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.

Oshodi World Class Transport Interchange Ready In 15 Months – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said the long awaited regeneration of Oshodi into a world class Central Business District (CBD) will commence next week with the construction of Transport Interchange which will feature the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in Oshodi into 3 multi-story bus terminals.

The three floors, which will be 30, 000 square metres for each terminal, will take care of the parking and passenger demand.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at a Stakeholders’ Forum put together by the State’s Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on the planned regeneration of Oshodi, said the project was in line with his administration’s determination to transform Oshodi into a world class CBD with business, travel and leisure activities conducted in a serene, secure, clean, orderly and hygienic environment.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya, said the project would be delivered in 15 months.

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Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, TPL. Wasiu Anifowose; Executive Secretary, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government; Hon. Olajobi Dawood Adeola; Representative of Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya; Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule and Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Prince Anofi Elegushi during the Stakeholders meeting on Oshodi Transport Interchange by the Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development at the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Secretariat, Bolade, Oshodi on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

While addressing the key stakeholders including community leaders, transport workers, market men and women and others who gathered at Oshodi Youth Development Centre, venue of the Forum, Governor Ambode said: “The Oshodi you see today shall be a thing of the past in the next 15 months as a world class transport interchange will be coming up.”

In her project presentation, Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule said the concept of the regeneration plan is premised on a three pronged approach including Urban Renewal, Environmental Regeneration as well as Transformation and Security.

According to her, Oshodi in its present state currently accommodates about one million pedestrians daily with about 100,000 passengers daily accessing the 13 parks scattered within the area, while 76 per cent of the area is dedicated to transport and related activities, which led to serious traffic congestion and other environmental issues.

Onabule said that the new Oshodi CBD would not only reduce crime in the area, but also go a long way to address the environmental nuisance locations and areas of confusion often associated with the area.

She said the new plan would also boost intra-tourism by making the area a tourist destination and increase the economic value of the State, where business, travel and leisure activities would be conducted in a serene, secure, clean and orderly environment.

“This plan would see the total rebranding of the Old Oshodi, thus turning Lagos into a befitting and an iconic international gateway to the rest of the world. It would also ensure an organised transport system that will ensure free flowing traffic,” she said.

She said the project, which is a Public Private Partnership initiative between the Lagos State Government, represented by Ibile Holdings, Translink Capital Development Limited and Planet Projects Limited would see the consolidation of all 13 city and interstate parks in the area into three multi-storey bus terminals to cater for parking and passenger demand.

Onabule further explained that the Terminal One running from Mosafejo Market Axis would be for inter-state transport activities, while the Terminal Two and Three running from the former Owonifari Market and Adjacent to NAFDAC respectively will cater for intra-city transport activities.

She said that the terminals would have standard facilities including waiting area, loading bays, ticketing stands, driver lounge, parking areas, rest rooms among others.

“It would also come with accessible walkways and pedestrian bridges and a state-of-the-art sky-walk to link all the three terminals, introduction of bus lanes, lay-bys, introduction of green parks to soften the environment and proper waste management strategy, fencing, street lighting and a dedicated security team for Oshodi including surveillance tower, CCTVs and the likes,” she said.

She added that the total area of the development of the Oshodi CBD master plan which is about 70,000 square metres will also accommodate shopping malls adjacent to the bus terminals.

Onabule said that the project is scheduled to take off from June 1, 2016 and expressed optimism that on completion, the project would be of immense benefit to all Lagosians, especially major stakeholders including passengers, transport unions, transport operators as well as shop owners.

PIX 0237Representative of Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya (2nd left); Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule (left); Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, TPL. Wasiu Anifowose (right)and Executive Secretary, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government; Hon. Olajobi Dawood Adeola (2nd right) during the Stakeholders meeting on Oshodi Transport Interchange by the Ministry of Physical Planning & Urban Development at the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Secretariat, Bolade, Oshodi on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  

Responding, Chairman of Lagos State Chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede commended Governor Ambode for the laudable initiative, and pledged the support of his members towards the successful completion of the project.

