Written by: Lijirin Ruth Ayomide
Only few may not know the person of Hon. Aminu Suleiman, A political figure that championed the cause of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu aspiration even before it was clearer that the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom would be the 16th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is a known fact that the Director General of Tinubu Support Organisation (TSO) could be described as the leading face in the Northern hemisphere, regarding the agitation for the emancipation of an Asiwaju Presidency.
The Director General of TSO, who hailed from the North western part of Nigeria, had, at different occasion maintained that BAT presidential ambition must be actualize because it would behold positivity on the side of the masses.
Amongst the attributes, His Excellency, the former Governor of Lagos State and now the Commander-in-chief of the Armed forces, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu G.C.F.R can be associated with his past records when he was the governor of Lagos State. It is a known fact that so many things were placed on sound foot prints which stood as Legacy today in our Cosmopolitan Lagos. This had brought confidence in me, that it is important He became an echo in the process that would bring about a replica of Lagos success at the federal Level.
Hon. Aminu was a leading crusader in the Voice for the realization of an Asiwaju Presidency, he took the Campaign to every nooks and crannies of the country, with the first port of call in his immediate environment (Kebbi state) through frantic efforts, canvassing and convincing the Northern tribe. From his North western geo-political Zone which comprises of Kano, Kaduna, Kastina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara and jigawa respectively are a major determinants in the political scheme of the country, most especially at the behest of who becomes the No 1 citizen of the country.
The petroleum business mogul, who admired the person of Asiwaju since when he was a little younger can be said to be an insider well known by the country’s number one Citizen. He maintained that Asiwaju has built men and is still building in all works of life. It could be recalled in the Build up to the APC Presidential primaries, Hon. Aminu Suleiman signed a cheque on One Hundred Million naira to purchase the Expression of Interest form and Nomination for his father and Mentor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, An act that stunned every political player.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the man of every moment, he will transform Nigeria” end of quote. Today the rest is history, Nigerians should expect an Administration of purpose and foresight, he added.
Written by Lijirin Ruth Ayomide (JP)
Monthly Archives: May 2023
Nigerian Youth Parliament Congratulates President Bola Tinubu and Calls for Youth and Women Inclusion ~Ajasa-Info
The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Honorable (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu extends warm congratulations to His Excellency President Bola Tinubu on his inauguration as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We commend President Tinubu’s leadership and express our unwavering commitment to working collaboratively with the new administration to advance the interests and aspirations of Nigerian youth.
The Nigerian Youth Parliament recognizes the immense potential and capabilities of our young population. We believe that their empowerment and inclusion in decision-making processes are vital for the sustainable development and progress of our great nation. We, therefore, urge the new administration to prioritize youth and women’s inclusion in all spheres of governance.
As the voice of the Nigerian youth, we implore President Tinubu to uphold the campaign promises made during the electoral process. We call on the new government to prioritize key areas such as quality education, job creation, skills development, and entrepreneurship opportunities for our young people. By investing in these areas, we can unlock the full potential of our youth, foster innovation, and build a prosperous and inclusive Nigeria.
President Tinubu’s wealth of experience and visionary leadership provide a strong foundation for shaping Nigeria’s future. The Nigerian Youth Parliament stands ready to collaborate with the new administration in implementing youth-centric policies and programs. We emphasize the need for an open and inclusive government that listens to the voices, aspirations, and concerns of young Nigerians. Together, we can create a Nigeria where every young person has equal opportunities to thrive and contribute to national development.
On this momentous occasion, we urge President Tinubu to lead with integrity, transparency, and accountability. The Nigerian Youth Parliament remains committed to working hand in hand with the government to promote good governance, peace, and unity in our beloved country.
We once again congratulate His Excellency President Bola Tinubu on his inauguration and wish him a successful tenure.
PENNER PAUL FOUNDATION AWARD: SKIBANJ RECEIVES PACE SETTING AWARD ~Ajasa-Info
Mr. Adebanji Adeoye Atewogboye, popularly known as SKIBANJ, has been honoured by Penner Paul Foundation for his distinguished contributions in educational sector and being a great philanthropist in Oshodi-Isolo areas as *Pace Setter
The award ceremony was organized, yesterday, by the founder of the NGO, Miss Adedoyin for the celebration of Children Day
SKIBANJ who was identified deemed fit for the award due to his precedents in education and contributions to the success of the event, dedicated the award to children of the world and individuals who played crucial roles in the success of children.
