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The Lagos State Government has called for residents cooperation as it commences the construction of 3 roads, namely Abeje Street in Ifelodun Local Council Development Areas, Abaranje and Akesan-Obadore Roads in Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area of the State.

Speaking at the Stakeholders’ meetings on Thursday, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako said that the projects were significant as indicators of a progressive leap towards making life more meaningful and abundant for the people of Lagos State.

He said that Lagos State, in line with the THEMES Agenda, had made a remarkable success in the area of infrastructural renewal as evident in the construction of the three roads in Ifelodun and Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Areas respectively.

He disclosed that many other road projects were going on across the State in demonstration of the State Government determination to upscale social infrastructure towards making Lagos a Smart City.

” The administration of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has been so unrelenting in upgrading road infrastructure for the socio- economic development of Lagos State”, he said.

He emphasised that the stakeholders’ meetings, held to dialogue with beneficiaries and get their feedbacks was an indication that the Mr Babajide Sanwo- Olu led administration is an inclusive government.

He explained that the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development would, as usual, carry out the delivery of Right of Way, stressing that impact would be minimized as the removal of structures to pave way for the road where necessary, would be strictly as a matter of necessity and subject to payment of compensation as applicable.

Salako enjoined members of the respective communities and adjoining communities to give their unalloyed support to the people that would be involved in the project, including staff of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development who would be serving the statutory notices and delivering the Right of Way for the Project to berth successfully and produce the expected benefits of improved transportation and interconnectivity within the State.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye assured that efforts would be geared towards the timely completion of the Project whilst the roads would be built to last with durable materials.

She urged the people to embrace the projects so as to benefit maximally in form of de-flooding, enhanced interconnectivity, provision of direct and indirect employment and enhancement of property value.

Also joining the call for the people to take ownership of the road projects were the Special Adviser to the Governor on Urban Development, Ganiyu Adele Ayuba, Member of the Lagos State House Assembly, representing Ajeromi-Ifelodun 1, Hon. Lukman Olumoh and the Chairman Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Hon. Morenike Adeshina-Williams.

Others at the meeting were Commissioner III, Audit service Commission,Hon. Jimoh Ibrahim, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Engr. Abiola Kosegbe and Permanent Secretary, Office of infrastructure, Engr. Rotimi Thomas as well as the General Manager, Lagos State Urban Renewal Authority ( LASURA), Ms. Ajibike Shomade.

Mukaila Sanusi
Assistant Director
Public Affairs
3rd June, 2021


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2022: International Youth day:APC National Women Leader felicitates with Youths across the globe




The National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr Betta Edu celebrates with the youths across the globe on the occasion of the International youth day with a theme *Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a world for all ages*

Dr. Betta in a correspondence released by her Special Adviser on political matters, Seun Bosede Osamaye, noted the importance of Youth Day as an awareness day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding the Youths.

Speaking as a mother in her goodwill message, the ebullient National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress Dr. Betta Edu appealed to the Nigerian Youths to continue to be law abiding, to shun social vices, and to embrace peace as they join their counterparts all over the world to observe the *2022 International Youth Day*.

Noting that the United Nations has made a day like this very important to provide an opportunity for youths to reflect on their voices, actions, and initiatives, Dr. Betta beckons on the Nigerian Government to make it a norm in celebrating this day for the youth by raising awareness and educating people about the importance of youth in the society because the *Youths* are the pillars and future of every country.

Speaking further, Dr. Betta stressed the utmost importance of promoting youth participation especially in politics so that they can help to create a better future. She wish all Youths across the globe a successful outing and a Happy International 2022 Youth Day!


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The Lagos Ministry of Transportation has placed an indefinite ban on the operations of its enforcement team tagged M.O.T Taskforce.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Sola Giwa, stated that the decision was reached after a thorough appraisal and review of the enforcement teams operating under the Ministry of Transportation.

Giwa explained that the ban is part of measures initiated to streamline transport enforcement activities in Lagos State to achieve the required effectiveness in line with global best practices, warning that the ban is not an excuse for drivers to disobey the traffic laws of the State.

The Special Adviser averred that Traffic Management and Transportation is a cardinal pillar in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stressing that the readjustment of the enforcement strategy was to enhance service delivery to the people of the State.

He, therefore, enjoined the general public to report the activities of any unauthorised enforcement team still operating with the tag M.O.T Taskforce to the Ministry of Transportation for prosecution.

Appealing to Lagosians to cooperate with the State Government in its effort to improve the traffic situation across the metropolis, the Special Adviser gave an assurance that a lot is ongoing behind the scene to bring the much-desired change in the transport sector.

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Bitfinex hold their first community hangout in Nigeria



Bitfinex is one of the top and oldest trading platforms in the world. It is a trading platform for sophisticated and professional traders. After millions of secured transactions carried out on Bitfinex, communities have emerged from various parts of the world. These communities have expanded to multiple professionals helping each other grow on their crypto journey.
Time out in Bitfinex was created by and for the African community and it was graced with the attendance of two crypto industry leaders, Chuta Chimezie, the founder of Blockchain Nigeria User Group, and Linda I.A Obi founder of Techonomy.
The event began with a welcome and Introduction by Paolo Ardoino, the Chief Technology Officer for Bitfinex. Linda I.A Obi spoke on the inclusion and diversity of female representation in crypto-trading, crypto-trading techniques for beginners and advanced traders and she also shared the pros of trading with Bitfinex.
Chuta gave an insight on trading and blockchain in particular. He spoke about crypto in Africa and the need to position yourself rightly in the space by acquiring as many relevant skills as possible. Members of the community asked the speakers questions and were able to learn and gain a balanced view of the cryptocurrency industry as a whole and its future.
We are really excited that Bitfinex is finally coming to Africa.

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