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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Lagos considers public holiday for traditional worshipers — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to give a listening ear to the agitations of traditional worshipers for a public holiday every 20th of August.

Speaking during the 2022 Traditional Day Annual Conference organized by the Lagos State Chapter of   Association of African Traditional Religion of Nigeria and Overseas, AATREN, in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry for Tourism. Sanwo-Olu said traditional religions are significant parts of culture and will continue to receive the recognition it deserves.

His words: “As a government, we will continue to create an atmosphere for our citizens to practice their faith without any hindrance as guaranteed by relevant laws of the land. This administration appreciates and acknowledges the various ways AATREN has contributed to   peaceful co-existence in our state, and that is why the call for the official recognition of the 20th of August every year as Traditional Day is receiving the attention of   government, especially the State House of Assembly.”

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented at the occasion by the Special Adviser on Tourism, Art and Culture,   Olufemi Martins, said the state will continue to strengthen the bond of unity among the various ethnic and religious groups in society.

He, however, commended the leadership and members of AATREN for enriching and deepening the religion while teaching humanity continually to uphold the age-long legacy passed down by generations.

The President of AATREN, High Chief Ifasegun Elegushi, prayed that the secret of criminal elements in the state will be exposed and no evil person would succeed.

He admonished Nigerians to cherish their tradition and culture, saying that whoever lost tradition lost his or her identity and has no basis for existence.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

MC Oluomo: Sanwo-Olu has performed well… we’ll support him for re-election

Musiliu Akinsanya, chairman of the Lagos state parks management committee, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has promised to support Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, for a second term in office.

On Monday, the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC), endorsed Sanwo-Olu for a second term in office.

The development came weeks after the GAC had dismissed speculations that it had endorsed another candidate for the 2023 governorship election.

Speaking on the development in a chat with TheCable on Wednesday, Jimoh Buhari, MC Oluomo’s media aide, said his principal will mobilise members of the transport union to support Sanwo-Olu for a second term.

“MC Oluomo supports the endorsement of the governor and promised to work for him for the re-election bid,” he said.

“MC Oluomo believes that the governor will perform more than his first tenure, because in his first term, the state experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, #EndSARS protest, and others.

“Despite all these, the governor still performed well. He has promised the governor three million votes from the union, friends and family members. We are 100 percent for the governor.”

In 2018, Tinubu endorsed Sanwo-Olu as the Lagos APC gubernatorial candidate against Akinwunmi Ambode, the then incumbent governor, who was elected on the platform of the party. TheCableng

Monday, April 04, 2022

Monday, April 04, 2022

Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu, Olubadan, others urge peace, harmony at Ramadan

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray for peace in Nigeria.

In a statement, the governor, represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, gave the charge yesterday, at the yearly State House Ramadan Tasfir for Year 2022 held at the Lagos House, Alausa.

Sanwo-Olu, who urged Muslims to pray fervently against shai’tan taking over the land, including the spirit of killings, kidnapping, banditry and so on, said: “I implore all Muslims to pray for this country so that we can have peace.”

Earlier in his welcome address, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, enjoined all Muslim faithful to commit Lagos State and the country at large into the hands of God as they pray throughout the Ramadan.

Also in his lecture titled, “Building the society upon the principles and teaching of Ramadan, Prof. Ahmed Adedeji of the Department of Pharmacology, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, stated that the oneness and goodness to one another exhibited by Islamic faithful during the month of Ramadan should be harnessed for the development of the nation.

SIMILARLY, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, yesterday, urged Muslims to be genuine and sincere in their worship of the Almighty Allah through their fasting and prayers by ensuring that whatever they consider incongruous to the solemn season are done away with permanently.

Oba Balogun gave the charge in his message to Muslim community on the commencement of the Holy month.

Similarly, Osun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Dotun Babayemi, has urged Muslims to pray for the emergence of a rejuvenated and prosperous state, especially as it is gearing up for the election of a new governor.

Babayemi, in a statement signed by his Director of Media, Kayode Oladeji, at the weekend, while congratulating the Muslims on the commencement of the Ramadan, said it had become imperative to commit the state into serious prayers, especially as it heads for July 16 governorship election.

HOWEVER, an aspirant for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Surulere Constituency I, Fuad Kayode Laguda, has felicitated with the Muslim community over the commencement of the Ramadan fast.

