The Representative, Lagos Central Senatorial District in the Nigerian Youth Parliament; Abdulmumin Edidi hosted an Inter-Secondary schools debate competition amongst 32 senior and junior secondary schools across the 13 LGAs/LCDAs in Lagos Central Senatorial District today 29th June, 2022.
The debate was initiated in line with recommendation of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Drug and Substance Abuse Control Policy Brief 2022, which recommends congnitive behavioural education for organized groups. It is a form of Peer-to-Peer education designed to initiate the conversation about drugs amongst students in secondary schools.
A total of 160 students participated in the debate competition, in which 4 for the Senior Secondary category; King Ado Senior High School, Queens College Yaba, Araromi Senior Secondary School and State Senior High School qualified for the final round, while for junior secondary schools; State Junior High School, United Christian Junior Secondary School, Queens College Yaba, and Kuramo Junior School qualified for the final round scheduled to hold Wednesday 6th July 2022.
The event also aligns with Sustainable Development Goals 3 Good Health and Wellbeing, and 16 Justice, Peace and Strong Institutions, as well as healthy lifestyle under Health and Environment in the THEMES agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.
▪️Calls for more grass-root PVC Registration points in residential areas than business areas
The historic 8th annual constituency stakeholders meeting held at the prestigious Igbogbo Homat event Hall recorded a successful interactive and brainstorming session on voters card registration, pvc collection, voters’ sensitization, security and uninterrupted progress and development of Ikorodu constituency 2.
The annual constituency meeting was attended by dignitaries that cut across the Local Council Development Areas (Igbogbo, Ijede, and Imota LCDAs) that made up the entire Ikorodu constituency 2.
Ikorodu Constituency 2 Apex leaders in the person of Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, Distinguished Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, and others who were unavoidably absent for other assignments were specially appreciated and acknowledged by the Chief Host, Hon. Nurudeen Saka Solaja, Lagos State House of Assembly Member, representing the good people of Ikorodu constituency 2.
Other top dignitaries in attendance were Ranodu of Imota, HRM Oba Mudashiru Ajibade Agoro, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, Oba Abdulsemiudeen Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1) ably represented by the Council of Oba led by Iyalode of Igbogbo Kingdom, High Chief Mrs Karimot Ojikutu, Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, HRM Oba AbdulAkeem Oyebo represented by Aro of Egbin Kingdom, High Chief Monsuru Olukoga. The Olubeshe of Ibesheland, HRM Oba Richard Ogunsanya also represented by his council of Oba. Regent of Ijede Kingdom, High Chief Musediku Aliu also graced the annual constituency’s meeting.
Also in attendance was Baba Oba of Egbin Kingdom, Chief Jamiu Adisa (alias Baba Golden J), past house of assembly members, constituency leaders, past and current Council Chairmen, past and current LGA Party Chairmen, Secretaries, LGA Women Leaders, LGA Youth Leaders, LGA Excos, Ward Chairmen, Ward Excos, the League of Imams, Party Stalwarts, Christian leaders (CAN), CDC, Market women, and men, Artisans, within Ikorodu Constituency 2.
No stone was left unturned by the Chief Host, Hon. NS Solaja at this year stakeholders’ meeting themed: “2023 General Election: The imperatives of permanent voter’s card (PVC), where he charges INEC to go back to the drawing board and focus more on residential areas for pvc registration than the CBDs, and urging them to put all necessary measure in place at ensuring collection of PVCs are made less cumbersome for Ikorodu constituency 2
NS Solaja added that it is pertinent for all to obtain their permanent voters cards ahead of the 2023 polls in the overall interest of Lagos State from National to assembly elections.
He made this remark at the just concluded 8th stakeholders meeting organised by the Lagos State 9th assembly, which ran concurrently across the 40 constituencies in Lagos state where he equally appreciated the All Progressives Congress(APC) members for supporting his re-election bid and the delegates who voted overwhelmingly and stood by him at the just concluded assembly primary election saying the victory belongs to them and progress of Ikorodu constituency 2.
While reeling out some of his achievement, and upcoming projects, NS specifically stated that the newly awarded reconstruction and upgrading of Obafemi Awolowo (bayeku road), Phase 1 facilitated by his office from Odofin street to igbogbo bayeku IIB Housing Estate, Igbogbo and other on-going state infrastructural projects under construction will be completed and new projects already budgeted for will be facilitated and awarded under the administration of his excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwolu, the pragmatic and energetic governor of Lagos State.
NS assured the populace that he would continue to facilitate more projects for his people, stating that his utmost joy is to see his constituency enjoy more dividends of democracy from the state government.
