LASG Orders Legionaires To Take Charge Of Security In Lagos Schools

LASG Orders Legionaires To Take Charge Of Security In Lagos Schools

…Launches 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem

…Donates N25m, Bags Of Rice To Families Of Fallen Heroes

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday directed Legionnaires to take charge of security in public schools in the State so as to forestall all forms of crime in schools.

Governor Ambode, who spoke while launching the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said his administration remains totally committed to ensuring safety of pupils across all schools in the State.

He said: “What is important is that we have taken as a matter of fact to take care of our public schools which will henceforth be secured by the Nigerian Legion. We promise to give surveillance vehicles to them to enhance security and keep the safety and security of our children in their hands.”

Launching the Emblem, the Governor said the event has continually served as a reminder of the gallantry and sacrifice of men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces that have in no small measure contributed in protecting the nation’s cherished sovereignty.

He said that it was important to remember them, especially for paying the supreme price of keeping the country safe and secure in challenging periods, and for achieving unity at the expense of loosing their lives.

“It is time to engage ourselves in deep reflection of how such homes have been coping and how the widows and children left behind have been surviving, without important loved ones. It is time to rise in support by alleviating some of their needs, it is the time to express our love, extend appreciation and show gratitude to them for their services to our fatherland.

“We must indeed show to each and every veteran that their service to Fatherland is appreciated, not just by the Nation, and the State, but also by ordinary individual citizens of this great nation.

“It is important that we can continue live in unity and peace. Accordingly, we must use this opportunity to convey symbolic messages to our serving Military men and women, that services and sacrifices to the Nation will always be rewarded and appreciated, to inspire them to be more patriotic and motivate them to give their all in the protection and security of our dear country,” Governor Ambode said.

While urging Nigerians to always treat ex-servicemen with respect and donate generously in the support of the Nigerian Legion, Governor Ambode announced a donation of N25million as well as trailer load of rice to aid the welfare of the families of fallen heroes.

“Also in this yuletide, we extend a trailer load of Lake Rice and N25million to the Nigeria Legion” he said.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, emphasised the need for all citizens to appreciate the gallant fallen heroes through donations for the welfare and upkeep of their families.

Also speaking, Chairman of Lagos State Branch of Nigerian Legion, Col Samuel Akanbi (Rtd) commended Governor Ambode for his efforts at rapidly transforming the State and fulfilling the promises made to the Legion.

Pictures: Wife Of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, At Quarterly Meeting Of Southern Governors’ Wives Forum In Abia State

Pictures: Wife Of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, At Quarterly Meeting Of Southern Governors’ Wives Forum In Abia State

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Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (5th left), with the Chief Host & wife of Abia State Governor, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu (middle); wife of Imo State Governor & Chairperson, Southern Governors’ Wives’ Forum (SGWF), Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha (5th right) and other wives of the Southern Governors during the quarterly meeting of SGWF in Umuahia, Abia State, on Thursday, 16 February, 2017.

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Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (2nd left), with her Enugu, Osun and Ogun States counterparts, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi (left); Mrs. Sherifat Aregbesola (2nd right) and Mrs. Olufunso Amosun during the quarterly meeting of the Southern Governors’ Wives’ Forum (SGWF) in Umuahia, Abia State, on Thursday, 16th  February, 2017.

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode presenting a brand new grinding machine to one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Adaku Agu during the Women Empowerment programme at the on-going quarterly meeting of the Southern Governors' Wives' Forum (SGWF) in Umuahia, Abia State, on Thursday, 16 February, 2017.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode presenting a brand new grinding machine to one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Adaku Agu during the Women Empowerment programme at the on-going quarterly meeting of the Southern Governors’ Wives’ Forum (SGWF) in Umuahia, Abia State, on Thursday, 16 February, 2017.

