Mrs. Bolanle Ambode Flags Off De-worming Exercise For 60,000 Pupils

Mrs. Bolanle Ambode Flags Off De-worming Exercise For 60,000 Pupils

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode on Monday flagged-off the State’s mass  de-worming exercise for primary school pupils in the State, charging parents in the state to encourage hand-washing among their children, as well as maintain a clean and healthy environment so as to prevent them contracting worm infections.

She gave the charge at Maryland, lkeja during the flag-off ceremony organized by the State’ Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

She said that worm parasites contributes significantly to malnutrition in children by stealing the nutrients they ingest, leading to dangerous health conditions like severe anemia, stunted growth and low immunity, among others.

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (right), with pupils of Lagos State Public Primary Schools during the flag-off of Mass Deworming programme for pupils in Public Primary Schools, organized by  the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, at Maryland, Lagos, on Monday, 23 January, 2017. With her is Special Adviser on Housing, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson (2nd right).
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (right), with pupils of Lagos State Public Primary Schools during the flag-off of Mass Deworming programme for pupils in Public Primary Schools, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, at Maryland, Lagos, on Monday, 23 January, 2017.
With her is Special Adviser on Housing, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson (2nd right).

According to her, “De-worming children helps them to develop well and boost their learning capability. This is a great advantage that cannot be ignored because good academic performance will to a large extent determine the future of a child.

“It is important to remind ourselves of the need to maintain a clean environment, as it is a simple and effective way of preventing worms and helping the children to live a healthy life,” she said.

Speaking further, Mrs. Ambode commended the effort of the State Government in this regard, describing it as pivotal to the survival, growth and development of every child, regardless of social background.

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (2nd right), administering de-worming syrup on one of the pupils of Lagos State public primary schools, supported by Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf (right) while the Acting HOS, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye (left); Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts & Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola (2nd left) and her counterpart for Housing, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson (3rd left), watch during the flag-off of Mass Deworming programme for pupils in Public Primary Schools, organized by  the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, at Maryland, Lagos, on Monday, 23 January, 2017.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (2nd right), administering de-worming syrup on one of the pupils of Lagos State public primary schools, supported by Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf (right) while the Acting HOS, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye (left); Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts & Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola (2nd left) and her counterpart for Housing, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson (3rd left), watch during the flag-off of Mass Deworming programme for pupils in Public Primary Schools, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, at Maryland, Lagos, on Monday, 23 January, 2017.

She also reminded teachers of their responsibility towards educating children on healthy habits for good growth and development.

Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, disclosed that over 60,000 pupils from various primary schools in the state, would be de-wormed, using WHO-recommend drug.

She noted that worm infection had been identified as one of the major challenges to healthy growth and development of children, which the human body system did not have the natural means of combating.

According to her, “Worms infect more than one third of the world’s population, with the most intense infections in children and the poor”.

She promised that the current administration in the state would continue to take proactive measures that would assist healthy development and robust welfare of children in the state.

Law Reform: Osinbajo, Babalola, Olanipekun, Others For Lagos Justice Summit

Law Reform: Osinbajo, Babalola, Olanipekun, Others For Lagos Justice Summit

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, and foremost Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Aare Afe Babalola are among dignitaries expected to chart a way forward for the justice sector at a two-day Summit on Administration of Justice put together by the Lagos State Government.

The Summit, organised by the State’s Ministry of Justice, with the theme: “Contemporary Trends: Catalysts for Justice Sector Reform in Lagos State,” will take place between January 30 and 31, 2017 at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, and participants are billed to discuss and proffer solutions to improvement of the sector.

Other legal luminaries expected to grace the Summit are human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN); former Lagos State Attorney General and Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Ade Ipaye; Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji of the International Criminal Court; and former Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Mr. Fola Arthur- Worrey.

Osinbajo, according to a statement issued on Monday by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, is the Keynote Speaker at the Summit, while Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would serve as the Special Guest of Honour.

