Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
About 100 women on Wednesday besieged the Lagos State Government House in Alausa, seeking Governor Babatunde Fashola's intervention in the alleged terrorism in the Ayobo area of the state.
The women, who are members of the Ayobo Women Solidarity Group, alleged that one Moruf Owonla hired some street urchins to rape girls and rob residents of the area.
The protesters displayed placards with inscriptions: "Gov. Fashola please help us"; "Our lives and properties at risk in Ayobo".
Their spokesperson, Esther Shonibare, alleged that Ayobo residents no longer moved around after 7 p.m. due to the activities of the street urchins.
"They have a big building where Owonla kept them to terrorise us, extort money, rape innocent girls and rob unsuspecting people of their valuables.
"Every effort to get out of this mess has failed; so we are sending a Save-Our-Soul (SOS) message to Gov. Fashola", she said.
NAN reports that no official of the state government met with the women as at the time of this report.
This has been sent to relevant authorities within the state Government. @ Happy Lagosian.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Fashola Commissions Mobile Kitchen For State Public Service
• Offers free food to 2,000 Muslim staff throughout Ramadan
Aug 24, 2009 - Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Monday commissioned a Mobile Kitchen for the State’s Public Servants urging young people in the State to look towards such enterprise as a means to economic success.
Governor Fashola, who described the commissioning as a very important event, declared, “This is an enterprise in a land of opportunities; an enterprise in a very populous State that provides market for those who want to succeed”, adding that this kind of business is popular in public places and stadia all over the world.
Thanking the Head of Service, Alhaji Yakub Balogun and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mobile Kitchen Mr. Adeola Adelanwa, the Private Partner in the business, for making the service available to the State’s Public Servants, the Governor particularly described the free meals for 2000 Muslim staff during the period of Ramadan fast as most encouraging.
The CEO of Mobile Kitchens, Mr. Adeola Adelanwa, in his short remarks, expressed gratitude to Governor Fashola for his support in making the enterprise a reality adding that the initiative is to ensure that the Mega-City dream of the Governor manifests.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Head of Service, Alhaji Yakub Balogun said Mobile Kitchen initiative is in consonance with the spirit of Public/Private Partnership put in place by the Fashola administration, adding that it will provide complementary service to the existing arrangement with the Staff Canteen.
He said the launch represents the efforts of the present administration at further improving the welfare of Public Servants in the State which, according to him, will in the long run, “engender greater productivity and quality service delivery”.
Thanking the Governor, whom he described as “energetic, proactive, visionary, resourceful and ever dynamic”, for initiating the Mobile Kitchen programme and for providing free meals during the month of Ramadan, the Head of Service urged Public Servants to take advantage of the initiative and be more dedicated and diligent.Also Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Adebisi Sosan, members of the State Executive Council and other top government functionaries as well as some members of the Adelanwa Family.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) yesterday launched a fleet of 50 ultra-modern high capacity buses under the State Bus Franchise System.
The buses will ply the Iyana Ipaja- Ikotun-Igando to Maryland.
He urged the people to know that they are being watched as role models.
Fashola, who spoke at the Ikeja bus stop terminal of the LAMATA buses, said: "I hope you understand that you are pioneers today in what is easily the biggest bus franchise of the African continent. The whole continent is looking at you."
He said the success of the scheme will depend largely on how well the operators run the scheme.
"We expect you to be models of proper road behaviours, vehicular management and road traffic-compliant as models for people of this state," Fashola said.
The governor said despite the fact that the service is a government- promoted scheme, law enforcement agencies, such as the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) and others would always do their jobs fairly but firmly to ensure that every one stays within the ambit of the law.