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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 © 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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2023
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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

Jan
2023
23

LAGOS ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RECOMMENDATION ON PROPOSED TERTIARY HOSPITALS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

img 20230123 wa00049120634381221826064 Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday adopted recommendations of its Committee on Health Services for the proposed upgrade of some general hospitals to tertiary health institutions.
Five general hospitals may benefit from the planned upgrade with the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa, saying secondary health centres like the ones in Badagry and Ikorodu established since the 1950s should benefit.
The resolution was made after a deliberation on the report submitted by the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, Hon. Olusola Sokunle.
In the report, the Chairman said that the committee went on a fact-finding mission to the general hospitals across the state to know the suitable hospitals that could be upgraded to tertiary institutions.
Sokunle said upgrading the general hospitals would reduce the pressure on the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
His committee also recommended the establishment of renal and neurological departments in the proposed upgraded hospitals.
The committee further recommended the overhauling of the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) by the state government with the local governments intensifying awareness and sensitisation about the usefulness of the centres.
According to Sokunle, land mass, high tech equipment and quality of medical personnel were part of the considerations by the committee.
Debating the report, Hon. Wahab Jimoh (Apapa 2), observed that there was need to consider other general hospitals within the Lagos Island Division, saying that general hospitals within the Lagos Mainland axis should be considered.
The Chief Whip, Hon. Mojisola Meirada (Apapa 1), argued that aside the establishment of renal departments in the upgraded general hospitals, there should be trauma and bone departments in each of them.
She said this would help in reducing the pressure on the Gbagada hospital trauma facility.
In his contribution, Hon. Moshood Oshun ( Lagos Mainland 2), made case for the establishment of more general hospitals across the state instead of converting five hospitals to tertiary health facilities.
However, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, said that there was need to sustain the glory of the five general hospitals by upgrading them to tertiary health institutions.
Obasa said there was a need to create synergy among general hospitals adding that there must be regular sensitisation to make Primary Healthcare Centres more functional.
The Speaker further suggested the need for effective data collation for adequate information that could help determine if a Renal Specialist Hospital should be established.

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday adopted recommendations of its Committee on Health Services for the proposed upgrade of some general hospitals to tertiary health institutions. Five general hospitals may benefit from the planned upgrade with the Speaker

Jan
2023
16

PUBLIC SERVICE SHOULD EITHER BE 60YRS STRAIGHT OR 35YRS STRETCH WITH ADEQUATE REVIEW – ALHAJI BASHIRU AKINWANDE SAMINU ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

storage emulated 0 pictures comica cartoon16738480967557E24197270443316498154. Widely applauded for his outstanding story of rising from a cleaner to an assistant general manager, Alhaji Bashiru Akinwande Saminu has advised the government to review the work duration of public servants before retirement. Alhaji Saminu, an Ijede-based chartered accountant in an interview with Ikorodu News Network (INN) expressed that municipal subordinates would thoroughly maximise the line of obligation if the length of service is appropriately allotted and acknowledged.
He explained, "I was employed as a cleaner because I only had a school certificate, but with determination, I went back to school (after working for 2yrs), completed my ND, HND and also Master's degree within the space of 5yrs.
"(I got the approval to return based on an agreement that I'll return to service afterwards), So each time I depart school, I'll always return to continue my service which was meant to span 35yrs".
According to Alhaji Saminu, He spent over 5yrs in school and was later elevated in the ranks to the position of assistant general manager due to his successive presentation of results after studying. Pointing out that his back and forth with academics was not on a part-time basis, Alhaji Saminu disclosed that during those years, he was not paid until he returned exclusively back to work.
He continued, "So when you have 35yrs to discharge your duties as a public servant, and removing my active 5yrs in school, it meant I only functioned and got appreciated for just 30yrs".
"Yes, it is sure we can't fight the government's policy, and also you can't shift a goalpost when the game has already started. But my point is that the system needs to review the policy and make the service years more reasonable for civil subordinates".
"I am 55yrs and already retired, but what am saying is for the future of public service, to aid those who would eventually intend to return to school and boost their professional status, the system needs to work on models to appreciate such planning individuals".
"In a nutshell, am saying that if the public service can run straight to 60yrs, then so be it, but also, if it's for 35yrs only, then such people that plan to return to study should be given the benefit of going to upgrade their intellectual capacity, knowing that their service years are already elapsing".
Alhaji Saminu maintained that, if the government through its legislative arm decides not to appreciate public servants during their return to academia, then those years should be deducted from their active service timeline, so their commitments would be entirely maximised and appreciated.
"The policy needs to be re-enacted, because if a person intends to return to school without payment, then his/her schooling years should be deducted from their active service timeline as well".
"It is either 60yrs straight or 35yrs with pause and continuation policy to promptly articulate their duration of service" Alhaji Saminu rationalised.

Widely applauded for his outstanding story of rising from a cleaner to an assistant general manager, Alhaji Bashiru Akinwande Saminu has advised the government to review the work duration of public servants before retirement. Alhaji Saminu, an Ijede-based chartered accountant in an

Jan
2023
9

INEC: NO FINAL LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION WAS RELEASED BY THE COMMISSION ON SUNDAY 8TH JANUARY 2023 ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

ienqfb9vjnrqyb3gqtqrfghf39we5qgaybirgpsmft wse8o5cmxelvzmwftx9epk9m3Dw600 h300 pc0xffffff pd4561649438296792924. The attention of the Commission has been drawn to reports widely circulated by a section of the media today, Monday 9th January 2023, that the final list of candidates was released on our website on Sunday 8th January 2023.
The Commission wishes to state categorically that no new publication of the final list of candidates was released as reported. The public should therefore discountenance the story.
For the record, the final list of candidates for the 2023 General Election was published at least 150 days before the day of the election in compliance with the provision of Sec.32(1) of the Electoral Act 2022. Accordingly, the final list for Presidential and National Assembly elections was published on 20th September 2022 while that of Governorship and State Assembly elections was published two weeks later on 4th October 2022. These are indicated as item 8 on the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election released by the Commission on 26th February 2022.
There cannot be a final list of candidates with just 46 days to the General Election except for names published as substitutions for candidates nominated earlier in compliance with the Court Order. Moreover, some of the candidates that allegedly made the new "final" list are still in Court and the matter is therefore subjudice. Political parties, litigants and the public should be guided accordingly.

The attention of the Commission has been drawn to reports widely circulated by a section of the media today, Monday 9th January 2023, that the final list of candidates was released on our website on Sunday 8th January 2023. The Commission wishes

Jan
2023
4

TINUBU: ABDULMALIK, OLONISAKIN, BURATAI, OTHERS VISIT LAGOS, MEETS LAGOS SPEAKER (PHOTOS) ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

3939j4n4nnnn4056526787606999097 The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, on Tuesday evening received the Security and Intelligence Committee of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), who were at the House on a courtesy visit.
The visit is comes few weeks to the general election which has Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the APC.
Upon arrival at the Lagos Assembly, the team led by retired military chief, General Jubril Abdulmalik, and which has top security experts including General Abayomi Olorunisakin, former Chief of Defence Staff and General Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff, immediately went into a close-door meeting with the Speaker.
Those in the entourage also include retired Assistant Inspector -General of Police (AIG) Hakeem Odumosu and Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, a former lawmaker and Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, on Tuesday evening received the Security and Intelligence Committee of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), who were at the House on a courtesy visit. The

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