Kazeem, who is the Chief Host, said that the Summit was designed to create a platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas and is expected to feature about 25 high level speakers drawn from within and outside the country.

He said the sessions prepared for the Summit will consist of Plenary, Panelist discussions, a host of interactive deep sessions as well as robust discussions addressing the most topical issues in Justice Administration.

He added that topics will range from Criminal Administration, to appraisal of Civil Procedure, Ethics and Efficient Court Administration.

Speaking further on the rationale behind the Summit, Kazeem said: “There is the need to continue to update our laws and policies in order to create an enabling environment for investors and tourist, and the best way to do this is through contributions and participation of stakeholders.”

Lagos State Government Commences The Implementation Of Child Protection Policy

Lagos State Government Commences The Implementation Of Child Protection Policy

The Lagos State Government has commenced implementation of the Executive Order ratified by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on December 16, 2016 which established the Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

The Executive Order highlights the importance and priority which the State Government placed towards protecting the lives of children and it applies to all State Government organisations, all schools, child centred institutions, orphanages and child related institutions located in the State, both public and private.

Speaking during the annual general meeting and intervention programme put together by the Office of Education Quality Assurance which was attended by over 1,000 participants, Coordinator of Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), an agency under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the State Government was determined to implement the Executive Order to ensure the protection of children.

She said the need for the landmark engagement was crucial considering the fact that schools have resumed and there was need for key stakeholders such as principals, school administrators, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), public and private school guidance counsellors, evaluators and others, to become conversant with and abreast of the provisions of the policy.

According to Vivour-Adeniyi, “The Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy must be used wherever services are provided for children and care givers are mandated to adopt a Child Protection policy in their respective institutions, nuanced to suit their respective peculiarities.

“The major aim of the policy is to provide clear direction for reporting disclosures of abuse and commitment to the development of good practice and sound procedures to keep children safe.

“The policy also ensures that child protection concerns are identified, referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the needs of the child’s wellbeing.”

The DSVRT Coordinator also used the medium to sound a very clear warning to all Child centred institutions both public and private, that the State Government would no longer tolerate negligence in ensuring the safety of children under their supervision and failure to adopt and implement the policy would amount to both civil and criminal actions.

Besides, copies of the policy in the form of booklets were distributed to all participants, while they participants were also informed of their mandatory duty to report actual or suspected child abuse cases, and consequences for failure to report.

Brief Report On The Activities Of Lagos State Public Works Corporation From Monday January 16th – Friday January 20th 2017

Brief Report On The Activities Of Lagos State Public Works Corporation From Monday January 16th – Friday January 20th 2017

Lagos State Public Works Corporation this week carried out Maintenance/Palliative works on the underlisted roads in the following Local Government Areas.

AGEGE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ON-GOING FIXING OF POT HOLES AT ONIWAYA ROAD, AGEGE LG

REHABILITATION OF AGBOTIKUYO AXIS AGEGE LG

  1. Agbotikuyo Axis, Agege
  2. Alexandra road, Agege
  3. Ayige street, Agege
  4. Salawu street, Agege
  5. Agege Motor road, Bolade inward Cappa, Agege
  6. Oko Oba road, Orile, Agege
  7. Oniwaya Road, Agege

ON-GOING REHABILITATION OF AYIGE STREET, AGEGE LG

ALIMOSHO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Ipaja-Command road, Alimosho
  2. Ikotun-Ijegun road, Major B/stop, Alimosho
  3. Ikotun-Egbe road, Alimosho
  4. Church street/Akowonjo rd, Akowonjo, Alimosho
  5. Stephen Wusu street, Alaguntan, Alimosho

AMUWO ODOFIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ON-GOING REHABILITATION OF OLD OJO ROAD, ABULE ADO-MARWA

  1. Old Ojo road, Ile Epo-Abule Ado axis, Amuwo Odofin
  2. Old Ojo road, Abule Ado-Marwa axis, Amuwo Odofin
  3. Old Ojo road, FinNiger-Alakija, Amuwo Odofin
  4. Old ojo rd, Mazamaza-Ifebajo jnctn Axis, Amuwo Odofin