Appreciating the organizer, Penner Paul Foundation, Mr. Atewogboye SKIBANJ prayed for the foundation prosperity in it endeavour, adding that: “I appreciate the organizer, Penner Paul Foundation, for considering me for the award. The event is, no doubt, worth attending”
Meanwhile, the organizer of the event, Miss Adedoyin explained that the purpose of the event was to create an inspirational session with students and help them know the essence of education and to celebrate educational philanthropists.
SKIBANJ MEDIA TEAM
SKIBANJ CONGRATULATES GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU ON A SUCCESSFUL FIRST TERM IN OFFICE ~Ajasa-Info
SKIBANJ congratulates Governor Sanwo-Olu on a successful first term in office
With pleasurable admiration to your distinguished and exceptional first term in office, I congratulate you Sir for your focus and success of A Greater Lagos among the states in Nigeria.
Through your actions, various policies and agenda like T.H.E.M.E.S, prove to the world the assertion that where there is will, there is a way and where there is a way, there is a success.
Your commitments to rapid infrastructural developments, with numerous completed strategic projects in the economic and socio-political environments of the state, have demonstrated your good leadership for bigger future opportunities for you in terms national and international appointments; and that has also paved way for various achievements your administration has revorded.
You’ve brought your excellent political experience and great management skills to bear in effectively managed COVID-19 in the state and this served as a quality benchmark for other states and federal government to emulate, and earned you outstanding recognition and excellence awards both in Nigeria and world at large.
Undisputably Sir, you’re simply an epitome of great and skillful administrator, leadership and politician per excellence through your rare landmark of achievements and success in the state beyond people’s expectations.
As I wish you another successful #GreaterLagosRising in your second term and greater height in life, I’m proud to be your disciple and congratulate you on successful ending of laudable and remarkable first term in office as a Governor of Lagos State.
Mr. Adebanji Atewogboye SKIBANJ
Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 1.
‘PEOPLE’S EXPECTATIONS MET, IT’S TIME TO CONSOLIDATE’ – SANWO-OLU SAYS AS HE KICKS OFF SECOND TERM ~Ajasa-Info
•Governor enlists gender equality, social inclusion, youth in Dev’t agenda; takes oath with deputy
•Expect more dividends of good governance, Lagosians assured
There is more progress to come as Lagos State steadily journeys into the unfolding dispensation, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reassured Lagosians as he took the oath to kick off his second term, on Monday.
The morning downpour could not water down the Governor’s will and determination to renew his pledge to Lagos citizens before whom he stood at the amphitheatre of Tafawa Balewa Square, where the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, administered the oath on him.
Sanwo-Olu was sworn in at exactly 11:50am, after which the Governor stepped forward to give thorough account of stewardship of his first term. Enumerating transformations recorded by the State since 2019 under his leadership, the Governor noted that Lagos had lived up to its billing as the Center of Excellence. The State, he said, became the first sub-national to deliver an intracity rail network from its balance sheet to aid mass mobility in the mega city.
This, the Governor said, has further advanced the State’s development course, just as the completion of Lekki Deep Seaport has enhanced socio-economic growth and turned the State to a new logistics hub of West Africa. He said the delivery of largest rice mill in Imota by his administration was a game changer that would make Lagos a key player in food production chain on the continent.
Sanwo-Olu said Lagos had remained on the track of sustenance and prosperity, pointing out that his Government’s financial engineering led to the upgrade of the State to AAA(nga) status in financial sustainability and resilience by Fitch International – a feat unprecedented in the State’s annals.
The Governor, sharing his catalogue of achievements, also listed other notable progress made by Lagos, especially in expanding infrastructure to enhance intermodal transport system, healthcare services, education, aesthetic environment, social interventions and other areas across his administration’s development agenda.
“In my first term, we set the stage for transformative change. We confronted significant challenges, from improving our infrastructure to ensuring adequate social services, from grappling with economic downturns to navigating a global pandemic. Yet, we never faltered. Our challenges became stepping-stones and our trials, the foundation of our resilience,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Despite fulfilling some of his pledges, the Governor said there would be much more to be accomplished in the coming days as his final term begins. He said the swearing-in offered him an opportunity to acknowledge expectations of the electorate, and to rededicate his administration towards meeting and surpassing the people’s expectations.
Sanwo-Olu said his vision was beyond provision of physical infrastructure and working to attain good economic indicators for the State; he said he would govern to make Lagos a beacon of cultural vibrancy, intellectual prowess, and humanistic values.
