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Sanwoolu Will Surpass Ambode’s Achievements – Lawmakers



Some lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly have given an assurance that the new Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Olusola Sanwoolu would surpass the achievements of his predecessor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in four years.

They spoke at the Tarawa Balewa Square during Sanwoolu’s inauguration on Wednesday May 29, 2019.

They stated that Sanwoolu’ knowledge, exposure and his experience as a banker, commissioner and an administrator have prepared him for the tasks ahead.

In his comment, Hon. Olanrewaju Ogunyemi, representing Ojo Constituency 2, stated that the inauguration was a new dawn and a new beginning in the state.

Ogunyemi said that Sanwoolu would meet the aspirations of the people, adding that he would go out there to do bidding of the residents of the state.
“Today is the climax of all the activities that we carried out during the campaign.
“We expect that Sanwoolu would give the people what they wanted.

“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a very intelligent leader. We thought his shoes were so big for former governor Babatunde Fashola to step into. But we saw the extent Fashola went as Governor for eight years.
“Former governor Akinwunmi Ambode also came and he showed that he was a good administrator.

‘All the successive governors right from the time of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have been performing excellently.
“We believe that Babajide Sanwoolu would also perform better because he has all it takes to move the state forward,” he said.

He added that Lagos State would become better soon, especially with Dr. Obafemi Hamzat as the Deputy Governor of the state.
Also speaking, Hon. Abiodun Tobun from Epe Constituency 1 said that nothing could beat experience, and that Sanwoolu was an embodiment of knowledge as an ex banker and a former commissioner of in the state.

Tobun stated that Sanwoolu was well experienced and that he had been tested okay for the job of leading a megacity such as Lagos.
“With Babajide Sanwoolu we expect a speedy turnaround in Lagos State.
‘You know Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an oracle. He has given us the best product in Babajide Sanwoolu and I know he would usher in massive development in the state.

“What Ambode did was a tip of the iceberg. What he was able to do was in tandem with the manifestoes of the party. He did not do anything extraordinary.
“Sanwoolu would also work with the manifestoes of the party. The combination of Sanwoolu and Hamzat is a plus.
“Hamzat is a politician and a technocrat. He is well exposed and well read to be in government,” he said.
Tobun emphasized that Sanwoolu has been in the private sector as a banker and that he had been in government as a commissioner and a politician.
He said that based on this, Sanwoolu would perform better, and that former governor Ambode was a civil servant, who he said served the interest of civil servants unlike Sanwoolu; who, according to him, a civil servant and politician.

According to Tobun, Sanwoolu had been a private sector man he knew what the private sector wants, while he also knows what the civil servants want as a former civil servant.
Also, a former lawmaker in the state assembly, Hon. Wahab Alawiye King stated that Sanwoolu was an all round politician, who had the experience and knowledge to lead the state to the Promised Land.

Alawiye King added that the experience, education and knowledge of Sanwoolu would help him to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people
He stressed that Sanwoolu has a policy document that would help him to perform in all ramifications.

At the venue were dignitaries from all walks of life as well as public office holders, politicians, market women, and residents of the state.
The venue is bubbling with activities with security men manning all the entrances to stop uninvited guests from gaining access to the venue.

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One missing as boat capsize in Lagos



One person has been declared missing after a speed boat conveying roofing materials capsized at the Ibasa waterfront in Lagos yesterday June 15th.

A statement from the Lagos state police command says at about 12.00noon, a speed Boat with inscription ‘OMOMUMMY MARINE’ mounted with 70HP Yamaha engine, operated by one Muri Jimoh, with two passengers on board, capsized  at Ibasa waterfront due to heavy wave, while conveying roofing materials from Ijegun to Ibasa.

Consequently, the victims overboarded and got drowned.

However, two of the victims were rescued alive by a team of Marine Policemen patrolling the waterways.

One of the victims, a 32-year-old man identified as Rasaki is still missing. Search and rescue operation is still ongoing to rescue him alive. 

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Sanwo-Olu did not buy N187m car, aide replies PDP



The Lagos State Government has denied a claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, acquired a N187m official vehicle.

The Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement, on Sunday, said the vehicle used by Sanwo-Olu, which he said was “certainly not N187m,” was purchased over a year ago.

According to Akosile, the Lagos chapter of the PDP had started exhibiting signs of “long-term depression” by joining the “infamous league of fake news promoters.”

He said, “As a major political party, one will expect the PDP to be more circumspect in its criticism of the state governor, especially along the lines of progress and development for the state and not reducing itself to purveyor of fake news.

“For the avoidance of doubt, His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, did not buy a N187m SUV as his official vehicle. In fact, the governor has not procured any vehicle for official use.

“The vehicle the governor uses, if that’s what the PDP is referring to, was purchased almost a year ago and it certainly is not N187m. The PDP needs to check well before coming out with fallacious claims next time.”

Akosile, speaking on the PDP’s demand for Sanwo-Olu’s assets declaration, said it was clear that the party and its members are delusional.

He said, “While it’s not legally mandatory for Governor Sanwo-Olu to make his assets declaration public, he is certainly not perturbed about the request. The PDP should know by now that it’s a choice.

“However, Governor Sanwo-Olu will not be dragged into matters that have no direct positive impact on the lives of the people of Lagos State.

“Therefore the PDP should keep its unsolicited advice and concentrate on putting its already collapsed house in order if it hopes to be relevant in the political firmament of Lagos State now or in the future.”

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Sanwo-Olu swears in six newly-appointed Permanent Secretaries



Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sworn in the six newly-appointed Permanent Secretaries just as he announced the redeployment of some serving ones.

A statement by the Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri- Okunola said that the action was to reinvigorate the State’s policy implementation apparatus, adding that the appointment of new Permanent Secretaries took effect from June 1, 2019.  

The newly appointed Permanent Secretaries and their portfolios are: Dr. Ademuyiwa Benjamin Eniayewun, Health Service Commission; Mr. Olumide Olufolami Erinle, Education District IV; Mrs. Okelola Oludara, Education District VI and Mr. Wasiu Adedamola Akewusola, Ministry of Housing.

Others are: Mrs. Yewande Abiodun Falugba – Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and Mr. Mustapha Abiodun Osi-Efa, Local Government Establishment and Pensions Office.  

The redeployed serving Permanent Secretaries are Mr. Timothy Olukayode Ogunnubi, Local Government Service Commission; Mrs. Samiat Olatokunboh Adeleye, Ministry of Education; Arc. Foluso Adebayo Dipe, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development; Mrs. Maryrose Omotola Akinsanya, Parastatals Monitoring Office.    

Other redeployed ones are: Mrs. Adebunmi  Elizabeth Adekanye, Ministry of Home Affairs; Mr. Segun Olufemi Adeniji, Ministry of Science and Technology; Mrs. Toyin Idowu Awoseyi, Teaching Service Commission. They also include Mr. Abdul-Ahmed Olorunfemi Mustapha, Office of Civic Engagement; Mrs. Boladale Aderemi Dapo-Thomas, Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment; Mrs. Omobolanle Modinat Ogunmola, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives; Mrs. Ganiat Raji, Audit Service Commission; Mrs. Adetutu Abiola Liadi, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget; and Mrs. Sinatu Bandele Fadipe to Civil Service Pension Office.  

The Governor tasked the new Permanent Secretaries to discharge their duties diligently and see their appointments as service to humanity.

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