Gov. Ambode at Dinner in Honour of Outgoing Chairman, Members of Civil Service Commission

Gov. Ambode at Dinner in Honour of Outgoing Chairman, Members of Civil Service Commission

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (left) and the outgoing Chairman of Civil Service Commission, Dr. Olujobi Ayodele Ososanya (right), during the dinner in honour of Outgoing Chairman and Members of the Civil  Service Commission at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

PIX 3157

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd right); his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (middle); the outgoing Chairman of Civil Service Commission, Dr. Olujobi Ayodele Ososanya (2nd right), Commissioner II, Pastor Isreal Olufunso Alagbe (right); Commissioner IV, Engr. Oladimeji Oshinowo (3rd left); Commissioner I, Alhaji Razak Balogun (2nd left) and Commissioner III, Alhaji Tolani Odeyemi (left); during the dinner in honour of Outgoing Chairman and Members of the Civil Service Commission at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

PIX 8758

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule; Chief of Staff, Mr. Olukunle Ojo; Commissioner IV, Engr. Oladimeji Oshinowo and Commissioner II, Pastor Isreal Olufunso Alagbe, during the dinner in honour of Outgoing Chairman and Members of the Civil Service Commission at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

PIX 3002

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), presenting a  Certificate of Service and a plaque to Commissioner I, Alhaji Razak Balogun (right), during the dinner in honour of Outgoing Chairman and Members of the Civil  Service Commission at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

Our Government Will Always Reward Excellence, Dedication – Ambode

Our Government Will Always Reward Excellence, Dedication – Ambode

…Re-appoints Three Members Of State Civil Service Commission

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday announced the re-appointment of three of the outgoing members of the State Civil Service Commission for an additional tenure of five years.

Governor Ambode, who made this known at a dinner organized by the State Government in honour of the outgoing Chairman and Commissioners of the Commission, said the re-appointment was in line with the resolve of his administration to always reward excellence, hard work, commitment and dedication.

PIX 3002

Those re-appointed are Pastor Israel Folorunsho Alagbe, Hon. Tolani Wasiu Odeyemi and Engr. Oladimeji Oshinowo.

Other outgoing members of the Commission are Comrade Rasaq Folorunsho and the Chairman, Dr. Ayodele Olujobi Ososanya.

Governor Ambode said he was delighted to celebrate and thank the outgoing members of the Commission for their selfless service to the government and people of Lagos State, adding that the members discharged their duties very well while serving the State.

DSC_8873

He said: “The outgoing Chairman, Dr. Olujobi Ososanya, has served the Commission for ten years and during his tenure, the credibility and pride of our civil service was never in doubt. Civil Servants have been getting their promotion in time and there has been better communication between the Service and the government.”

“The task of recruiting, selection, and placement of suitable and qualified individuals in the State Civil Service is enormous but this Commission has handled it very well and ensured that the engine room of the government is properly oiled,” Governor Ambode said.

The Governor added that having served in the civil service for twenty-seven years until recently himself, he could attest to the fact that the Commission, under the outgoing members, was able to maintain harmony through the even application of rules and regulations guiding the service without fear of favour.

He said by their dedication, commitment and diligence, the outgoing members have upheld the reputation of the Lagos State Civil Service and entrenched its unequalled record when compared with others in the country.

In his opening remarks, Permanent Secretary in the office of the Chief of Staff, Mr. Abiodun Bamgbose said the dinner organized in honour of the outgoing members of the Commission was the very first in the history of the State, and it was in line with the continuity with improvement mantra of Governor Ambode’s administration.

DSC_8819

Bamgbose said the dinner was basically to honour those who have been upright in character and celebrating them for successfully managing over fifty thousand civil servants in the State.

The outgoing Chairman, Ososanya, who spoke on behalf of other members, thanked the people of the State for the opportunity given to them to serve, and apologized for those they might have offended in the course of discharging their duties.

”Eyes have not seen, ears have not heard and mouths have not spoken about the good works that God has been using and would still use Governor Ambode to do in Lagos State”, he said.

Address Delivered By His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State at a Dinner in Honour of the Outgoing Chairman and Members of the Civil Service Commission at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday 30th December, 2015

Address Delivered By His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State at a Dinner in Honour of the Outgoing Chairman and Members of the Civil Service Commission at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday 30th December, 2015

I am delighted to be here today to celebrate and thank our outgoing Chairman and Members of the Civil Service Commission for their selfless service to the Government and people of Lagos State. On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I thank you for your commitment and dedication in the discharge of your duty of managing the careers of our Civil Servants, of which I was one a few years ago.

DSC_8865

The outgoing Chairman, Dr. Olujobi Ososanya, has served the commission for Ten Years and during his tenure, the credibility and pride of our civil service was never in doubt. Civil Servants have been getting their promotion in time and there has been better communication between the Service and the government.

The task of recruiting, selection, and placement of suitable and qualified individuals in the State Civil Service is enormous but this Commission has handled it very well and ensured that the engine room of the government is properly oiled.

The Commission has been able to maintain harmony during their tenure through the even application of rules and regulations guiding the Service without fear or favour.

For this, I thank you. I commend the efforts of these thorough-bred administrators with varied skills and knowledge. By your dedication, commitment and diligence, you have upheld the reputation of the Lagos State Civil and entrenched its unequalled record when compared with others in the country.

In view of your hard work, three of the outgoing members are being re-presented for an additional tenure of Five Years.

Once again, on behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I congratulate you and wish you success in all your future endeavours.

Happy New Year in advance.

Thank you and God bless you.

Itesiwaju Ilu Eko, lo je wa l’ogun!!!

Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor of Lagos State,

Alausa.

