. . . I.T.S.O. COMMENDS LAGOSIANS FOR THEIR STEADFASTNESS AND COMMITMENT TO PROGRESSIVE CONTINUITY
The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO) has commended Lagosians for re-electing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy – Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat for a second term in office and for their steadfastness and commitment to progressive continuity.
The group in a statement released and signed by its Director-General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun, emphasized that Lagosians have confirmed Sanwo-Olu’s excellent performance with successful re-election that is widely adjudged to be free, fair and credible.
“The re-election of Governor Sanwo-Olu overwhelmingly by Lagosians is a testimony to his excellent performances in infrastructural development, economic prosperity, women empowerment, youth development, smart security and impactful good governance”
While congratulating Governor Sanwo-Olu and the entire party leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State for ensuring unity of purpose in a tension-soaked Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state, Balogun assured Lagosians that Governor Sanwo-Olu will continue to run an inclusive government along with his Deputy and the APC dominated House of Assembly to work vigorously in delivering the vision of A Greater Lagos for the benefits of all.
“We urge other contestants to accept the wishes of the Lagos people and join the winner to progressively sustain the development charts of modern Lagos.
Lagos is cosmopolitan and a hospitable State that welcomes every nationalities to live, do business and find leisure.
We also urged Lagosians not to allow disgruntled individuals to put a wedge on the unity and peaceful co-existence that Lagos is reputed for”
. . . as it commends Electorates, Security and INEC for a Free, Fair & Credible election.
The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO) has congratulated the President-Elect, His Excellency – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his victory in the February 25 Presidential Election and commended President Muhammadu Buhari, INEC, & Security Agencies for ensuring the conduct of a free, fair, credible and peaceful election.
The group in a statement released and signed by its Director-General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun expressed its deepest appreciation to the Nigeria Electorates for trooping out to cast their votes for their preferred candidates in a peaceful atmosphere and further engendering democracy in the nation.
While expressing delight and assuring the nation that they have elected the best man that will bring unprecedented prosperity to the nation, Balogun called on the oppositions to join Asiwaju Tinubu in the task of nation building.
“Asiwaju Tinubu’s love, dedication and passion for Nigeria was a driving force that made him keeps fighting even when all odds were against him. He is a man well prepared for the job of nation building who can ensure rapid economic growth, infrastructural development, human capital development and peaceful co-existence in the country” he stated.
“We have no doubt in the capability and competence of Asiwaju to ensure economic posperity, socio-political development and improved standards of living for the citizens of Nigeria. He is a courageous man with vast experience in corporate governance and excellent track records in public administration. Indeed, the Renewed Hope for a United, Prosperous and Great Nigeria has berthed with the leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”
While urging Lagosians to troop out en masse on March 11th, 2022 to re-elect Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu & Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat for the Governorship of Lagos State in order to ensure the accelerated development of the State through effective implementation of the Lagos Strategic Masterplan, completion of Critical Infrastructures and further guarantee security of lives and properties; the group stated that it has become imperative for the state to align with the Government at the center so as to enjoy more federal presence and support, For A Greater Lagos RISING.
Sanwo-Olu/Ajegunle Mock Nations cup is set to hold between January 7th and February 19th 2023, which is to feature 42 teams they are bearing different African country names, it is promised to be as exciting as it used to be.
Mock nations cup has starred a lot of Nigerian players Emmanuel Amunike, Samson Siasia, Henry Nwosu, Stephen Keshi among other ex super eagles players.
A press conference held yesterday for the purpose of the Sanwo-Olu/Ajegunle Mock Cup to reel out the line up of the competitions, cash prices was also given to the winners of the last edition of the competition, team Angola who is the winner of the competition go home with the whooping sum of 500,000 naira while the second position, team Libya got the sum of 300,000 naira, lastly the third position team Benin Republic got the sum of 250,000 naira.
Coach Isaac in his opening remarks “I am delighted being here today because of a fulfillment and that is, I want to tell you that when this competition was going to a draw four years ago, we have a contesting Governor who is now our present Governor coming to our rescue. We didn’t know if we would stay in the competition that year but he came to our rescue saying,”go ahead I will finance it” and he financed the competition. Though there has been some obstacles after then but he still came up to say,”is this competition dying, no it has to be revived”.
He added “But it has been going on, we have had series, including the league of vision after that year, one in 2020, 2021 except 2022 but one will be held this year with the support of our sitting Governor. I want to tell you that those clubs winners, first, second and third runners up, the promise made by our gentle man will be met today.”
Hon. Toyin Gafaar Director General Lagos State Sport Commission, in his remarks, Ajegunle mock tournament the 36th edition. I remember growing up, knowing to come down to Ajegunle to watch the football, that was when I first came across Taiwo okunluwanka knowing the history of the mock nation’s cup because it is ever exciting there is never a full moment starting from the day one to the last day.