The Governor, in his inauguration address, expanded the scope of his administration’s governing T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda. He announced three additional areas of focus which the State Government would intensify intervention in the next four years, including Social Inclusion, Gender Equality and Youth.
He said: “That tradition of progressive governance, of enlightened leadership, has consistently yielded fruit for us, and set Lagos up as a model State. We have lived up to our designation as Centre of Excellence, and a day like this is an opportunity to celebrate. Our people still expect a lot more from us in several areas; today is another opportunity to acknowledge our citizens’ expectations and to rededicate ourselves to meeting and surpassing those expectations. I pledge, as your Governor, to unleash greater energy in the service of Lagos. I will work tirelessly for the well-being of every Lagosian and will strive for a Lagos that we can all be proud of.
“It is in line with our resolve, I am pleased to announce that we are taking our governing agenda to the next level in this our second term. Henceforth, it will be known as ‘T.H.E.M.E.S Plus’, representing the incorporation of an intensified focus on Social Inclusion, Gender Equality and Youth. We are strengthening and reinforcing our governance agenda in order not to leave anyone behind on account of their social status, gender or young age; we will design all our policies and programmes to ensure that everyone is carried along and catered to. This is our solemn promise to you.”
Sanwo-Olu said his second term would be more rewarding for the residents, as the State would witness consolidation of his reforms and governance at higher levels. In the coming weeks, the Governor will be delivering another intracity rail network, Red Line Rail, which is at the completion stage. Lagos will also be witnessing development of a new airport in Ibeju-Lekki, Deep Seaport in Badagry and Fourth Mainland Bridge in addition to other capital projects in the pipeline.
The task ahead, the Governor said, would be a collective responsibility of the Government and people, noting that he would always seek partnership with the citizens in line with his administration’s mantra. He assured that his administration would continue to foster a culture of transparency, accountability and participatory governance.
“The greatness and strength of Lagos lie in the collective spirit of our people; whether those paying taxes, or those treating public property with care and respect, or those speaking about something when they see something going wrong or someone breaking the law. For us as government, I would be the first to acknowledge our own side of this social contract. I will not let you down,” the Governor said.
Sanwo-Olu eulogised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for laying the foundation for the development of Lagos, which, he said, made it easy for the succeeding administrations to strengthen transformational governance and keep the State on the path of progress.
The Governor also thanked the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari for dedicating kindness and support for Lagos, which enabled his administration to record many successes in the last four years.
Sanwo-Olu said he was ready to continue to offer transformational leadership to the State in collaboration with his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, whom he described as “loyal friend, partner-in-progress”. He promised Lagos would remain a city united by its diversity, while pledging to work till his last days in creating better future for the citizens.
He said: “At this moment of our history, it has fallen upon me to steer the ship and to move us closer than ever to the Greater Lagos of our dreams. Like I promised four years ago, the glitz of office will not change my personality and I will not try to become something I am not. I have strived to serve excellently, with humility, compassion, with a listening ear, bending where necessary to demonstrate that people’s welfare is at the centre of our actions.
Thousands of residents across the State, clad in colourful attires, defied the rains to witness the historic event held at Onikan. The inauguration was well-attended by members of the corporate sector and diplomatic community.
Media Adviser to the Governor
29th May, 2023
May 29th Inauguration: Oladunjoye Felicitates With Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, Anticipates Transformational Leadership ~Ajasa-Info
The Lagos East Vice-Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye has congratulated the duo of His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, and the Governor of the Centre of Excellence, His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in commemoration of their glorious inauguration as Nigeria President and Lagos State Governor respectively.
Speaking with pressmen in a chat, Barrister Oladunjoye praised the fascinating desire of the national leader of the APC to put the nation back on track through numerous and strategic socio-economically viable programs for Nigerians.
She was certain that the nation would experience astronomical transformation and she anticipates its quick manifestation on the citizens of the country.
“On this momentous occasion of your inauguration as the President, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to you, an exceptional leader with an unwavering determination to steer our nation towards a path of progress across all facets of governance.
“Your remarkable resolve and commitment to revitalizing our country in every sector have not only inspired me as an influential female political party stalwart but also instilled hope and optimism in countless citizens.
“With your visionary leadership, I am confident that our nation will flourish under your guidance, and I eagerly anticipate witnessing the positive transformation you will bring about for the betterment of all.”
In the same vein, she equally praised the re-election of the Lagos State Governor, who is being inaugurated the same day as the president. Barr. Oladunjoye, the Vice-Chairman of the Lagos State Inauguration Committee felicitated the iconic “Mr Incident Commander,” Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.
