…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
…Orders Full Enforcement of Traffic Laws
…Gives Tank Farm Owners 90-Day Ultimatum
…Chairs Emergency Security Council Meeting
…Says Days Of Impunity Is Over Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday read the riot act to commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders, commercial buses and street hawkers, saying that the state government will no longer tolerate their nefarious activities on the streets and highways which has caused untold hardship for the people of the state in recent times.
Addressing Government House Correspondents shortly after an emergency Security Council Meeting which he chaired, Governor Ambode said that it had become evident that traffic crimes and robbery are mostly as a result of the menace of Okada riders and street hawkers, while recalcitrant commercial buses have become lawless and reckless on the road.
He said the Council made far reaching decisions at the meeting in line with the commitment of his administration to ensure security of lives and property as well as the enforcing of the Rule of Law.
The Governor said that the government will not allow a few notorious elements to cause a breakdown in law and order and upset the peace that the state has enjoyed over the years.
To this end, he said he has directed the full enforcement of the Lagos Road Traffic Laws, especially as it concerns the restriction of okada and tricycle operations.
He reminded that Schedule II of the Lagos State Road Traffic Law 2012 restricts Okada, tricycle (Keke Marwa), carts and wheel barrows on some routes including Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Oworonshoki-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and Third Mainland Bridge.
Others routes include Eti-Osa/Lekki –Epe Expressway, Lagos –Badagry Expressway, Funsho Williams Avenue, Agege Motor Road and Eti-Osa/Lekki Coastal Road. Read more
Lagos must fulfill its massive potentials- Ambode
…Says Lagosians Expect Only the Best From Them
…Urges New Cabinet to Hit The Ground Running
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday swore in the newly appointed Commissioners and Special Advisers, with a charge on them to work round the clock and ensure that the state fulfils its potentials.
Speaking at the well-attended ceremony held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Governor Ambode reminded the new appointees that their primary allegiance is to the people of the state, irrespective of creed and colour urging them to dedicate themselves to the service of the state.
The Governor said that the state is currently experiencing rapid urbanization and thus requires hard thinking solutions to develop befitting infrastructure to cater for the increasing population.
“My fellow colleagues in the cabinet, Lagos is on the brink of greatness and you have all been given this platform to write your names in gold. You must work to leave a legacy that will be spoken of in glowing terms in years to come”, he said. Read more
…Fact Finding Committee Submits Report To Ambode Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday redeemed his promise to assist victims of recent tanker fire explosions in Iyana-Ipaja and Idimu Areas of the State with the distribution of cheques to 243 victims enumerated by the State government.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule at the cheque distribution event held at the Igando Rehabilitation Centre, Igando, urged the beneficiaries to utilise the government’s widow’s mite and return home to rehabilitate themselves as much they could.
“We know that what government has given is not enough but with the belief that you are going to put it to judicious use, it would go a long way to help out. Please stay peaceful and remain focused”.
“We want to you to go back home and rehabilitate yourself as much as you could. The good Lord would continue to be with you. We pray not to witness this kind of incidence again. We share in your feelings and urge you to continue to give your support to this administration”, he said. Read more
The iGnite Youth Summit is organized by RCCG Lagos Region(s) Youth Affairs, with an intention to fan into flame all Graces bestowed on all our youths by God. This is to ensure that all youths under the Region are inspired to become all they were created to be in all Godliness and Goodness, thereby influencing their world positively for Christ and making disciples of all nations, depopulating the kingdom of darkness and populating the kingdom of God by the help of the Holy Spirit Who Himself iGnites the fire in us for a positive influence around the world.
In the wake of reported cases of the resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in some neigbouring West African countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone, Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the general public to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent the recurrence of the disease in the State and the country at large.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Modele Osunkiyesi gave the advice in her office at Alausa, Ikeja while outlining strategies put in place by the State Government to prevent the diseases from recurring in the State after it has certified free of Ebola on the 20th of October 2014 by the World Health Organization.
She stated that Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and other stakeholders, is maintaining surveillance through Port Health Services and community surveillance activities in all local government areas.
