Our attention has been drawn to a viral online story on social media platforms with the headline: “Lagos Deputy Governor, Others Beaten up in Free for All Fight at the APC Secretariat”. According to the news item, the Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat and some senior members of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were reported to have been beaten up by aggrieved political miscreants during a reconciliation meeting at the Party’s Secretariat in Ogba. The Office of the Deputy Governor, however, wishes to state in unequivocal terms and for the information of millions of readers that the report is untrue, mischievous, fake and unfounded. While we would not have joined issues with the originator of the story and his/her cohorts, we are compelled to write this piece due to the inaccuracies it conveyed; as the story was completely different from and a false reflection of what happened at the meeting. Also, we would not allow some quack bloggers and journalists with mischievous inclinations to bring the personality and name of the Deputy Governor to disrepute. It is important to state that truly, a meeting was called by the Party to discuss with all the party candidates, aspirants and party chairmen. The meeting which commenced earlier on that day was abruptly brought to a halt as suspected political miscreants, who were supporters of one of the Local Governments, took over the venue of the said meeting shutting out other members from accessing the meeting room. When the Deputy Governor got to the Party Secretariat and, with the support of his aides, promptly calms frayed nerves and had a meeting with the aggrieved parties for over one hour, after which photographs were taken and everyone went about their business peacefully. The above narrative is exactly what happened at the Party Secretariat on
His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat will be the Guest Speaker at the 4th educational and social interactive programme, Timeline Awareness Initiative Lecture/Award on Wednesday 23rd of March 2022. The programme which promises to be an eye-opener, revealing the level of cooperation in Lagos State Government since the inception of former Lagos State Government and All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 1999 till date. According to the Organizers, led by Yusuf Adeoye, Publisher of TimelineNG, an Online Newspaper, Dr. Hamzat who has held several positions in the State including Commissioner For Science & Technology before his present elective position as Deputy Governor will be speaking on the Topic: " Imperatives of Harmonious Working Relationship Between Arms of Government, A Key Ingredient in The Success of Lagos State Government. With Focus on 2023 General Election' The Event which hold at the Lagos Sheraton hotel, Ikeja, will witness the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa as Keynote Speaker. He will be sharing his vast experience as legislator working to aid and ease the work of the executive in Lagos State, which has led to the tremendous infrastructural development and cordial working atmosphere in the State over the years. The event which will witness awards for few distinguished prominent Nigerians will be Chaired by former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu while the Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed is the Chief Host of the day. Also expected at the occasion is Convener of Arise Women, Dr. Siju Iluyomade, Chairman House Committee on Defence, Hon Babajimi Benson from the House of Representatives among others.
By: 'Tunde Ogunmola Political office holders in the country have been enjoined to emulate the uncommon disposition of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat by giving back to their alma maters. This call was made by participants at the 80th anniversary celebration of Odu Abore Memorial Primary school, Mushin, Lagos, on Thursday, 10th February, 2022. Dr Hamzat had made a glorious return to his alma mater and announced a donation of ICT centre to the school in commemoration of its 80th anniversary, a gesture that was greeted with thunderous applause from the audience. Addressing the invited guests at the august occasion, Dr Hamzat, who revealed that ICT changed his life, went down memory lane recounting his year of enrolment at the school. While he admonished parents to be alive to their responsibilities, he also charged them to take the advantage of the free education in Lagos State to ensure that their school-age wards are supported to have quality education, while he appealed to the pupils to focus on their learnings. “This is where I started in September, 1969 and I thank God. Let’s take care of these children, it’s only God that knows what they will become tomorrow. It’s our responsibility to take care of them, everybody says they’re the future leaders but if we don’t take care of them how can that be possible," Hamzat posited. Continuing, Dr Hamzat appreciated the patriotic effort of the school's founder, late Mr. Iyalla, a Rivers State indigene. "The person that started this school was from Rivers State, Mr. Iyalla; that shows that we’re all the same. How many Rivers State indigenes graduated from this school? I can’t remember of any. But I can still remember my classmates, the likes of Sunday Ajose, Hakeem Bamgbala and others, they are all Yorubas. Don’t let anybody divide us. Now,