Barrister Oladunjoye, a former Education Commissioner and Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives, acknowledged the opportunity to serve the party at a top level and pledged her unflinching support toward the success of the Governor’s administration in the next four years.
“Mr. Governor, on your glorious inauguration as the Governor of our cosmopolitan city for another term of four years, I extend my warmest congratulations to you. You have been a phenomenal pathfinder whose commitment to consolidating on the significant achievements made during your first term is unparalleled. Your clear vision to elevate the standards of governance across all sectors is commendable.
“Your strong resolve to raise the bar and enhance the lives of our diverse Lagosians is truly inspiring, and as a party stalwart, I am honored to stand alongside you in this journey. With your visionary leadership, I am confident that our city will continue to flourish, thriving as a beacon of progress and inclusivity. I eagerly look forward to witnessing the remarkable strides you will make in the years ahead,” she stated.
ADEBAM FOUNDATION CELEBRATES CHILDREN’S DAY WITH KIDS IN BARIGA ~Ajasa-Info
On Children’s Day, ADEBAM Foundation celebrated with the children of Murtala Street, Bariga, Lagos. They were able to put smiles on the faces of these children in the low-income community through their distribution of food items, games, and other activities.
According to the Executive Director Bamgbade Ademola he said “We are grateful to the Lagos Food Bank Initiative for supporting credible NGOs like ours in celebrating this year’s Children’s Day with the children in these communities.”
“Our partnership with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative is a gift to us, and we are grateful for their support. The children in this community were filled with joy in their hearts and smiles on their faces as they played games, sang, and danced with us. We believe that every child deserves to be happy, and we are committed to making that a reality.”
“However, we cannot do it alone. We need the support of the public to pursue our cause and reach a larger audience. We are calling on individuals and organizations to sponsor our cause and help us make a difference in the lives of these children.”
He added “We are determined to continue to put smiles on the faces of these children and give them hope for a better future. We believe that every child deserves to be happy, healthy, and educated. With your support, we can make that a reality.”
“Thank you once again to the Lagos Food Bank Initiative for their support. We are grateful for the gift of partnership with them. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these children.”
A RETROSPECT OF SANWO-OLU’S ADMINISTRATION IN SUMMARY (2019—2023) ~Ajasa-Info
By Lagos youth for Sanwo-olu
The four years of the Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu since he assumed office in 2019 was filled with momentum and monumental projects littered the state of Aquatic splendour. In this Regards, *LAGOS YOUTH FOR SANWOOLU* is x-raying and taking a glance at the administration of the working governor in the last four years, having done remarkably well in his first term. As May 29, 2023 Inauguration/Swearing-in Ceremony of his second term is about to berth, We have taken a cursory look at his activities cum achievements and we would like take you back to some of the developmental milestones recorded;
1. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE:
* Constructed combined High/Magistrate Courts in Igando/Imota
* Established forensic toxicology and chemistry section and enhancement of security and other sections of Lagos State DNA and forensic center phase 2 by Tunkey Project
2. SECURITY/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
* 180 Patrol Vehicles
* 200 Patrol Motorcycles
* 4-high capacity troupe carriers
* Armoured personnel carriers etc.
* Commissioning of Glover hall
* Disbursed #200 million as loans to 37 Nigerian film Makers.
* Reconstruction of J.K Randle center for yoruba culture, Onikan-Lagos.
* Renovation of 9 Youth Centers in Lagos Island, Badagry, Ikeja, Mogodo, Abesan, Akowonjo, Ikorodu, Epe, and Isheri-Magodo.
* Construction of film City on 100 hectares in Ejirin in Epe LG. Etc
4. FOOD SECURITY:
* Trained 97 Senior Secondary school Agricultural Science Students, Agricultural Science teachers and Education Desk officers under the 2021 Agricultural Summer school programme.
* Established semi-mechanised abattior in oko-oba in collaboration with private Sector.
* Trained 575 women and youths, Comprising 240 in aquaculture, 300 in poultry, and 35, under the APPEALS project in rice farming.
* Commissioned 32-metric Tons per hour, IMOTA Rice mill
* Empowered 190 youths, Women in fish cage culture etc
5. INTER-MODAL TRANSPORTATION:
* Construction of jetties
* Commissioning of Electric Bus
* Commissioned Blue Rail Line
* Red Rail line still under construction etc
* Upgrade of Over 970 public Primary and Secondary Schools
* Upgraded 2 higher Institutions to Universities
* Constructed 4,000 flats for the staff of Lagos State University (LASU)
* Trained 18, 000 teachers under EKO EXCEL
* Commissioned 16 Housing projects in 3 years.