While noting that that the prevention of Ebola remains a shared responsibility by all citizens, Osunkiyesi stated that although, there has not been any reported case of EVD in the State or the Country, but there is need for residents to take responsibility for their health.
She urged residents to observe the highest possible standards of personal and environmental hygiene through regular washing of hands with soap and running water; avoid close contact with people who are sick; ensure that objects used by the sick are decontaminated and properly disposed and avoid touching or washing of dead bodies if not trained to do so. Read more
…commends RCCG Apapa family intervention in Lagos schools
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday reiterated his commitment to ensure that no one is left behind as his administration strives to better the lot of residents in the state in the next four years.
The Governor who spoke at the 7th Edition of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Apapa Family, Excel Programme held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), assured that all residents of Lagos will be catered for, however urging them to support his government.
“As we embark on this journey, no one irrespective of colour, race status ability or disability would be left behind as we march progressively towards the destination of our collective destiny. Herein lies our strength today I ask you that we join hands as we move Lagos and Nigeria to a higher level on the wind of change”, the Governor said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna. Read more
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday met with Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) and Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) officers, stating that Lagos would be a chaotic city without LASTMA officials.
The Governor who spoke at a meeting with officials of the agencies at Lagos House, Ikeja said henceforth, the three agencies were going to be the new face of Lagos, adding that he would get the commendations for whatever they do right and the blame for their misdeeds.
“Just visualize that there is no LASTMA on the road. Lagos would more chaotic. I appeal strongly for your cooperation and support. As little as you may think your work is, you are going to be the new face of this government”.
“Anything that you do, that is good, I am going to get commendation for it and anything you do that is bad I am going condemnation for it. So that is my appeal and it is very important to all of you”, the Governor said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna. Read more
[ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY GOVERNOR-ELECT OF LAGOS STATE, MR. AKINWUNMI AMBODE. APRIL 12, 2015]
FELLOW LAGOSIANS, yesterday, election day, History beckoned. Courage stood tall. Fairness and Justice raised their heads. Democracy blew its trumpet. You, the people, the electorate, answered its call by marching to a victory only you could achieve.
You contested against an old and ancient device, the use of money and power to manipulate the result and thwart democracy. In the end, the sovereign will of the people proved worthier than money and mightier than brute force. Your collective voice remained the voice of Lagos.
Now, the official announcement from INEC has come. Democracy has triumphed once again. INEC has declared me the 14th governor-elect of our beloved Lagos. I know that it is only God that crowns KINGS. To Him be all the Glory. Read more
President Goodluck Jonathan with Gov. Amosun at the flag off of the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR, AT THE FLAG OFF, FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION AND EXPANSION WORKS ON THE LAGOS-IBADAN DUAL CARRIAGEWAY SECTIONS I AND II ON FRIDAY 5TH JULY, 2013 AT SHAGAMU INTERCHANGE.
1. We are gathered here today, to flag-off the reconstruction and expansion of sections I and II of the Lagos-Ibadan dual carriageway, one of the busiest and most important roads in our Nation.
2. This event fulfils my promise to accelerate these projects after the termination of the concession agreement between the Federal Government and Bi-Courtney for the reconstruction of the road. It also reflects our commitment as an administration to practically and relentlessly meet the yearnings of our people and also to improve our national transport infrastructure.
3. The Lagos-Ibadan expressway, constructed, between 1974 – 1978, is among the earliest dual carriageways in our Country. The road is an important economic artery that connects our Nation’s economic nerve centre: sea ports; airports and other vital businesses to many of the states of our federation. At the regional level, the road constitutes a section of the strategic Trans Saharan Highway, which links Lagos on the Atlantic Ocean to Algiers on the Mediterranean Sea.
4. This strategic national infrastructure is therefore of great socio-economic importance, not only to Nigeria, but also to the people of Africa. It is for this reason and noting that a comprehensive renovation and reconstruction was long overdue that the Federal Government in 2009, acting in good faith, entered into a concession agreement under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme to deliver on the road and alleviate the hardships on millions of road users. Read more