In honour of chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya(SAN) Chairman Multi choice Nigeria, The odofin of ikorodu kingdom. The tournament is tagged Odofin Adewunmi ogunsanya under-17 super cup.
This will subsequently be hosted as a continual event every year. Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya is more committed in ensuring our youths are empowered, engaged and live a good life rather than engaging in criminality because when they are jobless, there is always room for devilish act.
It would be played at LASPOTECH football pitch ikorodu campus. Its to support sporting activities and shun violence among the youths.
It is done to commemorate with Omoba Adewunmi Adedeji Ogunsanya (SAN) on his Chieftaincy title as Odofin of Ikorodu kingdom. This is to engage the youths.
This is the 1st edition of the competition and the teams are cutting across all local government within Ikorodu division which are: Ikorodu LG, Ikorodu West, Ikorodu North, Igbogbo, Ijede and Imota respectively. Its is sponsored and organized by Prince Adedoyin Ogunbiyi- Oyeneye Jokotex. Managing Consultant of Hicare Health foundation.
–As Lagos HoS Charges Delegates to Review Scheme of Service in line with Evolving Realities
As the 42nd Council Meeting of the National Council on Establishments (NCE) commenced in Ikeja, Lagos State on Monday, members have been urged to conduct a review of the Scheme of Service in line with evolving realities.
The Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who gave the charge while declaring open the conference, reminded the delegates that the resolution of the meeting will provide a critical roadmap for decisions and conclusions at the forthcoming Officials and Ministerial Sessions of the Council.
In his words: “Let me use this opportunity to remind all the delegates to use the occasion of this conference to conduct a review of the Scheme of Service in line with evolving realities, because the outcomes of your deliberations traditionally provide the critical roadmap for decisions and conclusions at the forthcoming Officials and Ministerial Sessions of the Council”.
“I also wish to implore you to take full advantage of the opportunity provided by this convergence to engender focused interrogation of burning issues confronting Schemes and Conditions of Service nationwide”, Muri-Okunola said.
The HoS, who had earlier received the participants in his Office before the commencement of the conference, reiterated that the meeting provides an excellent opportunity for the Council to realign and update relevant aspects of the Scheme of Sevice in line with emerging realities in both academia and the actual workplace.
“In this undertaking, it is your individual and collective insights and robust inputs that would drive the process of improving service delivery in all the Civil/ Public Services in the Federation”, he stated.
Also speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary, Service Policies and Strategies Office, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the people of Lagos State for the warm welcome and the show of hospitality to the delegation.
Dr. Meribole stated that the primary aim of the meeting was to prepare for the larger meeting of NCE comprising of both the officials (Heads of Service of different States, Permanent Secretaries on Establishment matters of different States) and delegates (the Directors on Establishment Matters of different States) respectively, encouraging the participants to ensure that the NCE meeting is sustained due to its core importance to the service.
In his opening address, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishments and Training, Mr. Abiodun Bamgboye, on behalf of the delegates applauded the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who also doubles as the host, for his magnanimity and effort in securing Executive approval for the conference.
“I consider it imperative to specially acknowledge and welcome to our midst, the Chief Host, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, Head of Service of Lagos State, who, not only secured executive approval for this hosting but also ensured we left no stone unturned in our preparations for the five-day meeting”, Bamgboye said.
The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has advised the House Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation to take a careful look at Child Rights Law 2015 and Domestic Violence Law 2015 and reconcile them with the new Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency Bill 2020 in order to avoid repetition and contradictions.
Obasa made this statement on Monday, November 30, 2020, during plenary session after the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency Bill 2020, “A bill for a law to provide for the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, the Establishment of the Sex Offenders Register and for other Connected Purposes”, passed the Second Reading and was committed to the House Standing Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
” We need to put these laws side by side with this new bill so that we would not be repeating what we already have in place.
” The committee has a lot to do by going through the existing laws in comparison to the new one which we have before us”.