Lagos State Government Donates N5m To Students With New Biogas Technology

Lagos State Government Donates N5m To Students With New Biogas Technology

...Presents Certificates To 422 Graduates Of RSW Internship Scheme
…Promises Employment Opportunities For Graduates

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday donated N5 million to two students of Lagos State College Of Health Technology who designed new technology of generating Biogas through the treatment of animal waste.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), in a group photograph with graduands of Ready, set, Work programme, Class of 2016 during the Graduation Ceremony, at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), in a group photograph with graduands of Ready, set, Work programme, Class of 2016 during the Graduation Ceremony, at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

The students – Sarunmi Oluwafemi and Dada Samuel, were among the 422 successful graduates of the Ready, Set, Work (RSW) programme of the State Government targeted to equip graduates of tertiary institutions in the State with necessary entrepreneurial skills and to make them emerge as ready products for the increasingly competitive labour market, as well as job creators.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, with Winners of Entrepreneur category, Biogas Production, Sarumi Oluwafemi; Dada Samuel and Country Senior Partner, PricewaterCooper (PWC) Nigeria, Mr. Uyi Akpata during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, with Winners of Entrepreneur category, Biogas Production, Sarumi Oluwafemi; Dada Samuel and Country Senior Partner, PricewaterCooper (PWC) Nigeria, Mr. Uyi Akpata during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Oluwafemi and Samuel, who emerged as first place winners of the pitch competition of the programme, were equally given N1million seed funding and placed on N100,000 monthly working capital for six months, all geared towards encouraging their business idea to grow.

The business idea, which is Biogas production, involves the treatment of animal waste in order to generate Biogas which can be used for domestic cooking, generation of electricity and other purposes. The technology is targeted at providing a potential substitute for the ever costly liquefied petroleum gas.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (middle) while the Chancellor, Lagos State University, Retired Justice Olusola Oguntade (right), watches during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (middle) while the Chancellor, Lagos State University, Retired Justice Olusola Oguntade (right), watches during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Governor Ambode said his administration remained strongly committed to capacity building, entrepreneurship empowerment, and sustainable youth development, adding that the RSW initiative was one of the initiatives targeted at youth empowerment.

While stating that the future of Lagos and indeed the country lies in the hands of the youth who constitute a significant portion of the population, Governor Ambode said his objective is to allow students of tertiary institutions in the State have access to initiatives such as the RSW and other programmes.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (left) and the Chancellor, Lagos State University, Retired Justice Olusola Oguntade (right), watches during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (left) and the Chancellor, Lagos State University, Retired Justice Olusola Oguntade (right), watches during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

The Governor, who invited public and private sector such as non-governmental organizations, international agencies, and well-meaning Lagosians, to partner with the State Government in raising students and youths who will transform the State, the country and indeed, the world, also vowed to increase the number of students in the pilot scheme of the RSW programme from 500 in 2016 to 1000 in 2017.

Besides, Governor Ambode congratulated the 422 successful graduates of the scheme, recalling that the RSW, which lasted for 13 weeks, had been a journey requiring passion, diligence, discipline and perseverance.

The Governor also advised the students to remain committed to the ideals that brought them so far, especially in the face of ongoing economic challenges.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (5th right), Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (5th left) with 1st, 2nd & 3rd Winners of Entrepreneur competition during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (5th right), Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (5th left) with 1st, 2nd & 3rd Winners of Entrepreneur competition during the Ready, Set, Work Graduation Ceremony, Class of 2016, an initiative of the State Ministry of Education at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

He said: “This is a time to push ahead with the same strength and focus that brought you to this point, and to pursue with vigour the knowledge, skills, and ideas formed in you over the last three months.

“The private sector would benefit from your passion and professionalism, while the entrepreneurial world awaits your vision driven ideas. As you progress in your journey, strong discipline remains an imperative and as pilots and ambassadors of “Ready, Set, Work”, you must uphold the positive values of decorum, respect, and self-management. Stand out and stand apart from the crowd in the “outside world,” he said.

The Governor, who announced employment opportunities with the State Government for some of the graduates, also appreciated the private firms who partnered with the government to ensure the success of the 2016 programme.

Apart from the first place winners of the pitch competition, second place winners – One Box Group was given N500,000 and placed on N100, 000 monthly working capital for six months, while the third place winners – Artisans On Campus, a group with online business plan, was given N250, 000 and equally placed on N100, 000 monthly working capital for six months.

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Also, 80 students were placed on apprenticeship slots, while 92 were placed on employability module.