“I am still the Director of sports at the ICG and I was in 2019, that was my first assignment when we came in there and I made that recommendation. The Governor, the chief of staff and people who had a name in Lagos was also present and they also saw it and since that time they have been wondering and thank God today is the day of fulfillment, promise made is promise kept. You get your prices as at when due, we will not leave sport alone, sport will continue to flourish in Lagos. Like the saying, if you want to do more, you must definitely do more because the little that is given to us now, we expect that we will show appreciation in supporting him, in realizing the youths.”
“We should encourage him not only in prayer but to also take active steps in sports and politics because they are interwoven. By so doing, I hope we have a very exciting competition starting from Saturday 7th of January through February 19, I wish you all the best.”
Hon. Anthony Adeboye SSA on Sport to Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in his remarks “Ajegunle started from some where 90% of all the players have played in international league in Nigeria are from Ajegunle, based and trained in Ajegunle. I am used to Ajegunle, I am not from Ajegunle but my youthful days are mostly spent in Ajegunle with my friends.”
He added “This mock nation’s cup in Ajegunle can not be compared to any football competition in Nigeria not even in Lagos State you have a hard-working governor a man that keeps promises, a man of the people, a man that wakes the youths from their slumber and he has made it known that sports is not something you can play with in this country. I want to plead to you that election is coming up, let us get our voters card and come out in masses and support an hardworking Governor also support our Leader to become the next President of Nigeria.”
Olorogun John popularly known as Daddy Showkey the Ajegunle star musician in his own remarks “When it started, it was just a little thing that started in our area that is beyond us We know the way it is now, right now all the countries will be represented in the preliminary, at the opening ceremony entertainment will surely be there and most of the time we discover new football artist, I also commend Hon. Ladi Balogun myself and him play a great role when this competition is dying also our special appreciation to Mr. Governor for coming to our rescue.
Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun MD LAGFERRY also member of the committee I am passionate about my community and the youth development. I got the inspiration from Governor. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu who is also committed to see the fulfillment of the growth of the young ones . He want to hand over to a generation that are already encouraged, motivated and well to do in the society and for us in Ajegunle, we don’t do crime, drugs or engage in fight.
Balogun said “What we are known for in Ajegunle is sports and entertainments. In these two areas, the governor has already dedicated the fifth pillar of his development agenda to entertainment , tourism and sports this is why you would see us Ajegunle playing a vital role in the overall calculation of the development in this dispensation as championed by Mr Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.”
He said “I find myself asymmetrically in this equation because this is the vision the government of the day have for the youths, entertainment sector, and the sports sector to drive the economy of Lagos and that is why i have dedicated so much to my place of birth which is Ajegunle. We want to see things going well for us and that is why a competition that has been handed down to us by our fore bearers six years ago and we are in charge today,We want to see it grow to the extent that we hand it over to the next generation to continue the tradition of excellence in sports and in entertainments. That is why Sanwo-Olu/ Ajegunle mock nation’s cup is so excited that we are looking forward to a very good time having all the talented sports star around.
“This particular edition we are going to feature 42 teams and they are bearing different African name and the defending champion will be there. The most interesting fact about this is every community in Ajegunle and the other side of Lagos have one particular team or the other that they are supporting.
He added “When I was growing up, i grew up at Alaya bi agba area of Ajegunle in Lagos State and this area has their traditional team their cote d voire with the likes of Erinwosu Taiwo iyede, Monday dieka, they have also played in these communities before stardom, for us it is a community development and for us to see talents grow and to nurture talents into stardom. We know that the stars, that are going to be added to this competition are going to grow into stardom playing for the national team and also taking their football careers abroad, make themselves and their family comfortable.”
The Ajegunle-based sociopolitical movement — Alalubarika Nation has commiserated with Lagos State Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, who lost his wife Princess Adedoyin Raliat Ojora-Ayinde to the cold hands of death on Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Mrs. Adedoyin Ayinde until her death was a caring mother and supportive wife who stood by Mr. Ayinde through thick and thin.
In a statement released by the group under the leadership of Hon. AbdoulBaq Ladi Balogun, he said: “Mr. Tayo Ayinde, please, accept our condolences on the passing of your darling wife – Princess Adedoyin Raliat Ayinde. We ask the Almighty God to forgive her shortcomings and make His coveted paradise her home.”
Alalubarika Nation also beseeched God to shield the children she left behind and give Mr. Tayo Ayinde, her friends and the family, the fortitude to bear the sudden irreparable loss.
. . . THE 422-MEMBER STRONG TEAM WILL BIRTH EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT PRESIDENCY FOR UNITED, SECURED AND PROSPEROUS NIGERIA – I.T.S.O
The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO) has commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the party leadership for consistently demonstrating uncommon leadership traits and spirit of inclusiveness through the composition of members of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
While congratulating all members on the list, the group in a statement signed and released by its Director-General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun, stated that the list is a reflection of the distinction of the APC from other political parties.