Laguda, who spoke at a press briefing at the weekend, noted that the opportunities inherent in the month should be well utilised.

He expressed optimism over youths’ development programmes in the country, urging stakeholders to deploy activities that would accommodate youths’ participation in politics and sports. Theguardianng 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

End SARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu orders release of protesters arrested in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday ordered the police to release all End SARS protesters arrested in the state.

The commemoration of the October 20 Lekki toll gate shooting by the military took place on Wednesday.

Sanwo-Olu directed that all innocent and peaceful citizens picked up be freed immediately.

Only the man caught at the toll gate with dangerous weapons, including a machete, will be prosecuted.

“Everyone arrested in connection with the protest have all been released, except an individual that was caught with dangerous weapons.

“He who confessed to the police that he joined the protest to cause mayhem,” the governor disclosed.

Sanwo-Olu commended the police for being alive with its responsibility to identify and isolate troublemakers from among law-abiding people.

The Lagos helmsman appealed to youths to be stakeholders in the development of the state and reiterated his commitment to reconciliation.

Sanwo-Olu urged them to join the rebuilding effort to restore the operating capacity of institutions affected in the destruction recorded in 2020. Dailypost

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021

COVID-19: Gov Sanwo-Olu speaks on vaccinating 20 to 22 million Lagos residents

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has said there is no need to vaccinate 20 to 22 million residents of the state against COVID-19.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television programme, Sunday Politics.

The governor also disclosed that his administration was engaging some companies in the production of COVID-19 vaccines for residents of the state.

He said: “It is important for me to make this. We don’t have to vaccinate the 20 or 22 million population that we have. The plan is to ensure that there is a herd immunity and that typically speaks about 50 to 60 percent of your population, that is the kind of target that you really meet.

“We have started a conversation with some of the vaccine manufacturers. Pfizer for example, I have made contact with them, Johnson and Johnson are not out yet, the Moderna have written to us and we have written back to them.” Dailypost

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Lagos to get hotlines for rapid roads rehabilitation – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, restated his commitment to collaborate with residents and people of the state for successful implementation of his administration’s policies and programmes. 

The governor, who said this when he hosted Muslim faithful in Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja to mark 2019 Eid-el-Fitri informed the gathering that his government will soon release emergency hotlines to the public to call the Lagos State Public Works for immediate fixing of potholes and roads that need urgent repairs. 

“Let us have continuous collaborative engagements. We will continue to ask you to work with us. We would be calling on you at different times.”
“Our Public Works Corporation would come out and start fixing all the potholes on our roads. We would soon publish the numbers that people would be calling to notify us of wherever there are potholes in the state”, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated.
He expressed happiness as he joined Muslim brothers and sisters to celebrate the end of Ramadan after a long period of spiritual cleansing and self discipline, urging them to pray for the success of his administration.

According to him, “I am happy and pleased to join our Muslim brothers and sisters in this glorious celebration of Eid-el-fitri. A long stretch of fasting like this is not the easiest thing. It takes special grace and personal discipline, to go through the religious obligation.
“Continue to pray for the success of our administration and our prayers is that we all witness next year in good health and progress”.

Earlier in her welcome address, wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu urged Muslim faithful to continue with the lofty virtues of Ramadan which include self-discipline, love for others, selflessness, piety and generousity among others.
She said these were the sterling qualities for which the Holy Prophet lived, charging all to adhere and emulate them to access the full blessings of the special season.
According to her: “The important lessons for us to learn from this special season have to do with the virtues of sacrifice, self-denial, piety, love and generousity among others.

“Through Ramadan, we are taught to seek spiritual advancement and closeness to God, by stepping away from our comfort zone, where we indulge in various acts that please us as human beings but which are not acceptable to Allah.”
“There is no doubt that we have tried so hard to stay away from many things in the last thirty days. What is by far more important however, is to keep our new form, by not returning to those old things and our old ways.

“This is the greatest lesson of Ramadan. When we have achieved this, then we have achieved the objectives of the season.”
Speaking further, she appealed to Muslim faithful, to allow the great principles reflect in all their actions, public conduct and inter-personal relations with neighbours, in their offices and with people of different ethnic groups, for enduring peace and harmony in the state.