Earlier, Special Adviser to Governor Ambode on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, in his welcome address, said the RSW scheme, which witnessed 13 weeks of intensive training in partnership with corporate Nigeria, was in response to the need to churn out graduates who will be equipped with the needed entrepreneurship skills to contribute meaningfully to nation building.

Address Delivered At The Ready, Set, Work Graduation Event At The Landmark Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos On September 15, 2016

Address Delivered At The Ready, Set, Work Graduation Event At The Landmark Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos On September 15, 2016

PREPARING OUR YOUTHS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK

I am glad to be here today, particularly in the company of final year students of our tertiary Institutions, on whom the success of this great country and state depends.

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The “Ready, Set, Work” programme was conceived as a capacity building initiative, targeted at final year students in Lagos State tertiary institutions with a vision to ensure our graduates emerge as ready products for the increasingly competitive labour market, and more importantly, as job creators.

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This initiative will enable many of you seated here today to get internship placements in high ranking corporate organisations, and also provide a platform for those with viable business ideas to benefit from angel investors and the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund.

“Ready, Set, Work” has been a journey requiring passion, diligence, discipline and perseverance. I say a big CONGRATULATIONS to those of you who made it to this stage.

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I must emphasize however, that this is only the beginning. In the face of ongoing economic challenges, this is a time to push ahead with the same strength and focus that brought you to this point, and to pursue with vigour the knowledge, skills, and ideas formed in you over the last 3 months. The private sector would benefit from your passion and professionalism, while the entrepreneurial world awaits your vision driven ideas.

As you progress in your journey, strong discipline remains an imperative. As pilots and ambassadors of “Ready, Set, Work”, you must uphold the positive values of decorum, respect, and self-management. Stand out and stand apart from the crowd in the “outside world”.

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At your places of work, give not only your best, but what is required. Always be ready to go the extra mile and create value.

I would like to wrap up with a statement of gratitude to our partners – organizations and individuals whose commitment to the development of students in Lagos State has made this day possible.

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To the companies that provided funding and technical support, and to those taking on board 100 of our students as interns, we say a big THANK YOU. I must also acknowledge the over 40 volunteer facilitators, mostly from the private sector, who invested their time and talent in this programme. The value you have deposited in our students will yield positive dividends for generations to come.

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The current administration of Lagos State remains committed to capacity building, entrepreneurship empowerment, and sustainable youth development. Our administration believes strongly that the future of our dear State and great country lies in the hands of its Youth who constitute a significant portion of our population.

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On a yearly basis, we graduate between 4,500 – 5,000 graduates from our tertiary institutions. Our objective is to ensure that all our graduates have access to RSW and other programs like it.

imageAs you are aware, this pilot program covered 500 final year students. From next year we will expand it to cover 1000 students.

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We invite you all – public and private sector, non-governmental organizations, international agencies, and well-meaning Lagosians – to join hands with us in raising students and youths who will transform Lagos State, Nigeria, and indeed, the world.

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“Ready.Set.Work” Graduates, I congratulate you once again. Lagos State is proud of you; Nigeria is depending on you; and the world is waiting for you.

Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko, loje wa l’ogun!!!

Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor, Lagos State

September 15, 2016

Pictures: Mrs. Bolanle Ambode At The Flag-Off Campaign Of #GetInvolved Programme In Lagos

Pictures: Mrs. Bolanle Ambode At The Flag-Off Campaign Of #GetInvolved Programme In Lagos

IMG_8223Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo (middle); Wife ofLagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (right) and Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Oluranti Adebule (left) displaying the ‘Get Involved logo’, an initiative of Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari during the flag-off campaign in Lagos at Alausa, Ikeja, on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

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Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo (middle); Wife of
Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (left), and Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Oluranti Adebule (right) during the flag-off campaign of the #Get Involved in Lagos, an initiative of Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari at Alausa, Ikeja, on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

 

DSC_6704L-R: APC Southwest Women Leader, Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson; Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo; Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Oluranti Adebule; Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode and Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts & Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, displaying a placard with #Get Involved, an initiative of Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari during the flag-off campaign in Lagos at Alausa, Ikeja, on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

 

DSC_6717Wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo (4th left); Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (middle) and members, Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), displaying the ‘#Get Involved logo’, an initiative of Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari during the flag-off campaign in Lagos at Alausa, Ikeja, on Saturday, August 13, 2016.