are continuously asking you to work with us and support us in delivering the future you desire.
“By choosing to be with us, you are entrusting your future and the future of the coming generations with us. We are not taking your support for granted. I pledge we will never let you down. You must go out and vote en mass for APC in the presidential elections and in State elections. When Tinubu is elected president and we are returned as Governor, there would be a lot of opportunities that will be provided for you to become champions in your chosen career.”
The Governor fulfilled his promise to the students, presenting high-capacity buses to aid their movement to and from their campuses.

Spirit of Aluta literally descended on Lagos on Friday morning, igniting fierce millennial optimism to its fullest. Students across all tertiary institutions in Lagos State turned out massively to endorse the re-election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan,

Jan
2023
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LAGOS DISTRIBUTES 100 VEHICLES TO SUBSTANTIVE DIRECTORS ON GL 17 THROUGH E-BALLOT ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

383jenenn8962269018868544818 The Lagos State Government on Thursday, 26th of January 2023, distributed 100 vehicles to Substantive Directors on Grade Level 17, in the Lagos State Public Service through an e-ballot system at an event held at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa-Ikeja.
In his address, the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola congratulated the winners, some of whom participated virtually, noting that the cars are not gifts but what has been earned as work tools. He added that 40 vehicles were allocated to Director on GL 17 in the Teaching Sector, and others were allocated to the Health and Mainstream sectors.
He commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy as the initiator, revealing that Mr Governor has also promised that the State Government will continue to hold the initiative periodically based on the availability of funds.
Muri-Okunola, therefore, urged all Directors that did not win this time around, not to despair but hope that it will be their turn to celebrate when next the initiative would be repeated.
His words, "Let me, first of all, congratulate the winners today, however, I must also reiterate that you should rededicate yourselves to duty because to whom much is given, much is expected. For those who did not win today. You must take heart and hope that it would be your turn next time as the State Government intends to hold the event periodically as well as expand its scope based on the availability of funds”.
The Head of Service averred that the choice of the use of e-ballot was to give every substantive Director equal opportunity in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration.
Permanent Secretary, Mrs Sunkanmi Oyegbola stated that the process streamed live on Twitter and Facebook was transparent, adding that winners would be verified to ensure eligibility.
In his remarks, the Chairman, of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Lagos State Branch, Comrade Olusegun Balogun, commended the State Government for the initiative, noting that the initiative was a landmark achievement by the present administration led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Some of the winners were so thankful and excited for the unexpected gesture of the State Government. They equally commended the e-ballot method of distribution.
Meanwhile, three Medical Doctors from General Hospital Ikorodu were among the winners in the e-ballot.
The winners are the Deputy Medical Director, Dr Olufemi Aletan, Dr Gbadebo-Alake Olakunle, and Dr Jamiu Isiaka Olaiwola.
They've since conveyed appreciation to the Lagos State Government and the Governor, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the bountiful brand-new package of official cars.

The Lagos State Government on Thursday, 26th of January 2023, distributed 100 vehicles to Substantive Directors on Grade Level 17, in the Lagos State Public Service through an e-ballot system at an event held at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa-Ikeja. In his address,

Jan
2023
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BUHARI TO SANWO-OLU, “YOU ARE DOING WELL”, AS THE PRESIDENT INAUGURATES RICE MILL IN IMOTA ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

fb img 16745683669725187377891237584636 President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the State Government revolution in the agriculture sector, especially in rice production.
The President told Governor Sanwo-Olu in a simple sentence "You are doing Well." President Buhari spoke during the inauguration of the Lagos Rice Mill in Imota, the largest rice mill in Sub-Saharan Africa and the fourth largest in the world. The President who toured the facility saw the rice pyramid and also watched the last part of the bagging process, which is the sealing, said he was impressed by what he saw at the Lagos Rice Mill, Imota.
President Buhari was taken round the factory and warehouse, where the rice production is being carried out by Governor Sanwo-Olu, Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya; Special Adviser to the Governor on Rice Mill Initiative, Dr Oluwarotimi Fashola and some members of the State Executive Council and traditional rulers.
Speaking during the tour of the facility, Governor Sanwo-Olu said Eko Rice, which is proudly Nigeria, is the best in town.
"Mr President, this is the result of your rice revolution. This rice is called Eko Rice, proudly Nigeria. It is the best in town now," he said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu while addressing people after the inauguration of the Lagos Rice Mill by President Buhari, said Lagos is ready to support the rice revolution and food revolution in Nigeria.
He said: "The President is delighted to be here to commission the largest rice mill in entire sub-Saharan Africa and one of the largest in the world, the Lagos Rice Mill in Imota.
"It is being done because of the agricultural revolution of Mr President, who when he started his government, said Nigerians should grow what they eat and they should eat what they grow. "We are happy that Lagos is a testament to that. With 2.8 million bags of 50kg rice per annum, Lagos is ready to support the rice revolution and the food revolution in Nigeria.
"The Lagos Rice Mill will create close to 250,000 direct and indirect jobs. We want to thank the local community of Imota, Ikorodu. We want to thank all of you that have waited patiently. Mr President is indeed excited that you have birthed another first in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the State Government revolution in the agriculture sector, especially in rice production. The President told Governor Sanwo-Olu in a simple sentence “You are doing Well.” President Buhari spoke during

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2023
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PHOTOCAP: PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMISSIONS IMOTA RICE MILL IN IKORODU, LAGOS STATE ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

992993i3k3kmm6044590467122081011 President Muhammadu Buhari, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Kingdom, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi commissioned Imota Rice Mill in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Monday, 23 January, 2023.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya; Lagos East Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Ranodu of Imota, Oba Ajibade Agoro; member of the House of Representatives, Hon Jimi Benson; Oniru of Iruland, Oba Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal, Abisogun II and Opeluwa of Lagos, Chief Lateef Ajose were present during the commissioning. Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Agriculture, Mr Rotimi Fashola, explained the process as President Muhammadu Buhari; Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspected the Eko Rice.

President Muhammadu Buhari, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Kingdom, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi commissioned Imota Rice Mill in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Monday, 23 January, 2023. Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya; Lagos East Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Ranodu

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