AJEROMI IFELODUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. 7UP to Mobil road, Ajeromi Ifelodun
  2. Mobil road, Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun

BADAGRY LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Mowo-Ikoga road, Badagry
  2. Ashade Crescent, Badagry, Badagry
  3. Lagos Badagry Express way, Oke Afo-Vespa inward Mile 2, Badagry
  4. Topo rd, Badagry

EPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Epe-Ijebu Ode road, Mojoda inward Odo-Iragushin, Epe

ETI-OSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Ado-Badore road, Ajah, Eti Osa
  2. Olushola Agbaje street, Lekki Phase 1, Eti Osa
  3. Onikepo Akande road, Lekki Phase 1, Eti Osa
  4. Oroke street, Ikoyi, Eti Osa
  5. Gerard street/Kingsway road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa

IKEJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ON-GOING REHABILITATION OF LAGOS ABEOKUTA EXPRESSWAY,

REHABILITATION OF MICHAEL OGUN STREET, GRA, IKEJA LG

  1. Adebowale street/Odozie street/Gbadamosi street, Ojodu, Ikeja
  2. Adeyemo Alakija street, GRA, Ikeja
  3. Sobo Arobiodu street, GRA, Ikeja
  4. Lagos Abeokuta Expressway, Ile Zik axis by Ajayi Farm, Ikeja
  5. Gbadamosi Street, Ojodu, Ikeja
  6. Lagos Abeokuta Expressway, Cement axis/Egba junction, Ikeja
  7. Aina st, Ojodu, Ikeja
  8. Bayo Ajayi st, Agidingbi, Ikeja
  9. Michael Ogun street, GRA, Ikeja
  10. Ogunnusi road by Chicken Republic, Ikeja

REHABILITATION OF BAYO AJAYI STREET, AGIDINGBI, IKEJA LG

IFAKO-IJAYE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Haruna Obawole Road network, Ifako Ijaye
  2. Badru street/Ogunbusola street/Ajibawo street/Akinbami road, Ishaga, Ifako Ijaye
  3. Iju-Ajuwon road, Elliot axis, Ifako Ijaye
  4. Charity street/Olayiwola street by Old Abeokuta road, Ifako Ijaye
  5. Akinbami street/Adesina street, Ishaga, Ifako Ijaye
  6. Puposola st, Abule Egba, Ifako Ijaye
  7. Omoyeni street/Abiok street/Adepegba street, Ojokoro, Ifako Ijaye

IKORODU LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Ikorodu-Sagamu road, Oriwu club axis, Ikorodu
  2. Itoikin road, Ikorodu
  3. Awosoga street, Lowa, Ikorodu
  4. Isawo road, Owutu, Ikorodu
  5. TOS Benson street/Ayangburen road, Ikorodu LG
  6. Ladegboye street, off Ijede rd, Ikorodu
  7. Fela Ahmed st, Mallo-LASTMA Axis, Ikorodu

IBEJU LEKKI

  1. Lekki Epe Expressway, Ajah-Awoyaya axis, Ibeju Lekki

 KOSOFE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ON-GOING LAYING OF PAVING STONES AT FLORENCE EGBUNA

  1. Jubril Liadi street/Emmanuel Keshi Magodo, Kosofe
  2. Isheri Magodo road network, Ayodele Fanoiki street, Kosofe
  3. Davies street, Off Demuren, Ketu, Kosofe
  4. Florence Egbuna street/Agato street, Ogudu, Kosofe
  5. Ajelogo Market Internal road, Kosofe
  6. Orisigun street inward Ajelogo, Kosofe
  7. Apostolic Grammar School road, Kosofe, Kosofe
  8. Majolate street, Onipanu, Kosofe
  9. Oriola street/Doyin Omololu street, Alapere, Kosofe
  10. Olowoora-Magodo road, Kosofe

