Gov. Ambode Receives Treasurer General, African National Congress (ANC), South Africa, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize at Lagos House, Ikeja

Gov. Ambode Receives Treasurer General, African National Congress (ANC), South Africa, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize at Lagos House, Ikeja

ULagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) presenting a State plaque to the Treasurer General, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC), Dr. Zwelini Mkhize (left) during a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) presenting a State plaque to the Treasurer General, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC), Dr. Zwelini Mkhize (left) during a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) discussing with the Treasurer General, South Africa’s African National Congress  (ANC), Dr. Zwelini Mkhize (left) during a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 24, 2015.width=
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) discussing with the Treasurer General, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC), Dr. Zwelini Mkhize (left) during a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) discussing with the Treasurer General, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC),  Dr. Zwelini Mkhize (middle) and Consulate General of South Africa in Lagos, Amb. Mokgethi Sam Monaisa (left) during a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) discussing with the Treasurer General, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC), Dr. Zwelini Mkhize (middle) and Consulate General of South Africa in Lagos, Amb. Mokgethi Sam Monaisa (left) during a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Representatives of Peugeot Automobile visited Governor Ambode at the Lagos House, Lagos

Representatives of Peugeot Automobile visited Governor Ambode at the Lagos House, Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle) in a warm handshake with the Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (3rd right) while the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello (2nd right), Showroom Manager, Auto Nation, Mr. Mishra Navendu (right), Head of Sales, Auto Nation, Mrs. Cladius Ojinmah (3rd left) and MD/CEO, Infinity Group, Mr. Johnson Sehinde (2nd left) looks with admiration during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle) in a warm handshake with the Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (3rd right) while the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello (2nd right), Showroom Manager, Auto Nation, Mr. Mishra Navendu (right), Head of Sales, Auto Nation, Mrs. Cladius Ojinmah (3rd left) and MD/CEO, Infinity Group, Mr. Johnson Sehinde (2nd left) looks with admiration during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) being shown the engine compartment of a Peugeot car by the Showroom Manager, Auto Nation, Mr. Mishra Navendu (2nd left) during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. With them are Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (2nd right), Executive Director, Finance, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Alli Jumad (3rd right) and the Chairman, Executive Group, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan (4th right).
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) being shown the engine compartment of a Peugeot car by the Showroom Manager, Auto Nation, Mr. Mishra Navendu (2nd left) during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. With them are Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (2nd right), Executive Director, Finance, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Alli Jumad (3rd right) and the Chairman, Executive Group, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan (4th right).
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (4th right) looking into a Peugeot car, the Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (3rd right), Executive Director, Finance, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Alli Jumad (2nd right) and Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello (2nd right) during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (4th right) looking into a Peugeot car, the Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (3rd right), Executive Director, Finance, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Alli Jumad (2nd right) and Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello (2nd right) during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right) discussing with the Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (middle), Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello (2nd left), the Chairman, Executive Group, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan (left) and the Executive Director, Finance, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Alli Jumad (right) during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right) discussing with the Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Boyi Ibrahim (middle), Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello (2nd left), the Chairman, Executive Group, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan (left) and the Executive Director, Finance, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Mr. Alli Jumad (right) during the visit by representatives of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Ambode Reiterates Commitment to Grassroot Sports Development

Ambode Reiterates Commitment to Grassroot Sports Development

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday reiterated his administration’s commitment to develop grassroot sports in the State, just as he assured that sports in general will get adequate attention in the next four years of his administration.

The Governor who gave the commitment at the finals and closing ceremony of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics, which took place at the Row Park Sports Centre, Yaba, said the state government will improve grassroot sports association as a means to ensure that it becomes a veritable tool for employment.

He said his administration will continue to sponsor the International Badminton Classics, assuring that the gains recorded by past administrations the state will be improved upon.

“I want to also commit that the next four years Lagos state will continue to sponsor this particular international tournament, in addition to other sports that the Lagos State Government has been sponsoring, we are excited that the past administrations have always focused on sports development. One of the things I had promised Lagosians is that we would continue in the path of past administrations to take sports to the next level”, the Governor said.