” We should also look at the issue of establishing new agency when we have many already. When we have too many agencies that is another addition to government expenditure”.
The Speaker also implored the committee to sample the opinions of various bodies particularly women NGOs in the order to know what they want.
He said a law should not be about punitive measures alone. That it should also be about bringing a lasting solutions to a particular problem.
He was particularly concerned about how to take care of children who he said are victims of separation from domestic violence prone families.
-Lauds citizens, religious leaders for their support
The Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola , has said that the slogan “IleriOluwa”, which has become the mantra of his administration, was given to him by God.
Speaking at the thanksgiving service held in commemoration of the second anniversary of his administration held at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, Oyetola said the slogan came from a divine revelation where God assured him that he would be the Governor of the State of Osun.
He said: “The administration was founded by God Himself, and I will tell you why. I am ordinarily not one who sees visions but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter.
“Imagine the son of an Imam receiving a Christian song in a dream. That was my encounter. All I could remember on both occasions was the last line of the song which says ‘IleriOluwa ni lati se’ (the will of God must be done). Outside of that dream, I had never heard the song before.
“When the impression was heavy on my heart, I called one of my friends to ask him about the song, and he told me the song was the Track 2 of Timi Oshukoya’s song. He went out to get me the album, an immediately I started listening to the track, my consciousness was restored and then I had an understanding of what God was saying to me.
“That revelation has continued to give me confidence of victory each time I’m faced with legal and political battles since becoming Governor. On October 17, there was an attempt on my life, but the Almighty God spared my life because He has appointed me for a special assignment that must be accomplished.
“God has been faithful and He has shown us that all things are possible with Him. We promised to give priority to the welfare and security of citizens, and God has helped us to pay full salaries since the inception of our administration.
“We promised to look into the health of our people, and as we speak, we have delivered 332 primary healthcare centres across the State. We have listened to the yearnings of the people and responded to their needs, especially in the area of education.
“Today, I am here to thank Almighty God and I have every reason to do do so. On 27th November, 2018, myself and Deputy were sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor to lead the affairs of the state.
“We are 24 months in government, though we have not had more than one year of uninterrupted service. We started with several months of litigation and then came the adverse effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, closely followed by the EndSARS protests. There was also an assassination attempt on my life.
“But today, we are here to appreciate God who has made it possible for us to deliver on our promises.
“We promised that we will pay full salary, we are doing so. In education, we have fulfilled our promise. We have prioritised the security of lives and property of our people. We have sustained the status of Osun as the most peaceful state in the country.
We collaborated with our colleagues to establish Amotekun so as to tackle kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry among others.
“We are more secured than we used to be and our peace profile remains the best in Nigeria.
“We have also paid good attention to our youths. We have a youth policy that is ready for implementation, that focuses on Youth Education, Youth Empowerment, Youth Engagement and Youth Entrepreneurship. We have proposed N 1.5 billion in our 2021 budget to empower our youths.
“In all, we have every reason to celebrate the awesomeness of God, the one who is bringing His promises to fulfillment in my life and in the State of Osun”, Oyetola stated.
Oyetola used the opportunity to thank religious leaders for their prayers at all times, adding that the achievements of his administration could not be dissociated from the power of prevailing prayers.
He implored citizens to continue to support the government, adding that his administration is willing to do more for the people.
He continued: “My service in the State of Osun is my worship God. By taking care of the welfare and security of the good people of Osun, I am worshipping God.
“My desire is that people will glorify God through my service. Please, continue to support this government that has been founded by God. We are willing to do more for our people, and we know God will help us”, Oyetola added.
Selected youths have been receiving messages to participate in the free Artificial Intelligence Training coming up Tuesday, 1st – 4th December, 2020.
Part of the message reads, “Dear Youth, Congrats! You have been selected to participate in the Free Artificial Intelligence Training”
It further includes allocated system Number for each participants and was expressly noted that their is no provision for accomodation.
