Lagos State Government Welcomes President Buhari On Two-Day Working Visit, Advises Residents On Traffic Diversions

Lagos State Government Welcomes President Buhari On Two-Day Working Visit, Advises Residents On Traffic Diversions

The Lagos State Government will formally welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 23, 2016 on a two-day working visit to the State. It will be President Buhari’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office about a year ago.

A statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, stated that this is the first time in about 15years that a sitting President will be visiting the State on a working visit and is a testimony to the landmark achievements in the last one year of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as well as the good working relationship between Lagos State and the Federal Government.

Ayorinde added that President Buhari during the visit, would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit in Cappa Oshodi built by the State Government to ensure prompt and swift response to emergency situations in the State.

He said the President would thereafter commission the newly constructed Ago Palace Way in Okota, Isolo after which he will pay homage to the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Rilwanu Aremu Akiolu at the Iga Iduganran, Lagos Island.

The Commissioner disclosed further that the President would later in the day be hosted to a reception rally by the State Government at the Tafawa Balewa Square, (TBS) Lagos where he will also commission and hand over security equipment and vehicles contributed by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to securities agencies to beef up security in the state.

The release added that activities for the first day of the President’s visit would be rounded up with a State Banquet in his honour at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.

The President will on Tuesday participate as the Special Guest of Honour at a breakfast session with Corporate Lagos to be hosted by Governor Ambode at the Lagos State House, Marina, after which he will have a short session with the public service at the State House, Alausa-Ikeja.

The Commissioner quoted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as being joyous over this landmark presidential visit to the State that contributed so much to his emergence as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He added that Lagosians are looking forward with excitement to receive the President in the State, just as he urged residents to bear with law enforcement agents and traffic control authorities who will effect road diversions in some of the routes that the President motorcade will pass through during the visit.

PICTURES: Ambode Administration Commissions Access Road, Joel Ogunnaike & Bisi Ogabi Street In Ikeja Local Government

PICTURES: Ambode Administration Commissions Access Road, Joel Ogunnaike & Bisi Ogabi Street In Ikeja Local Government

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Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Wealth Creation & Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti (middle); unveiling plaque to formally commission the Access Road, Ilupeju HOMS,  Ikeja Local Government on Friday, May 20, 2016. (L-R) With him are Executive Secretary,Onigbogbo LCDA, Hon. Mustapha Moshood Abiola; his counterpart from  Ojodu LCDA, Hon. Ahmed Jaji; APC Chieftain, Alhaji Lanre Razak and Executive Secretary, Ikeja Local Government, Hon. Adekunle Dally-Adeokun.

 

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Newly commissioned Access Road, Ilupeju HOMS, Ikeja Local Government by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, May 20, 2016.  

 

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Newly commissioned Access Road, Ilupeju HOMS, Ikeja Local Government by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, May 20, 2016.  

 

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L-R: Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Wealth Creation & Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti (2nd left); Executive Secretary, Ojodu LCDA, Hon. Ahmed Jaji; his counterpart from Ojodu LCDA, Hon. Mustapha Moshood Abiola and Executive Secretary, Ikeja Local Government, Hon. Adekunle Dally-Adeokun during the commissioning of rehabilitated Joel Ogunnaike Street, G.R.A, Ikeja on Friday, May 20, 2016.  

 

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R-L: Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Wealth Creation & Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti (2nd right); Executive Secretary,Onigbogbo LCDA, Hon. Mustapha Moshood Abiola; Executive Secretary, Ikeja Local Government, Hon. Adekunle Dally-Adeokun; Executive Secretary, Ojodu LCDA, Hon. Ahmed Jaji and  Head of Admin, Onigbogbo LCDA, Mrs. Bukola Dalumo during the unveiling of the plaque to commission the newly rehabilitated Joel Ogunnaike Street, G.R.A, Ikeja on Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

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Newly commissioned Joel Ogunnaike Street, G.R.A, Ikeja by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

