Lagos Begins Data Gathering On Criminal Suspects

Lagos Begins Data Gathering On Criminal Suspects

The Lagos State Government on Monday commenced the process of building up data on criminal suspects to aid in gathering important intelligence that would eventually assist in tracing defendants and providing accurate Bio-data to the Courts during prosecution of criminal cases.

Speaking while handing over 750,000 criminal suspect forms to the Lagos State Police Command, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem said the decision of government on the profiling policy was aimed at bringing about ease of justice delivery and to help in quick record keeping of criminals in the State.

Kazeem, who reiterated the commitment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration at ensuring the preservation of law and order and provision of effective criminal justice system in the State, said the forms would be used to gather personal details of suspects, their physical attributes, information about their next of kin and previous convictions.

 Lagos State Solicitor General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Olufunmi Odunlami; Representative of Commissioner of Police & DC CID Panti, DCP Bolaji Salami; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), ACP Tunji Disu during the handing over of 750, 000 criminal suspect forms to the State Police Command at the Conference Room, Ministry of Justice, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, March 20, 2017.
Lagos State Solicitor General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs Olufunmi Odunlami; Representative of Commissioner of Police & DC CID Panti, DCP Bolaji Salami; Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), ACP Tunji Disu during the handing over of 750, 000 criminal suspect forms to the State Police Command at the Conference Room, Ministry of Justice, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, March 20, 2017.

According to him, “With the introduction of the new forms, information about the suspects will assist in the profiling and building of important intelligence that could assist in tracing Defendants and providing accurate Bio-data to the Courts during the prosecution of criminal cases in the State.

“This data base will hold information about previous convictions, nature and types of offences committed by convicted persons in the State. The forms will also assist the DNA data base to be built on the completion of the Lagos State DNA Laboratory which can be interfaced with these collection of data and samples of DNA from suspects and convicted persons which will be warehoused in the Criminal Data Base that will be rolled out to the public soon.”

While assuring the police Command that the State government will continue to partner with the police for effective and efficient justice delivery, Kazeem said the importance of the forms cannot be over emphasized, more so because the information of the suspects and defendants would progressively be transposed to an electronic data base which can assist in providing information on previous offending pattern of a Suspect.

Besides, the AG urged police officers to adequately use the forms and record information needed when processing suspects through the Charge Room, noting that information not captured at the first opportunity may be difficult to recapture later.

He also promised that the State Government would provide more copies after the initial 750,000 copies would have been exhausted.

Responding, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who was represented by a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Command, Bolaji Salami thanked the Lagos State Governor for his commitment in making the job of Policing in the state to be more effective and efficient.

Lagos Hosts Inaugural Meeting Of APC Secretaries To State Governments

Lagos Hosts Inaugural Meeting Of APC Secretaries To State Governments

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday charged his counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC) fold to devise ingenious ways and means of meeting the expectations of the people they govern.

The Governor, who spoke through his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule, at the opening ceremony of the inaugural meeting of the Secretaries to State Governments (SSGs) of APC States held in Ikeja, Lagos, added that they are fully committed to the vision of providing accountable and responsive leadership to citizens in spite of the dire financial strains confronting the country.

The Governor said that the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) Quarterly meeting of the SSGs is one of Forum’s strategies of meeting the expectations of the people in order to boost the accountability quoting of all the APC serving Governors.

“For us on the PGF platform, this is not a moment for self-adulation, but that of self- examination and stock taking. Our desire is to promote synergy and experience sharing, as a basis for the adoption and uniform implementation of policy initiatives across all APC States.