He said efforts will be made to expand the next edition to enable more countries participate while the prize money will also be increased.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), presenting a trophy to the Winner of the Men’s single, Sai Praneeth from India (right) while the runner up, Dziolko Adrian from Poland (2nd right) watches with admiration during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), presenting a trophy to the Winner of the Men’s single, Sai Praneeth from India (right) while the runner up, Dziolko Adrian from Poland (2nd right) watches with admiration during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left) with the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (right) during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left) with the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (right) during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

“Our administration is committed and we are signing on with other sports lovers and sponsors, that the next edition is better than this. My understanding is that we have over 24 nations here present in this tournament and I know next year, we are going to expand it and then we would also increase the prize money and also ensure that the best of Badminton comes to Lagos”, he said.

The Governor also said that his administration will focus on sports, tourism, entertainment, arts and hospitality sector as a single project to engage youths so as to keep them away from social vices.

“What I’ve earlier promised in the course of the campaign is that we are going to take sports in addition to tourism, entertainment and arts and hospitality, we would take them together and actually focus on them as one single project”.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), being presented with a  badminton racket by the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (right) during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), being presented with a badminton racket by the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (right) during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

”We on our side in Lagos state have also decided to establish the Lagos State Sports Commission in line with the National Sports Commission. So, in essence, all sports associations, we would give them the necessary support that they need”, he said.

Some of the dignitaries present at the event include the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut, Vice President, Badminton Federation of Nigeria and Chairman, Lagos State Badminton Association, Barrister Francis Orbih, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Sports, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu and other sports enthusiasts.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (left), Vice President, Badminton Federation of Nigeria & Chairman, Lagos State Badminton Association, Barrister Francis Orbih (2nd right) and the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Sports, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu (right) applaud a serve by a player during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (left), Vice President, Badminton Federation of Nigeria & Chairman, Lagos State Badminton Association, Barrister Francis Orbih (2nd right) and the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Sports, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu (right) applaud a serve by a player during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (left), Vice President, Badminton Federation of Nigeria & Chairman, Lagos State Badminton Association, Barrister Francis Orbih (2nd right) and the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Sports, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu (right) during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut (left), Vice President, Badminton Federation of Nigeria & Chairman, Lagos State Badminton Association, Barrister Francis Orbih (2nd right) and the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Sports, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu (right) during the Finals of the 2nd Lagos International Badminton Classics organized by Lagos State Badminton Association at Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Governor Ambode and His Wife at 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri Celebration

Governor Ambode and His Wife at 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri Celebration

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right) with his wife, Bolanle (right), Chief of Staff, Mr. Olukunle Ojo (middle) and others during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right) with his wife, Bolanle (right), Chief of Staff, Mr. Olukunle Ojo (middle) and others during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), his wife, Bolanle (2nd right), Chief of Staff, Mr. Olukunle Ojo (2nd left), Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Jaji (right), her husband, Mr. Abiodun Jaji (left) and others during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), his wife, Bolanle (2nd right), Chief of Staff, Mr. Olukunle Ojo (2nd left), Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Jaji (right), her husband, Mr. Abiodun Jaji (left) and others during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), his wife, Bolanle (2nd right), Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Jaji (right) and  her husband, Mr. Abiodun Jaji (left) during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), his wife, Bolanle (2nd right), Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Jaji (right) and her husband, Mr. Abiodun Jaji (left) during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), acknowledging cheers  during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), acknowledging cheers during 2015/1436AH Eid-el-Fitri celebration organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Receives South African Consulate General to Nigeria, Amb. Mokgethi Sam Monaisa

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Receives South African Consulate General to Nigeria, Amb. Mokgethi Sam Monaisa

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Executive Governor of Lagos State received the Consulate General of South Africa, Ambassador Mokgethi Sam Monaisa at the Government House, Ikeja, Lagos today. The South-African/Nigerian relation which preceded the apartheid period in South Africa has grown over the years. Lagos has been an integral part of Nigerian support for Black South African liberation groups, including the African National Congress.

Gov. Ambode Receives South African Consulate General to Nigeria, Amb. Mokgethi Sam Monaisa

Ambassador Mokgethi Sam Monaisa of South Africa informed Mr. Ambode on the schedule of activities and plan to mark the birthday of the late South African Icon, Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 and died at his home in Johannesburg, South-Africa on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95. Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who selflessly served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Gov. Ambode Receives South African Consulate General to Nigeria, Amb. Mokgethi Sam Monaisa

The South African envoy also mentioned the willingness of his country to support the economic growth of Lagos State. In appreciation of the visit, Mr. Ambode expressed his administration’s readiness to extend the frontiers of trade and economic relations with South Africa.

Gov. Ambode Receives South African Consulate General to Nigeria, Amb. Mokgethi Sam Monaisa