LAGOS MAINLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Onike street/Birrel street, Lagos Mainland
  2. Herbert Macaulay way, Kano junction – Adekunle axis, Lagos Mainland
  3. Barikisu Iyede street, Abule Oja, Lagos Mainland
  4. Lawani street/Adeshina street, Abule Oja, Lagos Mainland
  5. Queens street to UNILAG (1st&2nd) Gates, L/Mainland

LAGOS ISLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Ojo Giwa street, Lagos Island
  2. Carter Bridge end, Elegbata, Lagos Island

MUSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Kayode street, Onipanu, Mushin
  2. Adeola Adekeye street, Off Coker, Ilupeju, Mushin
  3. Michael Adekoya street, Off Ilupeju bye pass, Mushin

OSHODI ISOLO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Agege Motor road, Bolade inward & outward Cappa, Oshodi Isolo
  2. Agege Motor road, Cappa inward Bolade, Oshodi Isolo

OJO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. NEPA road, Ojo
  2. Olojo drive, Ojo
  3. Old Ojo road, Marwa-FinNiger junction, Ojo

SURULERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Cleggs street, Ojuelegba, Surulere
  2. Ijesha road junction inward Lawanson, Surulere
  3. Iponri street/Alaka axis to Canal, Surulere
  4. Eko Bridge, Alaka inward Ijora, Surulere

SOMOLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Oshipitan street, Bariga, Somolu
  2. Igbobi College road, Somolu








 

Artists And Students Warm Up For Eko Art Expo

Artists And Students Warm Up For Eko Art Expo

The first Rasheed Gbadamosi Eko Art Expo which opens on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island is gathering momentum as gallery owners, artists and art students all over Lagos submit artworks and warm up for the three-day exhibition being organized by Lagos State government in collaboration with some galleries and art foundations in the State.

In a press release signed on Friday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, about 400 artworks and photographs will be on display at the exhibition which will be declared opened by the Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, together with the Chairman of the Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The statement said the exhibition will be curated by respected lawyer, art collector and owner of Mydrim gallery, Mrs. Sinmidele Adesanya, while the Director of African Artists Foundation, Mr. Azu Nwagbogu, will curate the photographic component of the expo.

According to Ayorinde, the exhibition will be curated along three segments: the photographic part, which is a recreation of the works of several Nigerian artists that were exhibited at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium (Bozar) where Governor Ambode was a special guest in 2016. One hundred photographic artworks from that Bozar exhibition showing different aspects of Lagos under the theme “Dey Your Lane” will be on display at the Eko Art Expo in Lagos.

The expo is also composed of two more segments where paintings, sculptures and installations by students selected from various higher institutions in Lagos State; galleries, well known masters as well as less familiar emerging artists will be on display for three days.

‘The expo’, according to the Commissioner, “is a demonstration of Governor Ambode’s great vision for the arts and creative workers in Lagos State and his plan to always avail them of space for expression and institutional support from government and Corporate Lagos.”

Ayorinde said the expo is also being organized for two other reasons: to honour the late Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, who was a playwright and one of the notable art collectors in the country who also served as the co-chairman of the Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee before his death in November 2016.

The Expo, he added, would also add to the build-up for Lagos @ 50 celebrations which started in May 2016 as a one-year long anniversary that will culminate in a grand multiple days ceremony in May this year.

“We are happy to learn that the art community in Lagos State has warmed up to the forthcoming expo. It is gladdening to note that hundreds of works have been screened from students and individual artists and the very best selected for the exhibition.

“This shows that visual artists, gallery owners and arts collectors in Lagos State, like their counter-parts in music and motion picture industry, have also keyed into Governor Ambode’s vision to use art, culture, entertainment and hospitality to promote Lagos State as the hub of creative arts and tourism in Africa.”

The commissioner added that next Friday’s opening ceremony of the exhibition will also witness a dance production by QDance Centre titled “Iwa Lewa” as well as oral poetry performances.