The Chief Imam of Lagos Central Mosque, Sheikh Sulaiman Abou-Nolla expressed appreciation to the Governor for receiving the Muslim community, prayed for the guidance and protection of Almighty Allah on the governor, his family and Lagosians, while also seeking for the mercy of Allah on everyone.
“We pray that Allah guide and protect the first family and Lagosians and showers his mercy on them,” Chief Imam said. (Vanguard)

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Sanwo-Olu signs N873.532 billion 2019 budget into law

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday signed the state 2019 Appropriation Bill and three other bills into law.

The new Capital Expenditure stands at N479.691 billion while Recurrent Expenditure is N393.841 billion, which ratio 55-45 per cent.
The signing of the Appropriation bill into law ends many months of controversies between the executive and legislative arms. The budget size is N873.532 billion.
The immediate past governor, Akinwunmi Ambode submitted N852.317 billion to the House of Assembly on February 5, while the legislative house on April 29 passed the bill after increasing it by N21.215 billion.

The approval came more than 80 days after Ambode had presented the bill following months of face-off between the executive and the legislative.
The other three bills the governor signed into law are The Domestic Staff Service Provider Registration Law 2019; Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission (Amended) Law 2019 the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency Law.
Speaking at the signing ceremony which took place at the State House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu said it was an exciting day for Lagosians as the law would be implemented to the fullest for their benefits.

He said he was aware that the year was far gone, saying that his administration would deploy the state’s full machinery for effective performance of the budget.
According to him, “the eight Assembly has been effective in their duties. I am aware that the year is far gone but we will ensure that we quickly deploy all machinery of government in other to achieve full utilization and performance of the budget.

“WIn his words: “The appropriation bill touches the lives of all residents of the state. We will quickly get to work. There were expenses that were incurred by the immediate past administration because the former governor has the right to spend certain percentage of the budget before it was signed into law.

“The signing today will help us to disaggregate to the respective ministries, Agencies and departments. So we will need to push on both the revenue and expenditure parts of the budget. This is to ensure that residents of the state feel the impact of the budget that is just signed into law.

“We will push on the capital revenue side, especially on our revenue and see what are the creative means of financing, that we can bring on board within the law, to ensure that citizens feel the benefit of democratic government.”
Speaking on the other laws Sanwo-Olu said, “This law on domestic staff will help residents of the state on whoever they are employing to work as domestic staff in their house.

“The law on the House of Assembly commission is centered on enhancing the House, to work efficiently. It will give the Lagos House free space to operate in the state. It will assist them to implement the full autonomy stipulated by law”, the governor said. (The Nation)..

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sanwo-Olu makes first appointment as Lagos Governor

Few hours after he was officially handed over to, incoming Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made his first appointment. He has appointed Tayo Ayinde as the new Chief of Staff. Ayinde was Sanwo-Olu’s Campaign Director.

Close sources to Ayinde confirmed the development.
Many friends of Ayinde have bombarded the social media with congratulatory messages.
Independent Online reports that the out-going Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday officially handed over to the Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead of his inauguration on Wednesday.

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Sanwo-Olu’s emergence followed the decision of the ruling All Progressives Congress party in the state not to sponsor Ambode as its governorship candidate in the general elections.
Shortly after the handing over at the Government House, Alausa, the governor-elect told newsmen that it “was a very private formal hand over’’.

The governor-elect was accompanied by his running-mate in the election, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.
Sanwo-Olu had during an interactive session with journalists few days ago given a hint on those that would make his cabinet and his plans for them.
Sanwo-Olu said: “There are so many intelligent people in Lagos. It’s just for us to identify them. Some could work full time, some part time, others could be technocrats or politicians but the bottom line is for us to identify square pegs into square holes and round pegs into round holes. That’s number one.

“Number two, those who would work with Dr Hamzat and I must share our vision. They have to be on the same page with us from day one. The moment a politician or technocrat is appointed, he or she should see himself as a commissioner or staff adviser of Lagos, not for a sect or an area or jurisdiction. These are the basic things, we will not compromise.

“Femi and I have been on this journey for the past eight or nine months. So, immediately we come on board, we will organise a crash course for them (cabinet members) to see where we are going. The moment we all see a common vision, it will be easier for us to drive a common agenda. But I can say Lagosians will be happy with us when we finally bring out those names.” (Independent Online)
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