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2017 Budget: We’ll consolidate on our modest achievements – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday signed the N812.998bn Y2017 Appropriation Bill into Law, with a promise that it would be judiciously implemented to consolidate on the modest milestones recorded in the last 18 months and propel the State to a path of prosperity.

The Governor, who spoke at a brief but impressive ceremony, held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, said the 2017 budget, christened, “Golden Jubilee Budget” was his administration’s contract with Lagosians to continue to build an all-inclusive economy throughout the year.

The Governor thanked the Speaker and members of the House of Assembly for their forthrightness and speedy consideration and approval of the Appropriation Bill, which he presented to the House on November 29, 2016 and was passed to Law on January 3, 2017. Read more

With God, Lagos’ll continue to experience steady growth – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday attributed the steady growth of the State in all sectors to God’s intervention, just as he said that with divine direction, the State will continue to experience pleasant surprises all year round.

Speaking at the special Thanksgiving Service to usher in the New Year held at the Lagos House in Ikeja, Governor Ambode recalled the bleak economic outlook predicted for 2016 and his assurance that the State would against all odds make appreciable progress, saying that with God’s guidance, the State witnessed quantum leap in major sectors of the economy.

The Governor said: “Exactly a year ago, we were gathered here. Recall as part of my wishes, I had stated that despite the bleak economic outlook predicted in many quarters, Lagos State will grow in leaps and bounds and be prosperous.

“No doubt, God has been faithful. As we covert greater prosperity for all of us here and the State this year, we are confident that our God will never fail us. Lagos State will witness pleasant surprises in every sector in 2017. We are determined and God willing, we shall continue to achieve an all-inclusive progress and prosperity in the State. Read more


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Ambode, Bagudu launch LAKE RICE in Lagos

… 50kg bag for N12,000; 25kg for N6,000; 10kg for N2,500
…This is a historic moment for Lagos, Kebbi, says Lagos Gov

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and his Kebbi State counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu on Wednesday launched the much anticipated Lagos-Kebbi Rice christened LAKE RICE, saying that the partnership which culminated into the launch was not only designed to ensure food security but showcase the ability of Nigeria to become a producing nation.

Speaking at the launching ceremony held at Lagos House in Ikeja, Governor Ambode said the development was a great and historic moment for both states and Nigeria, as the rice would not only be sold at highly reduced price, compared to what obtains in the market, but is also very fresh and safe for consumption.

“Today is an historic day for Lagos and Kebbi States. In March 2016, we signed an MOU with an understanding that we, being proudly Nigeria, we want to come out with what is made in Nigeria and what is good in Nigeria. We took all that President Muhammadu Buhari said that we need to grow our food and we decided that we will prove a point and that is what today is all about.

“LAKE RICE is of good quality. The major difference between LAKE RICE and the ones imported is that the imported has a minimum storage of five to six years storage life span, but LAKE RICE is fresh,” the Governor said. Read more

Despite recession, Lagos generated more revenue in 2016 – Ambode

…As Tinubu, Aregbesola, ex-govs grace special evening with gov

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday hailed tax payers in the State for performing their civic obligations faithfully, saying the State recorded more Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2016 than what was recorded in 2015 despite economic recession in the country.

As at December 16, 2016 the State had raked in N287billion IGR for the year under review as against N268.2billion generated in 2015.

Speaking at a special evening of music and camaraderie held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, to usher in the Yuletide season, Governor Ambode said the taxes paid by the people have been judiciously utilized to upgrade infrastructures and provide various services, just as he said that Lagosians deserved to be appreciated for cooperating with government in that regard. Read more

Education remains a vital tool to combat poverty – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday justified the massive investment of his administration on improvement of educational infrastructure and upgrade of curriculum to meet current realities, saying that education remains one of the critical tools to combat poverty and secure a better future for the State.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at Lagos House in Ikeja after swearing-in a new Permanent Secretary and Tutor General for Education District Six, Mrs. Olabisi Olufunmilayo Onadipe, said the massive investment on education architecture and continues empowering and equipping of teachers were all in a bid to raise the next generation of Lagosians who will be ready to take on the challenges of the future. Read more

Lagos begins airlift of Jerusalem pilgrims

Lagos State Government has commenced the airlift of pilgrims to Jerusalem with the first batch of 350 pilgrims who departed for the Holy Land at the weekend.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. Adeola Hundeyin admonished the pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the State and Nigeria while in the Holy Land.

Hundeyin advised the pilgrims to live an upright lifestyle that would encourage others and also stimulate their interest to embark on the holy pilgrimage.

The pilgrims were led by the Board Secretary, Olayinka Oye-Bamgbose as well as the State Operational Teams comprising Medical Doctors, Nurses, Clerics and Media officials.

Lagos Gov inaugurates Neighborhood Safety Corp Agency

Community policing will help in reducing crime – Ambode
…We’ll hit the ground running, Ex-DIG Ajao assures


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said that the fight against crime and all forms of criminality would be better enhanced if efforts are geared towards embracing community policing to complement the police and other law enforcement agencies.