Confirming the information, when our crew contacted the State PRO 2 of the youth council, Comrade Farouk affirm the message came from them for beneficiaries to get themselves prepared for the training as all logistics are in place for training.
The free Artificial Intelligence Training was organized by the state leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter to curb youth restivenes and unemployment.
The training is going to take place at Oke-Aro ICT Centre, IFO, Ogun.
The Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) over the weekend demolished over 1700 illegal shanties and containerised shops around Fagba Railway lines, Agege.
Speaking during the demolition exercise, the Chairman of the Agency CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that owners/ occupants of these illegal shanties and containerised shops had been served a 7-day ‘Removal Order’ by the government based on series of complaints about criminal activities around Fagba, Agege.
He disclosed further that after the expiration of the Removal Order, the government gave them additional 21days grace to remove their belongings and vacate the entire area before embarking on the demolition exercise.
According to Egbeyemi “These illegal shanties and containerised shops were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who terrorised innocent citizens around Fagba, Iju-Ishaga and Pen-Cinema area, dispossessing them of their valuables, especially early in the day and late at night.
He averred that investigations conducted had revealed that miscreants and hoodlums occupying these illegal shanties were responsible for the destructions of public properties and looting of shops immediately after the recent ‘EndSARS’ protest around Agege.
“It was an eyesore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking and selling Indian hemp including prostitution by under-age boys and girls around Fagba railway lines”, he added.
The Chirman confirmed that suspected illegal substances (Indian hemp) and other dangerous drugs such as Codeine, Skunk and Tramadol were recovered during the demolition exercise.
He, however, enjoined members of the public to support government in salvaging the State from the clutches of these notorious criminals by reporting any noticeable criminal activities around them to security Agencies.
The Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority (LSADA), in collaboration with the British-American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation, has trained catfish farmers to increase their potentials of processing catfish for export to international markets.
Speaking at a three-day capacity building workshop on Thursday in Agege, Lagos, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Bisola Olusanya said that the catfish farmers in the agriculture value chain have the potentials of exporting their processed catfishes if equipped with the right information and knowledge.
Olusanya, represented by the Director of Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Olatokunbo Ibironke Emokpae, commended the British-American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF), for its continuous support to the development of agriculture in the State, particularly at such a challenging period of the COVlD-19 pandemic which disrupted global socio-economic and financial systems, among others.
The capacity-building workshop, according to her, is geared towards fast-tracking the development of the agricultural sector in the State, while also boosting fish production and sustaining the existing efforts of the government in the area of food security.
She explained that the capacity programme is vital to the T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda of Making Lagos a 21st Century economy, adding that collaboration with the British-American Tobacco Nigerian Foundation would undoubtedly make the transition of Nigerian farmers from subsistence farming to sustainable commercial agriculture realisable.
In her words: “This initiative will also empower the next generation of agricultural change-makers, fish farmers in medium and small scale sector, thus creating wealth and job opportunities that will expand food production and increase revenue to the State Government in form of taxes and other levies”.
While describing farmers as the pillars of the agricultural sector and future of Nigeria after crude oil, she congratulated all the beneficiaries of the training programme and urged them to make good use of the opportunity provided by the capacity training to improve their standards of living, while cascading the knowledge acquired to other catfish farmers in their communities.
The Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya, said that 200 farmers have been scheduled as beneficiaries of the training in four different categories in order to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Speaking through the Programme Manager of the Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, LSADA, Dr. Olamilekan Pereira-Sheteolu, the Permanent Secretary explained that the trainees, who are representatives of different Cooperative Societies, are expected to extend the training to their colleagues.
The State Project Coordinator, FADAMA, Jonathan Obayemi, in his Goodwill Message argued that contrary to the general belief that funding is the most important issue among farmers, access to the right information and capacity building for farmers is priority above availability of funds.
While making reference to the population forecast about Nigeria and the urbanisation tendencies of the country, Obayemi stated that the development poses a challenge to farmers and at the same time portends greater opportunities for the entire stakeholders in the agricultural value chain.