nternational Finance Corporation (IFC) Country Manager , Nigeria, Mrs Eme Essien Lore (1st Left),Director General, Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman (2nd Left), Representative of Ogun State Governor and SSG, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa (middle), Representative of Lagos State Governor and Deputy Governor, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule(2nd Right and Secretary to Lagos State Government, Mr Tunji Bello (1st right)  during the Inaugural quarterly meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretaries to State Governments with the theme: "Setting Strategic Implementation Framework for Social Development’’,  in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos on Thursday, March 16, 2017
International Finance Corporation (IFC) Country Manager , Nigeria, Mrs Eme Essien Lore (1st Left),Director General, Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman (2nd Left), Representative of Ogun State Governor and SSG, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa (middle), Representative of Lagos State Governor and Deputy Governor, Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule(2nd Right and Secretary to Lagos State Government, Mr Tunji Bello (1st right) during the Inaugural quarterly meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretaries to State Governments with the theme: “Setting Strategic Implementation Framework for Social Development’’, in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos on Thursday, March 16, 2017

“This makes it necessary for us to frequently expose our thoughts, strategies and actions to the honest scrutiny of our colleagues. That is the very essence of the peer review effort we are promoting by this gathering,” he stressed.

Governor Ambode explained that the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), by a 2007 mandate of National Economic Council developed and implemented a comprehensive State Peer Review Mechanism (SPRM) with the objective to help states improve their development performances through periodic reviews of progress in the implementation of developmental policies, plans and programmes.

In a keynote address titled: “Job Creation and Social Protection Initiatives In states”, the Country Manager of International Finance Corporation (IFC), Mrs Eme Essien Lore said for Nigeria to achieve her goals in job creation, the efforts must be private sector driven.

While acknowledging the roles already played by the government at the centre in the campaign for creation of jobs, she stated that more needed to be done in term of collaboration with the private sector.

She posited that in order to reduce poverty and increase more inclusive growth, the new jobs to be created must be more productive and must also provide higher income than they currently do.

R-L: Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Dr. Oluranti Adebule; Secretary to the State Government and Chief host, Mr. Tunji Bello and the Director General, Progressive Governors’ Forum, Mr. Salihu Mohammed Lukman, during the Inaugural quarterly meeting of All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretaries to governments of states, theme: "Setting Strategic Implementation Framework for Social Development’’,  in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos…..yesterday 16-03-2017 KOLA OLASUPO
R-L: Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Dr. Oluranti Adebule; Secretary to the State Government and Chief host, Mr. Tunji Bello and the Director General, Progressive Governors’ Forum, Mr. Salihu Mohammed Lukman, during the Inaugural quarterly meeting of All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretaries to governments of states, theme: “Setting Strategic Implementation Framework for Social Development’’, in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos…

The IFC Country Manager added that between 2010 and 2030, by the analysis of the world body, there would be a need for additional 40 million jobs in the country.

Speaking earlier, the Governor of Ogun State and Co-Chair of the PGF Governance Programme, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa  said the forum provided an avenue for SSGs to compare notes on how to do it better.

While commending the organizers for a job well done, he said the meeting was about taking stock for peer review as the coming together would have a salutary effect on the nation.

In his introductory remarks, the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Mr Salihu Lukman said the core objective of the Forum was to identify best practices among the states which can be replicated.

Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode At the National Economic Council Meeting At State House, Abuja

Pictures: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode At the National Economic Council Meeting At State House, Abuja

 Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa; FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa; FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo (2nd right), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (right); Corp Marshal/Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi (2nd left) and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (left) during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Gombe and Delta States counterpart, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo (2nd right), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (right); Corp Marshal/Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi (2nd left) and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (left) during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); his Ekiti State counterpart, Governor Peter Ayo Fayose (right); Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); his Ekiti State counterpart, Governor Peter Ayo Fayose (right); Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi (right); Ondo State Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (2nd left) and Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right), with Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi (right); Ondo State Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (2nd left) and Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar (left) during the National Economic Council meeting at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
 Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), exchanging pleasantries with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (2nd right) while Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed (left); Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (behind) and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (right), watch with admiration during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Governor & representative of South West Zone on National Road Safety Advisory Council (NARSAC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), exchanging pleasantries with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (2nd right) while Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed (left); Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun (behind) and Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi (right), watch with admiration during the inauguration of NARSAC at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Lagos State Government Targets 3000mw 24-Hour Power Generation

Lagos State Government Targets 3000mw 24-Hour Power Generation

…32 Communities In Badagry To Be Connected To National Grid By March

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said the quest by the country to achieve energy security can no longer be left for the Federal Government to address alone, just as he revealed plans by the State to attain 24-hour power supply through generation of 3000megawatts of electricity by 2022. 

