Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode Attends the Corporate Council on Africa’s 10th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); leading a panel discussion, Vice President, Corporate Council on Africa, Ambassador Bob Perry (left), other World Leaders and participants, during the 10th Biennial U.S-Africa Business Summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday, January 03, 2016.

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); Vice President, Corporate Council on Africa, Ambassador Bob Perry; Director, Suba Saharan Africa, Procter & Gamble, Temitope Iluyemi; Country Lead Nigeria, Corporate Council on Africa, Mr. Ekenem Isichei (behind); Executive of Procter & Gamble, Mr. Ikechukwu Ofuani and Senior Country Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Mr.  Uyi Akpata, during the 10th Biennial U.S-Africa Business Summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday, January 03, 2016. 

 

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); leading a panel discussion, Vice President, Corporate Council on Africa, Ambassador Bob Perry (left), other World Leaders and participants, during the 10th Biennial U.S-Africa Business Summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday, January 03, 2016.

 

 

 

Work Commences on Rehabilitation Of Ajasa-Command, Abesan Roads

Work Commences on Rehabilitation Of Ajasa-Command, Abesan Roads

…Residents Laud Ambode

Barely two weeks after Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode inspected the state of Ajasa-Command and Abesan roads, work has commenced on the rehabilitation of the stretch of road linking Church Road to Abesan.

A visit to the area on Wednesday confirmed the commencement of work on the roads by the State Government.

Work has also commenced in the Command axis of the road.

During the inspection tour, Governor Ambode had expressed displeasure on the state of Ajasa-Command and Abesan roads, and assured residents of the area that work would commence on the rehabilitation of the roads within the next two weeks.

When our correspondent visited the areas, it was noticed that contractors have already moved to Church Road leading to Abesan through Giwa Street, while many shop owners on the road from Agbelekale Junction are already removing them from the road.

Besides, it was also observed that the street lights from Abule-Egba through Ekoro Road to Agbelekale Junction currently works at night, while serious work is being done to connect the street light on the other stretch of the road to Command from Agbelekale Junction.

A resident of the area and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Alhaja Fatimo Balogun (Faaji) commended Governor Ambode for keeping the promise he made to the people barely within two weeks.

“This development is a confirmation of the fact that the welfare of the people is very paramount to the Governor. For a Governor to come to this area, made promise to the people that the road will be fixed in two weeks as well as street light and drainage systems, and work has already commenced as promised, is a thing of joy to us.

“We in the APC in this area are very proud of the Governor. We are behind him and we indeed wish him well in his quest to massively develop the State,” Balogun said.

Another resident of the area, Mr Adetunji Adewale, said with the level of passion and commitment of Governor Ambode to continue in the tradition of development that Lagos has always been known for and doing so with improvement, the Governor would soon be adjudged as the best in Nigeria.

“I can see many awards coming for the Governor in no long distant future and my advice for him is to stay focused on his developmental agenda and not allow any distractions to set in.

“I will also like the Governor to ensure that the quality of job being done is of international standard, and then the Governor must up his game in the area of enforcing the traffic laws and other laws aimed at bringing sanity to the polity and the environment,” Adewale counseled.

International Marathon: Lagos State Government Restricts Movement on Major Highways

International Marathon: Lagos State Government Restricts Movement on Major Highways

…Announces Alternative Routes 


 The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced restriction of movement in some of the major highways to be used for the February 6, 2016 International Marathon scheduled to start by 7am at National Stadium Surulere and terminate at Eko Atlantic City.

The Lagos International Marathon, which was last held in 1983, is billed to be attended by over 20,000 athletes, including over 20 world class marathoners.

Speaking during a press conference at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi disclosed that the Marathon will start from the National Stadium and move to Anthony, and thereafter to Gbagada Road, Third Mainland Bride through Alfred Rewane to Lekki Ikoyi Bridge and terminate at Eko Atlantic City.