He, however, challenged the leadership of LSADA to go beyond exposing farmers to training and capacity development opportunities to mentoring the beneficiaries and making sure they succeed.
The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, began the recruitment of eligible and interested candidates for the Batches 4, 5 and 6 of its Lagos Agripreneurship Programme (LAP) under its Agriculture-based Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-YES).
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who disclosed this in Lagos today, noted that the programme was in furtherance of the State Government’s objective of training no fewer than 15,000 youths and women in the various agricultural value chains by the year 2023.
She pointed out that the one-month training exercise is aimed at improving capacity, creating wealth and employment in the agricultural value chains – poultry, piggery, aquaculture and vegetables.
According to her, the strategic inclusion of the LAP Programme would efficiently reduce unemployment, create jobs and alleviate poverty in the State, as well as attract and pay more attention to the creation of jobs for women in agribusiness.
In her words: “Following the training of a total of 400 participants under three batches of the Lagos Agripreneurship Programme, L.A.P, Lagos State will begin the recruitment and shortlisting of interested candidates for the Batches 4, 5 and 6 of the Programme”.
“The current reality and exigencies of job creation for the teeming youth population and attainment of food security requires that a more aggressive, strategic and efficient approach be employed in the training and empowerment of women and youth, if Lagos State is to achieve a significant reduction of unemployment, create more jobs and wealth and also significantly enhance food security in the State by the year 2023”, Olusanya said.
The Commissioner noted that the significance of the training would be the creation of 2000 Agro-Entrepreneurs who would, in turn, become job creators, promote food security, improve nutrition and general well-being of Lagosians, as well as create at least 4000 indirect jobs per beneficiary annually.
Other expected impacts, according to her, are the enhancement of the economic activities of the surrounding communities, reduction in the overall rate of unemployment, reduction in crime rate within the State and promotion of the State’s target of producing at least 25% of the food consumed by residents before end of the year 2025.
The Commissioner maintained that the Programme has been specifically tailored for men between the ages of 18 and 35 years and women between the ages of 18 and 55 years, adding that candidates are expected to collect and submit application forms between November 24 and December 8, 2020.
Olusanya added that interested participants are also expected to sit for a written examination on Monday and Tuesday, 14th and 15th of December, 2020, while oral interviews would take place on Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th December, 2020.
She, therefore, urged interested and eligible candidates with a passion for agriculture and a minimum of Senior Secondary School Certificate, who are also in good physical and health conditions, to collect the application forms free of charge at the Agricultural Training Institute, Araga, Epe; Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, Oko Oba, Agege; Lagos Agricultural Inputs Supply Authority, Odogunyan, Ikorodu; Coconut House, Mowo, Badagry and Ministry of Agriculture Area Office, Ajah, Eti Osa between Tuesday, 24th November and Tuesday, 8th December.
Shortlisted successful candidates would start the formal training at the Agricultural Training Institute, Araga, Epe, on Tuesday, 5th of January, 2021.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has paid a total sum of N 215,132,707.78 as death benefits to the relatives of 60 of its employees who died in active service.
The Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who disclosed this during the cheque presentation ceremony at the LASUBEB office in Maryland, added that the insurance death benefit payment covers those who died in service between the year 2019 and 2020.
While appealing to them to be prudent in the management of the payments, Alawiye-King urged the beneficiaries to be mindful of the recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics indicating that the economy of the country is sliding into recession, stressing that such vital information should guide them in making informed decisions about their investments.
In his words: “I plead with you to avoid the lottery effect. The pandemic has made people device different means of deceiving people, thereby robbing them of their hard-earned money and resources”.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Makanjuola John Olanrewaju, described the Lagos State Government as a trailblazer in lofty initiatives, saying that payment of the death benefits at this time, despite the pandemic and other competing needs of the State, speaks volumes of the government’s disposition to staff welfare.
Makanjuola also assured the State Government that the cheques received would be used for beneficial purposes by the relatives.