Speaking at Lagos House in Ikeja after receiving the report of the Embedded Power Technical Committee constituted by the State Government with representatives from the public and private sector, Governor Ambode said while the Federal Government continues in its efforts to resolve the power crisis, the sustainable solution going forward would be the pulling together of commitment and resources of all stakeholders in the power value chain. 

While explaining the rationale behind the embedded power initiative of the State Government, Governor Ambode said the major bane of the power situation in the country has always been with transmission, adding that the initiative was designed to permanently resolve power crisis in the State and by extension in the country.

He said: “The reason why we embarked on this initiative is that we believe strongly that if the power problem is solved in Lagos, it is technically solved in the whole of the country and so because Lagos has more or less tested a solution that works, we can scale this up and also address it on a national scale.

“The problem of power in Nigeria is the problem of transmission and that is the truth. Yes, we have generating companies and we have distributing companies and they say power is in the hands of the private sector but we know technically that that is not totally true.

“We also know that transmission is hundred per cent owned by government but we have tested here in Lagos and we have been able to provide 48 kilowatts of power without transmitting it which means that we generate and then distribute.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), in a group photograph with Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (4th left) and members of the Power Technical Committee during the presentation of the Embedded Power Initiative report to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), in a group photograph with Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (4th left) and members of the Power Technical Committee during the presentation of the Embedded Power Initiative report to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

“So, if that works for 48 kilowatts, can we put Lagos into clusters and actually use embedded power initiative to drive the business of Lagos? That is what this initiative is all about and I want to thank all the stakeholders for submitting their business template into what government sees as the right step to take so that we can join hands together to say in the next two to five years, we can actually power Lagos and then grow our GDP.”

Governor Ambode said the target of the State Government is to generate up to 3,000MW of power through accelerated deployment of various embedded power plants in strategic locations in the State within three to five years.

Out of the 3000MW, the Governor said 350MW would be delivered by Q1 2018, additional 850MW by Q4 2018, and the balance of 1,800MW not later Q3 2022, while the State Government will support the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to be signed between the Distribution Companies and the embedded power providers, to enhance bankability of the projects.

He said the embedded power will be distributed off-grid within Lagos State through the network of Eko and Ikeja Distribution Companies, while the State Government will support the Distribution Companies in upgrading their distribution infrastructure and installation of smart prepaid meters in the areas where embedded power is deployed.

Other areas of collaboration, according to the Governor, would include support for collection, appropriate legislation and enforcement of power theft laws.

Besides, Governor Ambode said his administration will collaborate with operators of oil blocks in the Lagos area to accelerate the extraction of gas feedstocks for power generation, adding that alternative sources of fuel would be explored to sustain uninterrupted power supply in the medium to long term, including partnerships on investments in gas pipeline infrastructure through the State’s owned oil and gas Corporation – Ibile Oil and Gas.

While recalling the success of the Light Up Lagos Project with installation of over 47,000 poles of street lights, and connection of about 67 communities in the Ibeju Lekki axis to national grid after about six years off grid under the rural electrification project, Governor Ambode said another 32 communities in Badagry which have not had access to electricity for over sixteen years would be connected to the grid within the next 21 days.

Responding on behalf of Distribution Companies (DISCOS), Chairman of Eko Distribution Company, Mr. Charles Momoh commended Governor Ambode for the embedded power initiative, saying it was the best thing that has happened to Lagos State in recent times.

He also expressed the confidence of DISCOS in the ability of the Governor to see to the success of the initiative.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo, said he was confident that the implementation of the report holistically would address electricity problem in the state.