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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu Promises To Increase Workers’ Salary (Video) – Naijanewsdirect

It was jubilation galore for Lagos state civil servants today, 4th October, 2022, as the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, promised to increase their minimum wage before the end of his administration. The governor disclosed the planned salary increments during an interactive session with the workers on their challenges and possible solutions in order to better their welfare as well as improve productivity. Sanwo-Olu said that the increments became necessary considering effects of inflation on the over 100,000 workers’ ability to purchase and seek for better services in the state. He also disclosed that vehicles would be distributed to staff that have attained the position of Directors, as a means of encouragement for their services to the state over the years. According to him, the first phase of the distribution will start with 100 vehicles, and other phases will be done after that for the workers. The governor who did not disclose the actual increment, said the increase will be above the Federal Government’s minimum wage standard, “as Lagos is a pacesetter and first in setting the standard.” He also promised to pay all the outstanding backlog of pensions to workers by the end of October. His statement partly reads; “We know there is inflation and high cost of living in the country, but we are determined to cushion the effects on our workers and residents. “Last month (September), I instructed the Head of Service, HOS, the Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions to work out modalities for salary increament for the entire over 100,000 of public service workforce. “We are capable of doing this. Lagos leads while others follow in Nigeria. In salary increment, we are leading again. “We are going to reflect the popular ‘Buga’ slogan in the payment of salaries. We are not going to wait for the Federal Government’s minimum wage increase. “We have commenced the

Prince Oyekan Hits The Right Safety Button With LNSA – Naijanewsdirect

    Since the inception of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration in 2019, there is one thing he reiterated in his manifesto and has sworn to uphold under his THEMES agenda where he highlighted Security as one of the pillars of his administration. In a bid to ensure all Lagosians can go about their lawful activities without fear of the unknown, he saddled himself with the responsibility as the Chief Security Officer of the state to ensure he puts the necessary security apparatus in place to ensure the safety of lives and properties. Without a doubt, Governor Sanwo-Olu delivered in every aspect as no stone was left unrolled. Taking the Security of lives and properties serious, he invested a heavy financial war chest in the acquisition of security gadgets for the Police, the Response Rapid Squad RRS and the Lagos State Neighborhood Agency LNSA headed by the indefatigable Prince Ifalade Ajasa Oyekan. Since the Administrative commencement of the Agency in 2017 during the Past government till this moment, Mr. Governor has ensured proper funding for the safety outfit investing Billions of Naira to equip it so it can give the necessary security support in the aspect of surveillance to the necessary agency for a swift collaboration and a positive synergy for a better Lagos. When Ifalade took over in 2021, He was like a fresh Gust of Summer wind who had a loft idea owning to his background as a seasoned technocrat having worked at the Law Enforcement Training Institute LETI and his experience working with a dredging company and also as a season legal luminary. On assumption of office, one thing he ensured was to bring a different feel to consolidate the effort of Governor Sanwo-Olu in ensuring the agency functions optimally to ensure it lives up to its expected expectation. He used

Monthly Tenancy To Kick Off In Lagos As Sanwo-Olu Directs Full Excision On Untitled Land In Lagos To Curb Land Grabbing – Naijanewsdirect

  • Governor: ‘Those sabotaging e-GIS system to be purged out of Govt’ The incessant issue of land grabbing may become a thing of the past anytime soon in Lagos State, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu orders complete excision on untitled land across the State. The Governor’s directive represents a major turning point in land administration in Lagos, as the exercise would enable the State Government to carry out documented delineation on communal land and land owned by the families. At the end of the exercise, the issues of land grabbing by thugs working for land owners are expected to be curbed. Sanwo-Olu gave the order at the Lagos Real Estate Market Place Conference and Exhibitions organised by the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (LASRERA) at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island. The two-day event with the theme: “Lagos: 21st Century Real Estate Investment Hub”, is the second edition to be held by the agency. Land is a limited asset in Lagos, which is a coastal State. Activities of land-grabbers have created an unpredictable climate in land acquisition in Lagos, robbing private real estate investors and individuals of fortunes. Sanwo-Olu said a technical committee will be set up to fine-tune the framework for the excision process on untitled land, with the objective to granting Certificate of Occupancy (C-of-O) to land owners for transparent sales of the asset. The Governor condemned an effort by State officials to frustrate and sabotage the full take-off of the State’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (e-GIS) project initiated to automate approval of land surveys and allocation titles in one talk shop. Sanwo-Olu issued a stern warning, saying he would be ruthless in purging out saboteurs in the ranks of Government. He said: “One of the issues we are working on is the ownership of land. There is a large parcel of land across

“I Will Not Interfere In LASU VC Appointment Process”, Says Sanwo-Olu – Naijanewsdirect