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Elegushi, who explained that the Marathon will commence at 7am, said the restriction of traffic will however start from 6:30am and end at 1pm, adding that adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure that security operatives and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) barricade access to the dual carriage way to be affected by the event.

According to him, all traffic flow and access from Alaka and Alhaji Masha to National Stadium towards Ojuelegba and along Western Avenue terminating at Anthony Bus stop would be blocked, while the whole stretch of the Anthony Oke to Gbagada unto Third mainland Bride along with accesses at New Garage, Adeniji Adele interchange; Sura/Simpson and Obalende would equally be blocked.

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He added that all access from Dolphin Estate towards Osborne terminating at Falomo Road About would be blocked for the event, while access to Falomo Roundabout from Alfred Rewane (Kingsway Road), Awolowo Road and traffic from Victoria Island would also be affected.

According to Elegushi, other areas to be affected include all access/link roads along Bourdillon up to Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Roundabout and the Link Bridge, while there would also be blockade of traffic on Admiralty Way from the bridge outlet inward Lekki-Epe Expressway inward Ozumba Mbadiwe to Akin Adesola, Bishop Oluwole and Bar Beach (Atlantic City).

He, however, call on all Lagosians “to see the event not only as a sporting event but for its tourism content. As a people who are naturally friendly, we should put on display, our positive attitude to visitors,” Elegushi counseled.

He said governor would not hesitate to lift the restriction if and when it is perceived as necessary to bring about free flow of traffic.

While regretting any inconveniences that the residents might suffer as a result of the restriction, Elegushi said the security operatives and LASTMA officials have been stationed to ensure free flow of traffic in all the other alternative routes which the people could make use of during the event.

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On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, Christ Olakpe assured residents of the preparedness of his men to ensure a hitch-free tournament.

Olakpe, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, added that instructions have been given to his men to be civil in dealing with residents.

Governor Ambode’s Wife Urges Nigerians to Unite in Fight Against Cancer

Governor Ambode’s Wife Urges Nigerians to Unite in Fight Against Cancer

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has called on Nigerians to unite to fight the scourge of cancer.

 She spoke in Alausa, Ikeja, while delivering a goodwill message to mark the 2016 World Cancer Day, organized by Sebeccly Cancer Care, an advocacy organization raising public awareness on cancer.

 Her message, “Let’s unite to fight cancer; you can, I can”, was endorsed on a pink wall, when she was presented with the Guinness World Record Human Ribbon Canvass and Banner, by Sebeccly, as part of activities for public education for awareness on cancer.

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 In her remarks after the brief ribbon presentation ceremony, Mrs. Ambode said that although cancer had been a threat to the world claiming more than eight million lives annually, all hope was not lost if everyone could unite to fight the scourge.

 She said that the theme of this year’s celebration, “we can, I can”, was a universal call to all and sundry, especially governments, to make the fight a priority at the highest levels.

 Speaking further, she advised people to engage in physical activities and to go for regular screening for early detection, to enable outright cure or easier management of a diagnosed cancer condition.

 Speaking on the activities of Sebeccly Cancer Care, Mrs. Omojole Adetoro, a board member, said that the organization was established ten years ago, to raise awareness on cancer, assist cancer patients for treatment and to empower survivors, to live a happy and stable life after completing treatment.

 She said further that, many cancer patients had been assisted to full recovery since its establishment, stressing that funding remained a major challenge to the mandate of the organization.

One area requiring major financial assistance, according to her, is the establishment of a cancer survivor centre, to rehabilitate, reintegrate, as well as empower cancer survivors for stable living.

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 While thanking Mrs Ambode and some agencies of the state government for their consistent financial and material support, she asked for more assistance for the organization to establish the cancer survivor centre.

 February 4 every year, is world cancer day and the theme for this year is “We can; you can”.

 The day is set aside by WHO for public education campaign, to fight cancer which kills more than eight million people annually across the world.