* Relaunched Jigi Bola with a target of reaching over 250,000 Lagosians
* Permanent 300 Isolation Bed Center, Yaba
* 563, 210 Lagosians Covered under the Health insurance Scheme
* Comprehensive renovation of public health facilities across the State. etc
9. ENVIRONMENTAL REGENERATION:
* Locally assembled 100 double dino bins for the use of Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA)
* Inaugurated LAWMA Academy to promote environmental cleanliness
* Expanded Olusosun dumpsite to 42 Acres to accommodate more waste and ensure that trucks have a quicker turn around time.
* Acquired a Briquette facility, which can process about 1,700 kg of sawdust per hour, in Agbowa (Ikorodu Division)
10. SOCIAL/ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONS:
* Empowered 1,050 women in the second phase of the 2022 mega empowerment programme.
* Produces over 6,000 graduates yearly from state’s 19 skills acquisition centers.
* Supported 2, 704 Lagos Residence whose means of livelyhood were disrupted by COVID-19 etc
Ladies and Gentlemen, with all the afformentioned despite not comprehensive enough, we can accentuate that the first term of Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu was an epitome of dedicated service. Let us embrace the continuity of a working governor has he embark on another journey of *A GREATER LAGOS RISING* as this administration consolidates.
Research and Compilation by: femiOJO, he is the P.R.O, Lagos Youth for Sanwoolu.
NULGE DEFEATS NUT 3-2 IN IKORODU DIVISION PRE-INAUGURATION NOVELTY MATCH ~Ajasa-Info
The football pitch of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) played host to the Ikorodu division pre-inauguration novelty match as part of activities to commemorate the second term of “Mr Sellable” Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu as Governor of Lagos State.
The well-attended sport event had the former deputy Governor of Lagos state, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Executive Chairmen of Ikorodu North, Builder Deola Banjo, Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Builder Sesan Daini, Imota LCDA, Prince Wasiu Agoro, State Deputy Chairman, NUT Comrade Badejo Ademuwagun, Permanent Secretary, OSAE, Mr Waheed Kasali and other notable personalities present to enjoy good football between the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).
The game after 90 minutes ended 1-1 which led to a penalty shoot-out which had NULGE defeat NUT 3-2 to emerge victorious.
Builder Sesan Daini while presenting medals to NUT admonished that the novelty match was designed to create an atmosphere of friendliness among the various arm of government and more importantly a pre-inauguration event to commemorate the second coming of the hardworking Governor Babajide Sanwoolu as the Governor of Lagos State.
Prince Abiodun Ogunleye presented the victory cup to NULGE after which various songs of comradeship rented the air.
There was music, small chops and drinks to keep the atmosphere calm and friendly as both teams sang to cheer on their team during the novelty match.
Ikorodu North LCDA
RAK COMMISSIONS PROJECT LOUD’ SANWO-OLU ICT/SKILL ACQUISITION CENTRE, PRESENT A CAR PRIZE TO THE OUTSTANDING OFFICER IN SURULERE ~Ajasa-Info
Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende (RAK), the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, inaugurated the LOUD’ Sanwo-Olu ICT/Skill Acquisition Centre in Surulere on Thursday, 25th May, 2023.
The establishment of the center is part of the Lagos of Our Dreams project (Project LOUD), which gained prominence for its contributions to the re-election campaign of Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu in the 2023 Governorship elections in Lagos State.
Having played a significant role in the initiative since its inception, Ogunlende was delighted to witness this remarkable accomplishment and was honored to inaugurate the project as the Governor’s representative at the event.
Ogunlende stated that the purpose of this center is to empower the youth of Lagos by providing them with training and resources in modern technologies and various practical skills such as fashion design, photography, makeup artistry, catering, and digital marketing.
Regarding the potential impact of the project, Ogunlende emphasized the importance of initiatives like Project LOUD in equipping and empowering the youth to thrive and succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. By arming them with relevant skills and knowledge, they can become self-reliant and valuable contributors to society.
Ogunlende praised the team, led by Kehinde Bakare, for their innovative approach, ensuring the sustainability and continued value of the initiative beyond the election period.
In conclusion, Ogunlende expressed his pride in being part of the initiative and witnessing firsthand the positive impact it has on the lives of the youth in Lagos. As a way to reward hard work and dedication, and to motivate and encourage the participants, Hon. Ogunlende had the privilege of presenting a new car and other gifts to outstanding members of the initiative.