Governor Ambode, who stated this at the swearing-in ceremony of the Chairman and members of the Board of the State’s Neighbourhood Safety Corp Agency, said community policing was needed to assist law enforcement agencies who, according to him, are already over stretched judging by the enormous task of securing the country. Read more

Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation day

…Urges residents to comply with environmental laws
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which hitherto held for three hours on the last Saturday of every month.
The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the decision to cancel the monthly exercise followed a resolution arrived at Wednesday’s Executive Council meeting which approved the need for a robust review of the environmental laws and procedures in the state in order to meet the present day challenges and to promote a clean and healthy environment. Read more

We’ll make Lagos uncomfortable for perpetrators of domestic violence – Ambode

…Leads first all men walk against women, girl child abuse

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday led an All Male Walk against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), vowing that his administration would leave no stone unturned to ensure that all perpetrators of such crimes are made to face the wrath of the law.

The walk, which proceeded from Ikeja under Bridge through Awolowo Way to Lagos House in Alausa, witnessed the participation of dignitaries from all walks of life, including members of the State Executive Council, members of the State House of Assembly, key government functionaries, entertainers, youths, artisans, workers, among others.

Addressing participants at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Governor Ambode, decked in a black T-shirt and armed with a placard with the inscription ‘Stop Rape, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse’, said it was time for men to stand up and take the bull by the horn in tackling the menace of SGBV in the society, as recent research has shown that women are more prone to being victims of these crimes. Read more

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Lagos State Government set to prosecute kidnappers Of Oniba

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday commenced moves to charge the suspected kidnappers of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni to court for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, murder and armed robbery.

The Government, in a statement issued by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said the four suspects – Duba Furejo, Ododomo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh would be prosecuted in accordance with the relevant laws applicable to the alleged crimes committed.


Kazeem, who has already issued legal advice for the prosecution of the suspected kidnappers, said the suspects would be charged for offences of conspiracy for kidnapping, kidnapping, and two counts charge of murder and armed robbery.

He added that the charge would be filed expeditiously at the High Court of the State to ensure prompt prosecution of the suspects. 

It would be recalled that during the unfortunate and dastardly crime, the security guard in the Palace and a commercial Bike rider were killed, while the monarch was whisked away and kept in captivity for about three weeks. Read more

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Lagos State Government Reinforces Security in Ikorodu

The Lagos State government has reassured the general public that the lives and property of well-meaning and peace-loving residents in the state remain a top priority. In a statement released on Sunday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the government advised that the general public should be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity in their immediate environment to the Police or any of the security services within the state.

The statement urges “members of the public not to allow any building to be used to harbor criminals or serve as a base for criminal activities.” Read more

Ambode commissions first State-Owned Helipad for medical emergency in Nigeria

…Terminates, re-awards abandoned projects in LASUTH
…Says 247-bed Ayinke House to be operational in 2017

Helipad for medical emergency by Giov Ambode (1)

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday commissioned the first state-owned Helipad for medical emergencies in Nigeria at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, adding that the upgrading of the 247-bed and five Theatre Suits for pregnant women, popularly called Ayinke House, would be ready for use by 2017.

Governor Ambode, who also inspected medical facilities at the LASUTH complex, said as part of efforts to transform the health sector in the State for optimal performance, the Bola Tinubu Health and Diagnostic Centre will soon become operational, while approval had been granted for the rehabilitation, upgrade and bulk purchase of medical equipments required in 20 Secondary and 21 Primary health facilities across the State.

Helipad for medical emergency by Giov Ambode (4) Read more

Rescue of Iba monarch: we will stamp criminal activities completely from our State- Ambode

…Says abduction of monarch desecration of traditional values

…Hot chase by security agencies paid off, says lagos cp, parades two suspects

…How we planned oba’s abduction, by suspects

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said his administration has the capacity and will to fight all forms of crime and criminality, saying that it would not relent in its efforts until criminal elements have no hiding place in the State.


The Governor who addressed journalists on the safe rescue of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, said in the last few weeks, there had been a coordinated onslaught by security agencies in the State against vandals and kidnappers, under the code name ‘Operation Awatse’, adding that the operation would continue until their activities are completely stamped out.

The Governor, who spoke through the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said that the kidnap of an Oba in Yorubaland was a sacrilege and a complete desecration of the cultural values of the Yoruba race, which according to him, must not go unpunished. Read more

Adebule appeals for Safe release of abducted Oniba of Ibaland

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule has appealed to the abductors of the Oniba of Ibaland, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, to ensure safe release of the aged monarch, abducted by gunmen on Saturday night in his Palace at Iba, Lagos.

Dr. Adebule made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing journalists on the ugly incident, espressing optimism that the Oba would soon be released and reunited with his family and subjects.

She noted that as custodians of traditional norms and institution, royal fathers deserve honor and respects from all the citizens, adding that the state government is working hard with various security operatives to ensure safe return of the abducted monarch.

While urging law enforcement agencies to step up activities and ensure that the monarch is rescued unhurt, Adebule implored the kidnappers to remember that the Monarch has various duties to perform in ensuring peace and tranquility in the town.

According to her, “To the law enforcement agencies, we know you are doing your best to improve security situations in the State, but you need to step up your intelligence gathering to fast track the rescue of the Oba.”

She also appealed to Nigerians and people of the State to support and assist the police command with useful information, noting that the State government will continue to sensitize the public on security issues and give necessary support to law enforcement agencies as they work to secure the lives and properties of the people.

While expressing sympathy with the family, friends and subjects of the abducted monarch, the Deputy Governor condemned other instances of kidnappings, rape, maiming and killing of innocent citizens.

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