Also, the Executive Secretary of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Hon. Olajobi Adeola said with the project, Governor Ambode had demonstrated that he is a trail blazer and a man genuinely committed to the transformation of the State.

PICTURES: Lagos State Government Hands Over Ten Passengers Capacity Fibre Boats To Riverine Communities in Amuwo Odofin Local Government

Today the Akinwunmi Ambode administration formally handed ten passenger capacity fibre boats over to riverine communities in Amuwo Odofin Local Government as part of activities to commemorate  the first year anniversary. The Governor was represented at the event by Commissioner for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Lola Akande.

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L-R: Representative of Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Lola Akande (middle), cutting the tape to officially hand over 10 Passengers Capacity Fibre Boats to Riverine Communities in Amuwo Odofin Local Government and Oriade Local Council Development Area on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (R-L) With her are Minority Leader, Lagos House of Asembly, Hon. Akeem Bello; Director, Local Government Community Development, Ministry of Local Government & Community Affairs, Mrs. Ewumi Dosunmu; Executive Secretary, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Deaconess Modupe Ajibola-Ojodu; Ovory of Ibeshe kingdom and Chairman, Amuwo Odofin Council of Obas & Chiefs, Oba Gausu Alani Rasaki; Executive Secretary, Oriade Local Council Development Area, Hon. Bola Badmus-Olujobi; Alahun of Imore and Apapa, Oba Taofik Adegboyega Akeju and former member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Ramotalai Hassan.

 

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Ten Passengers Capacity Fibre Boats formally handed over to Riverine Communities in Amuwo Odofin Local Government and Oriade Local Council Development Area by the Lagos State Government on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. 

 

 

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Orders Immediate Fixing Of Bad Portions On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday expressed dissatisfaction at the deplorable state of some sections of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, saying the road was too strategic to the economy of the State and therefore cannot be ignored.

Governor Ambode, who made an unscheduled inspection tour of the road while returning from the grand opening of a 70, 000 capacity Motorbikes Assembly Plant in Mile 2, directed the State’s Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and other relevant government agencies to immediately move to site and fix the bad portions of the road.

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), with his Special Adviser on Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass (3rd left) and Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson (middle) during his inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016.

A visibly worried Governor Ambode had stopped his convoy and came down from his vehicles to inspect the bad portions of the road alongside top government officials who accompanied him.

The Governor specifically inspected the bad portions of the road between Berlett and Ilasa, and Cele Bus stop inward Oshodi.

Governor Ambode not only directed the officials of the Ministry of Works to immediately move to site, but also ordered that an immediate palliative measure must be put in place to alleviate the sufferings of motorists who have been complaining about the deplorable state of the road through various means.

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L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson and Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya during the Governor’s inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016.

While addressing some of the crowd that trooped out to welcome him, Governor Ambode said the bad state of the road was of serious concern to him, and that an immediate solution was coming soon.

He said: “The state of this road is just not acceptable. We are going to do something about this place immediately. The Oshodi-Apapa Expressway is too strategic to be left like this.

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R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); Special Adviser to the Governor, Office of Overseas Affairs & Investment (Lagos Global), Prof. Ademola Abass; Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson and Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya during the Governor’s inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016.

“I have directed officials of the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and other relevant agencies to move to site immediately and see what they can do and also create palliatives in the interim to alleviate the plight of motorists.

“I want to assure the people that I share in the difficulties they are going through using this road and we cannot afford to neglect this road,” he said.

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); Special Adviser to the Governor, Office of Overseas Affairs & Investment (Lagos Global), Prof. Ademola Abass (right); Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya (left), Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson (middle) during the Governor’s inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016.

The elated crowd, realizing the fact that Governor Ambode has a reputation for keeping to his words, acknowledged and appreciated the promise, saying the repair of the road was long overdue, adding that such would go a long way in bringing succor to them.