Ikorodu constituency 2 Women wings of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who added so much finesse to the event couldn’t hide their joy as they danced and sang sonorously in high praises of their state representative, Hon. NS Solaja who they described as ‘Itesiwaju Ikorodu constituency 2 Symbol’
Delivering the central idea behind the 8th annual stakeholders’ meeting, Lagos State INEC HOD, VR/ICT department, Mr. Yusuf Muyiwa while making his official presentation assured Ikorodu constituency 2 more ground will be covered before the exercise ends.
Mr. Yusuf however admonished all constituents to avoid double registration as the new technology would disenfranchise anyone found wanting of such act.
“We however urged you all to ensure you collect your PVCs as collection exercise has begun, it is a fruitless exercise when you register and fail to collect your PVC and vote, collection and making sure you vote and your votes are counted shiuld be your ultimate goal”. The INEC official, Mr. Yusuf advised.
Dr. Muritala Seriki and Comrade Giwa Moshood (GMO) eulogise Senator Tokunbo ABIRU for the numerous monumental projects commissioned in Epe.
Over Four hundred youth members of Tokunbo ABIRU Ambassadors across Lagos East Senatorial District assembled in Epe to show solidarity and firm support for Senator Tokunbo ABIRU to continue the impactful representation of the Lagos East Senatorial District for a second term and Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu in like mind.
The youth’s overwhelming solidarity support for the duo was demonstrated on Thursday 30th June, 2022 at the official commissioning of the remodelled Popular Oluwo fish market to an expanded capacity, 960 capacity mini stadium, empowerment of 1250 market men and women and farmers with 62.5 million naira financial grant, including the distribution of over 200 hand-planters to farmers.
The Coordinator, Dr. Muritala Seriki, said the youth cannot keep their joy for the unprecedented performances of senator Tokunbo ABIRU for such significant impact in less than 19 months in office and this justifies the essence of giving him the needed support to succeed in office for second term.
The host, Comrade Giwa Moshood Olasupo, on behalf of TA AMBASSADORS, Epe constituencies 1&2 appreciated the DOING SENATOR that the youth and the good people of Epe community are extremely glad having it this rosy for the various lives transforming projects and programmes under his leadership.
He exalted Senator Tokunbo ABIRU for his leadership style of youth inclusiveness across board and pledged the youth’s overwhelming support to return him elected for second term in office.
_… We are not surprised about your outstanding achievements, we know the stuff you are made of. – Gov Sanwo-Olu
The residents of the ancient city of Epe defied torrential rains to welcome their federal lawmaker, the #DoingGood Senator, Tokunbo Abiru, the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District and the governor , Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the commissioning of projects facilitated by Senator Abiru.
Governor Sanwo-Olu inaugurated a 960-capacity mini-Stadium , which include; Football pitch, Basketball and Volleyball courts, administrative offices, changing rooms and other amenities;
The governor also commissioned the remodelled popular Oluwo Fish market which now comprises 240 open stalls, 82 lock up stalls, 5 open floors, 12 toilets and 4 new offices for Iya Oloja and Baba Oloja, Tourism Board and Local Government Staff Security post.
The projects were done by the Presidency through the office of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
Abiru also doled out grants worth 62.5m to 1,250 selected market women and traders across the senatorial district and also supported about 200 rural farmers with hand planters and financial grants.
Senator Abiru in his speech said he was passionate about improving the socio-economic conditions of his constituents adding that he will not relent in his quest to ensure there is greater good to the larger.
In his remarks, Governor Sanwo-Olu said, “Over the last 18 months, Senator Abiru has dutifully delivered the dividends of democracy in several areas and on multiple fronts, not just in the primary mandate of law-making, but also in terms of life-changing empowerment and endowment.
“Today, we are here to commission a number of infrastructure projects by him, some of which are facilitated through the Office of the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), occupied an esteemed daughter of Lagos, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire”.
Princess Orelope-Adefulire applauded Senator Abiru for making women empowerment as a cardinal focus of his activities, she noted that such action is crucial for social integration and inclusiveness.
She said the Office of the SDGs in the presidency had facilitated rehabilitation of more than 10 schools and four healthcare projects in the Lagos East Senatorial district.
A novelty football match was played on the pitch between Tokunbo Abiru Football Club and Epe Alaro United. The match ended in a penalty.
Dignitaries who graced the well attended commissioning/ empowerment include; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, Former Deputy Governor, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, GAC member, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun,Alhaji Bode Oyedele, Alhaji Akanni Seriki Bamu Lagos APC Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, serving commissioners federal and state legislators among others.
… 2023 General Election: The imperatives of Permanent Voters Card (PVC)
Ikorodu Constituency 1 stakeholders meeting took place on the 30th June 2022 at Lagos state University of science and technology (formerly Lagos State Polytechnic)
The 700 seaters auditorium was filled with dignitaries, OBA’S, traditional leaders, Political leaders across the constituency, Religious Leaders (Imams, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), CDC across the constituency.