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, 7 September, 2021 said he would not interfere with the ongoing selection process that would lead to the appointment of the substantive Vice Chancellor of the state-owned Lagos State University (LASU). The Governor said he does not have personal interest in who becomes the next Vice Chancellor of LASU and therefore has no intention to influence the process, adding that due process would be followed in the appointment. Governor Sanwo-Olu made the statement while receiving members of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) led by its chairman, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Ikeja on Tuesday, 7 September, 2021. “The process for the appointment of the substantive Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) is ongoing and I can assure you that all the laws and due process that would lead to the appointment of the vice chancellor would be fully adhered to. “I have no intention to interfere or have any interest in the choice of who would be vice chancellor. We have put in the committee men and women of impeccable character that have distinguished themselves and are willing to do for us a good job,” he said. Governor Sanwo-Olu, who promised adequate and continuous funding for state-owned tertiary institutions in Lagos State, said plans were in top gear to establish two additional universities of technology and education in the State. The Governor also promised to assist the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities to get back the title documents of its property situated at Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island in Lagos, saying the property would be released to the Committee at no cost. He said Lagos State Government will support the Committee on its forthcoming 60th anniversary celebration holding next year. Speaking earlier, Prof. Edoumiekumo

Sanwo-Olu Gifts 13 Outstanding Teachers Cars, Says “Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos” – Naijanewsdirect

  • Sanwo-Olu has set new record - NUT It was a defining moment for teachers in the Lagos State Education family on Tuesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented handsome rewards to teachers adjudged to have made quality impacts in the State’s teaching service. Thirteen teachers and school administrators got a brand new car each from the Governor at the Year 2020 Teachers’ Merit Award organised by the Ministry of Education. The awardees were part of the finalists nominated for the grand prize by the Screening Committee led by the chairperson of Association of Private Educators in Nigeria, Mrs. Lai Koiki. The merit award is an initiative of the Sanwo-Olu administration to reward teachers’ commitment and excellent service to boost delivery of quality education in the State. Over 3,700 applications were reviewed by the screening committee; 23 teachers and school administrators made it to the final stage. They were adjudged to be passionate, visionary, and adept in modern teaching techniques. Sanwo-Olu, while presenting the cars to the recipients, said his Government was cognizant of the essential role of teachers in building a prosperous society, stressing that the reward would be made regular to inspire hard work and excellence. The Governor said the merit award was institutionalised in fulfillment of his pledge to raise the bar of excellence in education and make teaching service a rewarding profession. He said: “Today, I celebrate the remarkable teachers who leave no stone unturned in molding lives, building character and preparing our students for a productive future. In Lagos State, teaching is not a thankless job and this annual Teachers’ Merit Award is a proof that Lagos will always reward excellent, committed, and diligent teachers. “We are cognizant of the essential role that teachers play in building a formidable society, which is why we are committed to rewarding exceptional teachers on a regular basis. This

Sanwo-Olu Gifts Top Nollywood Actress Iya Awero 3 Bedroom Flat (Video) – Naijanewsdirect

  Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has gifted Nollywood veteran Lanre Hassan aka Iya Awero a three-bedroom flat in the newly commissioned Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo. Mr Sanwo-Olu handed her the keys to the apartment during the commissioning on Wednesday. The governor’s chief press secretary Gboyega Akosile shared the video of the presentation on Twitter. Speaking in Yoruba, the 70-year-old actress thanked the governor and his deputy Obafemi Hamzat, praying that God will also provide for them. Sanwo-Olu commissioned the estate with 360 home units comprising 120 one bedroom, 120 two bedrooms and 120 three bedrooms homes at Bayeku road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu. The governor named the housing estate after the former deputy governor of Lagos and political leader in Ikorodu, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye. The project is a follow up scheme for Oba Adeboruwa Estate also situated along Igbogbo Baiyeku road. It was initiated to provide more homes for Lagosians residing in Ikorodu axis.

Revealed! Local Government Elections May Not Hold In Lagos This Year, Sanwo-Olu Moves To Appoint Sole Administrators – Naijanewsdirect

As the four-year tenure of the Chairmen of the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs winds to a close in the next four months, there are strong indications that any hope for Local Government elections holding this year may have been dashed, ThePledge Reports. Findings reveal that the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is already in consultation with leaders of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC), the State House of Assembly and the National Leader and former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, either to appoint a five-man committee, consisting of an Executive Secretary and four supervisors or Sole Administrators to man the councils for the next 12 months. A reliable source told our correspondent that the hope of aspirants and first term chairmen who were already in campaign mode may be dashed if Sanwo-Olu proceeds with the plan. Although the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has restated its preparedness to conduct elections at the councils, it's learnt that the State Government did not make any provisional fund available in the 2021 budget to consummate that kind of arrangement. “If you check the 2021 budget, there is no provision for the conduct of the local government elections. 2020 was a tough year for Lagos, especially with Covid-19 and the wanton destruction of public properties worth billions of naira which the State Government under the leadership of Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is trying to rebuild gradually. So, the possibility of having elections at the local government level is very low,” the source added. The viable option before Sanwo-Olu, according to the source, who is also a party leader, is to appoint Sole Administrators to oversee the councils for a period of one year, while elections might hold in 2022. The first-term chairmen have already taken the lead to celebrate their