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Newly commissioned Joel Ogunnaike Street, G.R.A, Ikeja by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

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R-L: Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Wealth Creation & Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti (2nd right); APC South West Women Leader, Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson; Executive Secretary, Ikeja Local Government, Hon. Adekunle Dally-Adeokun; Executive Secretary,Onigbogbo LCDA, Hon. Mustapha Moshood Abiola; Executive Secretary and former Chairman, Ikeja Local Government, Hon. Alani Okikioposu during the unveiling of the plaque to commission the rehabilitated Bisi Ogabi Street, Ikeja on Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

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Newly commissioned the rehabilitated Bisi Ogabi Street, Ikeja by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, May 20, 2016.   

 

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Newly commissioned the rehabilitated Bisi Ogabi Street, Ikeja by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, May 20, 2016.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address Menace Of Cultism, Ambode Charges Royal Fathers, Community Leaders

Address Menace Of Cultism, Ambode Charges Royal Fathers, Community Leaders

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday continued the ongoing statewide commissioning of projects to mark his one year in office, just as he charged royal fathers, traditional chiefs and Community Development Associations (CDC) to address the menace of cultism and hoodlums for peace to thrive.

Governor Ambode, who spoke in Surulere while commissioning a block of 18 classrooms with modern facilities at Lagos Progressive Senior High School and newly upgraded 900 meters Adekunle Kuye Link Road with covered drains, walkways and street light, urged the community leaders to compliment the effort of his administration to massively develop the State by promoting peace and clean environment at all times.  

The Governor, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, assured the people that his administration was committed to a safe, secure and clean community, but people must be security-conscious at all times.

In her welcome address, Executive Secretary of Surulere Local Government, Mrs. Hussein Bamidele thanked Governor Ambode for the projects, saying they would go a long way in boosting the education the students and ease movement in the area.

Also, a community leader and former Chairman of Coker Aguda Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Chief Mrs Omobolanle Adetutu-Akinyemi said the projects would impact positively on the residents of the area, and commended the Governor for the projects.

On his part, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere Constituency 1, Desmond Elliot said the projects confirmed the importance attached to education and economic development of the area by the Governor.

In Lagos Island, Governor Ambode commissioned the newly rehabilitated Olowogbowo Primary Health Centre (PHC) and network of roads in chain of projects being handed over to the public ahead to mark his one year anniversary.

The road network covers Savage and Onitolo Streets, all in Lagos Island. They will facilitate easy movement of people around the area.

The health facility located within the Apongbon precinct was upgraded to function for 24 hours with modern equipment, maternity centre and Tuberculosis Treatment centre.

Speaking through Benjamin Olabinjo, his Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, at the commissioning, the Governor said the projects represented the fulfillment of his campaign promise to run an all inclusive government where every part of Lagos will feel a sense of belonging.

He said that his administration was supporting the 37 Local Council Development Areas and the 20 Local Governments in the state to build 114 roads and 90 percent of state government’s counterpart funding for the project had been released. 

The Governor also disclosed that a reform initiated by his government within the local government system in the state was already yielding positive results. 

Ambode, who urged the people to take ownership of government’s projects within their locality, also charged them to continue to support the state government by paying their taxes.

In Mushin Local Government, the Governor also commissioned a Block of 18 classrooms with modern facilities at Oduduwa Senior Secondary School, Mushin.

Represented by the Commissioner for Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the Governor urged residents to always cooperate with the government both at the local and state levels, to allow dividends of democracy reach them as promised by his government, especially while canvassing their support during the electioneering campaign.

In his remark, the Honourable representing Mushin Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sobru Olawale Layiwola, commended Governor Ambode for his strides within eleven months of his administration, especially in the area of road construction and street lighting across the metropolis.

Earlier in his welcome address, Executive Secretary of Mushin Local Government, Mr. Jide Bello, lauded Governor Ambode especially for his leadership style which has given governance a human face and brought it closer to the people.

