The country's 17 southern governors advocated reforming it on July 5, 2021. The meeting took place at the Government House in Alausa, Lagos. As a result of their involvement, several people, locations, and personalities have been insulted. (17 Southern Governors and Photo Credit: The Nation)
Following the Southern governors meeting on Monday at Alausa, Ikeja, the Lagos State Capital. The governors had demanded that security agencies must inform them as the chief security officer of their states, before they carry out any operation within their premises. Although the governors did not mention the recent raid on Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho's residence by Department of State Services last week Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.
It is very important to keep an opening ear to political activists, who may be passing an important information that may help curb the headache of the country. Permit me to bring to you a very vital information that was passed by a political economist and former presidential candidate, Professor Pat Utomi, who described the EndSARS protests as an event marking the arrival of citizenship in Nigeria, added that Nigeria is yet to have a Democratic Government.
The recent meeting of the 17 southern governors and the resolutions emanating from that meeting is still generating comments and reactions from Nigerians. The crucial meeting which held behind closed doors in Alausa, Lagos state yesterday had in attendance 15 governors from the southern region with the only absentees being the governors of Anambra and Cross River state.
Ikeja Electric had announced the outage resulting from the upgrade of the 132kv lines embarked upon by TCN, is not total blackout as misrepresented by some online blogs but will happen between 8am and 6pm. Power supply will be restored to customers between 6pm and 8am for the duration of the upgrade.
As part of plans to further enhance the accessibility of Lagosians, especially mothers and children, to quality medicare, the Lagos State Government, through Office of Civic Engagement, is set to launch the Mother, Infant and Child (MICH) programme. Speaking on Friday at a media briefing in Alausa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, said the programme was designed to take care of indigent pregnant women and their unborn children.
The Lagos State Government has insisted that it will not tolerate any physical development within the interim state, particularly petroleum tank farms and filling stations, without Planning Permit. Photo credit: Inshot The Lagos State Government has denounced the situation whereby the Department of Petroleum Resources will skip the requirements for Planning Permit and went ahead to issue licenses to facilities whose constructions were not approved by the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, and which consequently did not have certificate of completion.
The struggle for VAT collection has been condemned by some states in the country, as the southern regional governors of the Nigerian States has on Thursday, insisted that their States have the right to collect Value Added Tax (VAT). This declaration of the southern governors was jotted during their third meeting held in Enugu State.
The Lagos State Government earlier today signed into law. The state VAT bill as passed by the house of assembly was signed earlier by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu earlier today,this bill is for a law to charge VAT on certain goods and services.
As we are all aware, the 17 Southern Governors are currently meeting at Alausa, Ikeja, the Lagos State capital. Report says that the governors are meeting to discuss critical issues affecting the region which includes open grazing ban, restructuring, fiscal federalism and the call for state police, and other national matters.
A special team of the Rescue and Rehabilitation department of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development has begun ridding the streets of beggars, destitute and vulnerable persons. This is in line with the information announced earlier by the Honorable Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu called on Nigerians to work for the prosperity of the country and to continuously demonstrate fairness, equity and justice. Sanwo-Olu said this on Sunday at the 61st National Independence Day Celebration Service at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja.
Beggars and street hawkers in Lagos state, have been asked by the state government to leave or face sanctions. The directive was given on Wednesday, August 18, at a press conference held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa. The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu and the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, made the statement during a conference which was organised, to announce the creation of a task force that will ensure the eradication of street begging and hawking, in Lagos state.
It was a nice time for the southern governors as they converged in Lagos State Government Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja for the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum. The governors were well dressed in beautiful native attires befitting their status. The Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted the other governors.
Southern Governors held a meeting at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State. Some issues were deliberated upon but most important, is the discussion held on zone they want the next President to come from. They took firm position for rotational Presidency between the North and South in the next Presidential Election.
Few hours ago, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu issued a warning to people about the alarming numbers of hospitalizations and deaths caused by the coronavirus. He stated that in the previous week, Lagos State had recorded an average of six deaths each day at its isolation centers.
The Seventeen(17) Southern Governors of Nigeria, held a meeting at the Lagos State Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State on Monday 5th July 2021. A communique was issued and was read by the Chairman of the Forum who is also the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin, Rotimi Akerdolu;
Eight weeks after their meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on May 11, 2021, 17 Southern governors again met in Alausa, Ikeja, the Lagos State capital, to deliberate on issues affecting the country. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu received the governors at Alausa, Ikeja, the venue of their meeting and they proceeded to the meeting which was held closed-door.
The Lagos State Government has launched the Lagos bike-share scheme. The government said the scheme, which was in collaboration with a private organisation, Messrs Awabike, was in line with the state’s smart city initiative and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of reducing green gas emission in the state.
Lagos State might be one of the most developed States in Nigeria, but it is still renowned for the activities of street thugs, popularly referred to as ''Agberos", who terrorize civilians around the City. And on Monday, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu witnessed the harassment of motorists on the highway, as some weapon welding thugs carried out their usual activities on the Lagos highway.