Brief Report On The Activities Of Lagos State Public Works Corporation From Monday May 9th–13th Friday April 2016

 

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

 

  1. AGEGE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Dairy Farm LSPDC Low Cost Housing Estate Opp. Agege Stadium, Agege LG

Capitol road, Agege LG

 RECONSTRUCTION OF AJASA-COMMAND ROAD PROJECTS, OKE-ODO LCDA

  1. ALIMOSHO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Igando School of Nursing Complex, Alimosho LG

Igando School of Nursing Complex, Idimu Hostel Alimosho LG

On-going Construction of Ajasa-Command, Alimosho LG

 

  1. APAPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Wharf road, Ijora Bridge descent axis, Apapa LG

WHARF ROAD, FLOUR MILL AXIS, Apapa LG

REHABILITATION OF LASU INTERNAL ROAD, OJO LG (1)

 

  1. AJEROMI IFELODUN

Ojo road, Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun LG

 

  1. ETI-OSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Bayo Kuku Street, Ikoyi, Eti Osa LG

T.F. Kuboye Street, Lekki Eti-Osa LG

Akinogun Street, Lekki Eti-Osa LG

Olusegun Ojeleye Street, Pennisular resort Budo Estate Ajah, Eti Osa LG

Iru Close, Ikoyi Eti-Osa LG

 

  1. EPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Epe-Ijebu-Ode Road, Mojoda axis Epe, Ikorodu

Itoikin rd, Parafa-Maya Axis, Inward Epe LG

  1. IKORODU LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Isawo road, Owutu, Ikorodu LG

Fela Ahmed, Owutu Ikorodu

Ireshe road, Ikorodu LG

Ikorodu-Shagamu road, Ikorodu LG

 

  1. IKEJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja LG

Olowu Street, Ikeja LG

Akanni Doherty Street, Ikeja Lagos

Abiodun Adeyemi Street, Ojodu

 

  1. IFAKO-IJAIYE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Thomas Salako Street, Ifako Ijaye

Odiaye Street, Ogba Ifako-Ijaiye

Ogunbore Street, Off Coker Street, Orimolade Bus-stop

Santos Avenue, Abule Egba, Ifako Ijaye

10. KOSOFE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Ajayi Street, Ketu Kosofe LG

Mende road, Maryland

Ajose Street, Maryland

Abbi Street, Maryland

Solomon Crescent, Arowosegbe, Alapere Kosofe LG

Mile 12 – Ketu main carriageway, Kosofe LG

Olusiji Ijogun Close, Magodo, Shangisha, Kosofe LG

Emmanuel High Street, Off Ogudu road, Opp WEBIC Ojota, Kosofe

Aroyewun Street, Ogudu, Kosofe

11. LAGOS ISLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Moloney Street, Lagos/island

Birrel Street inward Iwaya, Lagos-mainland

BADAGRY EXPRESSWAY, OTTO-IJANIKIN-IYANA ERA AXIS OPPOSITE AOCOED, OJO

REHABILITATION OF LASU INTERNAL ROAD, OJO LG (3)

REHABILITATION OF LASU MAIN GATE, OJO LG

12. OJO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Badagry Expressway, Otto-Ijanikin-Iyana Era Axis Opposite AOCOED, Ojo

Otto-Ijanikin-Iyana Era Opposite AOCOED, Ojo

Ojo-Igbede road, Ajangbadi, Ojo

LASU internal road, Ojo

Badagry Expressway, Barracks/Volks Axis Ojo LG

SADIKU STREET  OFF LAGOS BADAGRY EXPRESSWAY, MUSHIN LG

13. MUSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Ikorodu road Servicelane Mushin LG

Anthony-Onipanu Jibowu Axis, Mushin LG

OLUMEGBON STREET, SURULERE LG

14. SURULERE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Olumegbon Street, Gbaja, Surulere

Gbaja Street, Surulere