 30th December, 2015

Gov. Ambode’s Convoy Apprehends Airforce Cadet for Locking Boy in Car Trunk

Gov. Ambode’s Convoy Apprehends Airforce Cadet for Locking Boy in Car Trunk

The convoy of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday apprehended two Airforce cadets in Mile 12 area of the State while dehumanizing an artisan, Dahiru Lawal for allegedly breaking the windscreen of a Chrysler Stratus car with registration number KRD 267 DV.

The cadets – Peters O. Solomon and Abdullahi Fahad, who claimed to be Airforce personnel attached to the Airforce Base in Ikeja, had forced Lawal in the boot of their car after dragging him on the ground for the said offence.

PIX 0217

Governor Ambode, who was returning from an inspection visit to Agbowa in Ikorodu, saw the situation and swiftly intervened to save Lawal who was gasping for breath. 

The Governor wondered how such inhuman treatment could be meted to a fellow citizen just for slightly breaking the windscreen of a car.

 When questioned by journalists, the cadets admitted putting Lawal in the boot of their car.

PIX 0206

According to them, Lawal tried to escape after breaking the windscreen and ran into the nearby market where they eventually chased and apprehended him.  

Peters said: “What happened is that the boy broke the windscreen in front of my car. When I stopped, I asked him to come, the boy ran away. We have to drag him back and put him in the boot.”

“I kind of threatened his boss that he is working with and when his boss came and looked at what he did to me, that was when I put him inside the boot for the remaining ones to go and call the boss. Not that I locked the boot, I only put him inside the boot, but I did not lock the boot,” he said.

Also Abdullahi said himself and Peters were along Mile 12 after visiting a friend when they heard a knack on their windscreen and they saw Lawal attempting to escape.

“We now run inside the market and dragged him (Lawal) down. I was even asking who he is working with because I want to see his Oga since I know he cannot repair my damaged windscreen. I want to see the man he is working with so that we can settle everything with him. I now told my colleague that we should hand him over to Airforce police at the Airforce Base,” Abdullahi said.

While narrating his ordeal in the hands of the cadets, Lawal who hails from Kaduna State, said he mistakenly damaged the windscreen with the load he carried, and that he took to his heels because he was afraid of what they might do to him.

He said: “I ran into the market and they pursued me and caught me inside the market. They started beating me and dragged me to their car.”

PIX 2841

“I ran because I was afraid of what the cadets might do to me, while my boss and people around begged on my behalf, but their pleas fell on deaf ears.”

“The police also came to plead with them to open the boot but they insisted on taking me away and it was at that point that the convoy of the Governor arrived to rescue me from the boot of the car where they kept me,” Lawal said.

He added that he lost his cell phone and the sum of N5, 000 which he was having on him at the point that he was being dragged on the floor.

The Governor had since ordered that the suspects be handed over to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution. 

Every Community Will Feel the Pulse of Our Government – Ambode

Every Community Will Feel the Pulse of Our Government – Ambode

…Flags Off ‘One Lagos Fiesta’

…FG Hails Initiative

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday restated his commitment to keep faith with the promise he made during the electioneering campaign to run an all-inclusive government, where every community will not be left out in the scheme of affairs.

Governor Ambode, who spoke while flagging off the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ at the Agege Stadium, said the programme was in fulfillment of his campaign promise, as well as improving on what he met on ground on all fronts.

The ‘One Lagos Fiesta’, an initiative of the present administration is tailored towards ushering in the New Year, is designed to hold between December 27, and January 1, 2016 simultaneously in five locations across the State including Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, Agege and Lagos Island.

Speaking at the event, Governor Ambode recalled the last time he visited Agege Stadium during the electioneering campaign, saying he was back again to fulfill one of the promises made to the people then.

He said: “The last time I came to this stadium was during the campaign and I came with President Muhammadu Buhari. The President has been so magnanimous, he has sent us the Minister of Information and Culture to come back here and say a big thank you to all of you.”

“We promised you that we are going to bring governance to the communities; we promised you that we are going to have a government of inclusion where all of you will be included in everything that we will be doing in Lagos State.”

“That is why we are here to say that One Lagos Fiesta is about all of you and it is about the rest of Lagos. We want every youth and every parent to enjoy what others have been enjoying through the nook and crannies of the state”.

“That is why we have decided to have a five-day programme that will be done in Badagry, Agege, Epe, Ikorodu and Lagos Island. This is the first place I’m visiting and that means you mean a lot to me,” Governor Ambode said.

The Governor said that his administration was working hard to make Lagos work for all, just as he assured that good things would start happening in Agege, and indeed in the whole of Lagos going forward.

Earlier, the Federal Government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed hailed Lagos State for the innovative annual countdown event, describing it as the biggest of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mohammed also congratulated Governor Ambode and the Government of Lagos State for rejigging the event into what is now known as the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ designed to hold simultaneously in five different locations across the State.

“Instead of the omnibus show that is usually held at the Bar Beach in Lagos, the State Government has now decided to organize the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’, starting from today, Dec. 27 and running through January 1st 2016.”

“This will ensure that all the five Administrative Divisions of the State have a taste of the crossover celebrations. In addition to bringing the annual event closer to the people by staging it in Agege, Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu and the Bar Beach, the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ will also showcase the multi-cultural endowment and arts of the various communities in the five administrative divisions of the state,” the Minister said.

He expressed hope that the Lagos countdown event ”will become bigger and bigger and will form a major part of the annual Calendar of Festivals which we plan to unveil in the days ahead.”

Also speaking, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa thanked Governor Ambode for showing love to the people of the State, especially Agege, and promised the people that government would ensure that the next edition will be bigger and better.

Prominent musicians, including Dbanj and Seun Kuti, performed at the Fiesta.