Bldr. Adeola Banjo the Executive Chairman Ikorodu North who is the host Chairman gave the welcome address, in his remarks “I welcome you all to Ikorodu North, I implore you all that are eligible to vote to acquire your voters card because that is your power as a citizen of this country and everyone needs to get involved in the process of Governance, Ikorodu is at the lime light now, and I implore you all to contribute your quota to the development of our community, State and country at Large.
In the remarks of Honourable representing the consistency, Hon. Sanai Oyeniran Bolanle Agunbiade the Majority leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, “I welcome everyone to this august occasion, I give gratitude to God Almighty and appreciate everyone for coming to this event despite the weather, I implore you all to get your voters card, because their is lots of benefits that come with it, as we can’t continue having less than 5% of the population to vote and it’s vote that would make ones voice to be heard.
“INEC officials has been sent here to listen to the complain and provide answer to the questions of the constituents, in which representative from the Lagos State House of Assembly present here are to take reports back to the house, and I’ll ensure I follow it up at the floor of the house. he added
The Sekumade of Ipakodo Kingdom, HRM Oba Engr. Bashiru Shotonwa who is in attendance urged every residence to get there permanent voters card(PVC) and he also implored everyone to work with and support the Government for development in constituency.
Eweye of Isiwu, HRM. Oba Olukayode David pleaded with the people to cooperate with the Government, everyone should all get there PVC and not just keep it at home but should also use it to vote there preferred candidate into office at the forthcoming General election.
The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly in his closing remarks he implore everyone to preach the gospel of the permanent voters card to there family, friends and neighbors.
Chairman of Conference 57 CPS, Ayodele Ayeyemi, has professed his love for Governor of Lagos State with 57 reasons.
The Chief Press Secretary from Yaba Local Council Development Area, disclosed this to Project 3:16 Metro during a media parley to commemorate the birthday of Mr. Governor at 57, recently.
He said: “Mr. Governor’s performance in Lagos State has surpassed the expectations of many and we are confident of his return for a second term.”
On the aspect of Mr. Governor’s birthday, the CPS chairman who earlier in the year, declared his 11 million naira worth of property for sale, in order to campaign for the incumbent Governor, said there are 57 beautiful qualities of Mr. Sanwo-Olu, adding that the number one citizen has infected the populace with good governance through his administrative qualities.
“I am stating 57 reasons why I like Mr. Governor, and I’m dedicating these points in honour of his birthday,” he said.
Below are the 57 qualities of Mr. Governor at 57.
1. He is the man of the people 2. Thinks strategically 3. Focuses on the future 4. Sets the vision 5. Displays a strong business acumen 6. Sets the direction 7. Strives for continuous improvement 8. Sees a cross-functional, cross-organizational view 9. Thinks critically 10. Focuses on the customer 11. Possesses strong interpersonal skills 12. Communicates with transparency 13. Sends clear messages 14. Speaks in an impactful way 15. Delivers effective speaking presentations 16. Gives open, honest, and direct feedback 17. Listens to understand 18. Asks the right questions at the right time 19. Breaks down complex information into simple terms 20. Interacts comfortably with people at all levels 21. Stays positive and constructive during difficult conversations 22. Finds middle ground and a path forward 23. Manages crises and conflict with ease 24. Goes above and beyond 25. Focuses on results 26. Likes to succeed 27. Drives results 28. Gets things done 29. Stays goal-oriented and solution-focused 30. Acts decisively 31. Makes decisions in times of ambiguity 32. Completes difficult tasks despite obstacles 33. Exudes energy and determination 34. Pushes for what she or he believes in 35. Embodies a positive attitude 36. Has tenacity and curiosity 37. Strives to accomplish what they commit to doing 38. Takes ownership 39. Takes charge and assumes responsibility 40. Sets high standards 41. Has excellent organizational and execution skills 42. Embraces change and course-corrects when needed 43. Takes risks 44. Is fearless 45. Exudes passion, honesty, and dependability 46. Wins trust 47. Collaborates 48. Operates with integrity and fairness 49. Has a thirst for learning 50. Shares know-how 51. Shows empathy 52. Is supportive and caring 53. Stays calm in difficult situations 54. Possesses leadership presence 55. Leads by example 56. Serves as a role model 57. Earns the respect of people at all levels of the organization
The Lagos State Government has given out free empowerment equipments to women at the 2022 short term skills training and employment programme for women held on the 29th June in collaboration with the ministry of women affairs and poverty alleviation, Ikorodu North local council development area and the Community Development Advisory committee (CDAC) The programme organized by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation ably led the Honourable Commissioner Hon.(Mrs) Cecilia Bolaji Dada.