The Governor also commissioned various projects in Ikeja Local Government, Onigbongbo and Ojodu Local Council Development Areas in continuation of his quest to transform the State.

Represented by the Commissioner for Wealth Creation, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, the Governor commissioned 250metres Bisi Ogabi Street with drainage, Solar Powered Street Lights and Customized Letter Boxes.

At Onigbongbo LCDA, Governor Ambode also commissioned the upgrading of Joel Ogunnaike Street, GRA Ikeja, Access road to Lagos Homes, Ilupeju.

In Ojodu LCDA, the Governor commissioned the construction and rehabilitation of 12 blocks of classrooms at Oke-Ira Primary School, Construction of Irepodun and Otunla Street/roads also in Oke-Ira.

PICTURES: Governor Ambode Commissions Block Of 18 Classrooms With Modern Facilities At Oduduwa Senior Grammar School, Ladipo In Mushin LG

PICTURES: Governor Ambode Commissions Block Of 18 Classrooms With Modern Facilities At Oduduwa Senior Grammar School, Ladipo In Mushin LG

 

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Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal  (2nd left); cutting the tape to formally commission Oduduwa Senior Grammar School, Ladipo, Mushin Loca Local Government, on Friday, May 20, 2016.  (L-R) With him are Onitere of Itire, Oba Lateef Dauda Abayomi; Executive Secretary, Mushin Loca Local Government, Hon. Jide Bello; Permanent Secretary/Tutor General, Education District VI, Mrs. Amidat Anifowoshe and member. Lagos House of Assembly, Mushin Constituency II, Hon. Olawale Subair.

 

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The newly commissioned Oduduwa Senior Grammar School, Ladipo in  Mushin Loca Local Government by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

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The newly commissioned Oduduwa Senior Grammar School, Ladipo in  Mushin Loca Local Government by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

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The newly commissioned Oduduwa Senior Grammar School, Ladipo in  Mushin Loca Local Government by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

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Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal  (middle), with Executive Secretary, Mushin Loca Local Government, Hon. Jide Bello (left) and Onitere of Itire, Oba Lateef Dauda Abayomi  during the formal commissioning of Bock of 18 Classrooms with modern facilities at Oduduwa Senior Grammar School, Ladipo, Mushin Loca Local Government, on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURES: Commissioning Of Adekunle Kuye/Rosanwo Street, Block Of 18 Classrooms At Lagos Progressive Senior High School In Surulere LG

PICTURES: Commissioning Of Adekunle Kuye/Rosanwo Street, Block Of 18 Classrooms At Lagos Progressive Senior High School In Surulere LG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newly commissioned Block of 18 Classrooms with facilities at Lagos Progressive Senior High School, Surulere by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

 

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Newly commissioned Block of 18 Classrooms with facilities at Lagos Progressive Senior High School, Surulere by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

 

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Newly commissioned Block of 18 Classrooms with facilities at Lagos Progressive Senior High School, Surulere by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

 

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Newly commissioned Block of 18 Classrooms with facilities at Lagos Progressive Senior High School, Surulere by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

 

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L-R: Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Prince Anofi Elegushi (middle), with  Principal, Lagos Progressive Senior High School, Surulere, Mrs. Otuyele Adenike; Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development. Engr. Adebowale Akinasanya; Executive Secretary, Surulere Local Government, Mrs. Bamidele Hussain and Principal, Lagos Progressive Junior Secondary School, Surulere, Mrs. Santos Anjorin during the commissioning of Block of 18 Classrooms with modern facilities at Lagos Lagos Progressive Senior High School, Surulere Local Government, on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

 

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R-L: Representative of the Lagos State Governor, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Prince Anofi Elegushi (middle); Executive Secretary, Coker-Aguda Local Council Develoipment Area, Hon. Ismail Oluwagbenga Bello and former Chairman of the LCDA, Hon. Bolanle Akinyemi-Obe during the formal commission of Adekunle Kuye/Rosanwo Street in Surulere Local Government, on Friday, May 20, 2016.