The CDC Chairman Prince Adeniran Ogunbanwo in his remarks “I appreciate the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and every one at this event, I appreciate the instructors for spending more time with the students teaching them day and night, and I implore every one to get their PVC in order to vote at the forthcoming election, I also appreciate Mr . Ezekiel Oyeyemi , he is a wonderful man who Everytime we need his support , he his ready to help us , thank you for all you have done for us God has indeed put his mind on the people of agbde I know your journey here was great and your journey back will be greater”.
Honourable commissioner of the ministry, Mrs Cecilia Bolaji represented by the Director of women affairs, Mrs Olufunke Shilom in her remarks “I appreciate the Baale of olosugbo, Chief Tajudeen everybody have spoken well of you on how you support your people, I was also told to appreciate Pa Ezekiel Oyeyemi, the overseer of zeekay, I have been told on how you have always supported this community, on behalf of the State Government, I say a big thank you”
The Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA ably represented by Hon. Niyi odugbesi the SLG of the Local Government tenders apologies on behalf of the Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA, he appreciates the dignitaries and the Governor for the opportunity to hold the program, he appreciates the principal of zeekay school and he implores people that whatever they have learnt will not end there but will be used to make money for themselves and not be kept under the bed, whenever they remember him, they will remember him for good.
Permanent secretary ministry of women affairs and poverty alleviation Mrs oluyemi Kalesanwo representaed by the Director Non Governmental organization Mrs. itunu Babatunde appreciates the personalities at the the event and the Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, she implores the trainees not to sell the materials given to them but to put it in good use.
Award was presented to each group of vocations, to appreciate their steadfastness towards learning, and another was presented to Mr. Ezekiel Oyeyemi the principal of the Zeekay Vocational Center.
The event was graced by the Council Chairman, Builder Adebisi Banjo ably represented by Hon. Niyi Odugbesi, the Chairperson house committee WAPA, Hon. Bola Aderamola , Special Adviser WAPA Hon. Babatunde Basirat Adewunmi, CDA chairman, Alhaji Azeez Hamza The owner of the Zeekay Vocational Center, Supervisor for Agric & chieftaincy Matters , Hon. Olawale Ogunbela, CDC chairman, Prince Adeniran Ogunbanwo, Mr. Sulaimon Adewusi Supervisor for Information and Strategy, zeekel college overseer, Mr Ezekiel Oyeyemi, Baale olosugbo Chief Tajudeen amongst others.
A laudating congratulations to the Bldr. Olusesan Daini on his appointment to the exalted committee at the national level.
There is no doubt this appointment as a member of *National Task Force for Registration and Revalidation of Youth-led and Youth/Student Focused Support Group Ahead of 2023 Election* comes with great responsibilities and unconventional demands requiring wisdom, professionalism, discipline, focus, diligence,loyalty and the highest level of results oriented service deliveries.
Congratulations for adding another feather to your political cap Sir.
The LASWA GM Mr. Damilola Emmanuel will be speaking at the World Urban Forum Business and Industries Roundtable. The World Urban Forum will be running from 26-30th June,2022.
The session focuses on how business partnerships with cities can drive impact in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The Lagos Water Transport Projects through the Global Future Cities and the Cities Investment Facility (CIF) has been rated Top Class, hence would be made a case study at the forum, while discussing investment strategies, business partnerships,project financing. and implementation strategies.
Senator Adetokunbo Mukhail Abiru felicitates with the Former Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola on his birthday.
“On behalf of my family, and the entire family of the Lagos East Senatorial District, I join your friends, well wishers, admirers and eminent Nigerians in congratulating a perfect gentleman, brother and boss, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, His Excellency, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) on your 59th birthday celebrations.”
“Your Excellency, Lagosians remain eternally grateful to you for the enduring transformation you brought to Lagos. As the Executive Governor of Lagos, you demonstrated to the people of Lagos and Nigerians that the government indeed can provide sustainable quality, world class public services to the people. You spurred Lagosians’ patriotism and civic obligations in the payment of taxes and other civic duties as part of their fulfillment of the sacred social contract between the people and the government.”
“The trust our people have in you which was built through judicious deployment of public resources, that has been sustained by successive governments in Lagos State has placed the State on the trajectory of continuous growth and development. I am indeed proud to be associated with you.”
“When His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, appointed you to oversee the strategic ministries of Power, Works and Housing in 2015, we knew you were eminently and competently qualified to deliver on the serious assignment and responsibility.”
“Looking back now, Nigerians of good conscience can attest to the unprecedented improvements in the nation’s infrastructure especially roads and housing.”
“On this auspicious occasion of your 59th birthday, I pray that Almighty Allah grants you good health, sound mind and longevity to serve Nigeria and humanity.”