“Once again our party has demonstrated its true distinctive characteristics of unity, utmost inclusiveness, respect for diversity and patriotic zeal for the overall good of the nation”.
Ladi Balogun expressed optimism that the diversity, expertise, political strength and competence of individual members of the PCC will ensure victory for the party at the polls.
“We believe our party is on the right track and victory is assured. The composition of the members of the PCC will spur our party members nationwide to mobilise vigorously to ensure overall success for the party”.
The eventual victory of the party in 2023 will be the catalyst for moving forward in our collective desires FOR A GREATER NIGERIA under the dynamic leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima!
The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO), a national political network championing the actualization of the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, celebrates the birthday of Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate; describing her as a virtuos woman who personifies everything good in human and an exemplary pillar of support.
In a statement released and signed by ITSO Director General – Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun, extolling the rare gem who upholds God-centered morals as a frontline Senior Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
While wishing the Distinguished Senator a prosperous and fulfilling birth anniversary, the group describes her as a selfless woman who has dedicated her life to the upliftment of the downtrodden in the society and a strong voice for the voiceless.
“Her immense dedication to ensuring good representation for the good people of Lagos State as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has attracted numerous federal projects to her constituency and the State.
While further describing her as a confident, visionary, resourceful, loving and compassionate woman whose love and compassion are extended to others wherever she goes; the group urged Nigerians to vote for her party – the APC and ensured her husband, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes the country’s next President in order to avail her the opportunity to replicate some of these exemplenary feats achieved as the former First Lady of Lagos State, which includes – education for all, human capital development, care for the aged and vulnerables, protection of women and children’s rights and philanthropic gestures, to complement the prosperity agenda of the incoming Tinubu/Shettima administration.
The Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO), a national political network championing the actualization of the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has felicitated with Senator Kashim Shettima on his 56th birthday.
The group in a statement signed by its Director-General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun describes the All Progressives Congress (APC) Vice Presidential Candidate as a man with uncommon wisdom and a brilliant mind; perfect as a compliment to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and needed at this critical time for the overall development of Nigeria.
Balogun extolled the youthfulness and courage of Senator Shettima as the driving force needed by the country to solve its myriad of challenges especially that of insecurity which he noted that the celebrant has tackled successfully as a former Governor of Borno State.
“We felicitate with Senator Kashim Shettima as he celebrate his birth anniversary today. He is a courageous and upright politician with exemplary track record of services to humanity and good governance. A worthy ally for Asiwaju Tinubu in the task of building a virile and prosperous Nigeria”
While urging Nigerians to align with the vision of Asiwaju Tinubu to lead a country of unity, peace, security, prosperity and economic stability, the group describes Senator Shettima as one of the most honest politician around today who is not afraid to speak truth to power with great passion to offer selfless service in ensuring #A Greater Nigeria. Happy birthday to the cerebral gentleman from the Savannah and the next Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), in collaboration with Cash Token Africa, has launched ‘Eko Token’ reward system for the benefit of commuters on Lagos waterways, just as it noted cash transactions will also be compensated with benefits for commuting through the waterways across all terminals/jetties.
The Managing Director of LAGFERRY, Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, disclosed this at the launch of the initiative on Thursday, noting that the Eko Token reward system was introduced to give an added advantage to users of waterways, where passengers can win up to N100 million.
Ladi-Balogun explained that the initiative was designed to encourage Lagosians to use the waterways saying, “Since 2019, there has been a steady transformation of the waterways sector and a commitment of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to the development of the waterways through strategic investment for crucial growth and acceptability among Lagosians”.
He gave an assurance of the continued safety and comfort of commuters on LAGFERRY boats, pointing out that clients now have the chance of winning prizes in “cash and kind” while increasing their mileage count.
Also speaking at the event, the State’s Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, said the core value of the initiative is to create a responsive path to meet the needs of Lagosians.
According to her, the initiative was conceived to better the lives of Lagosians, adding that every resident has an opportunity to win a prize for every purchase with instant rewards.
Her words: “It is the dawn of a new season to change lives of Lagosians for good and for businesses to begin to reward Lagosians who have contributed to their success stories. We are now telling companies and businesses to reward those that have made them rise from nothing to something”.
She appreciated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his approval and support towards the birthing of the Eko Token reward system.
The Managing Director, Cash Token Africa, represented by the Head of Business Development and Expansion, Adeoye Simi, explained that Lagosians have been winning cash rewards from other services like the Lagos Bus Services and the initiative is now being introduced to passengers using the waterways.
She further explained that once passengers purchase tickets up to N5000, they automatically get instant cash rewards and tokens that qualify them to win big during the weekly draws.
Dignitaries present at the briefing included the General Manager, Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), Afolabi Sholebo; Chairman, United Waterways Passengers Association, Ade Bakare; CEO, Lagos Lottery and Gaming Authority, Mr. Bashir Are and General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, among others.
. . . ITSO URGED THE YOUTH TO SUPPORT TINUBU PRESIDENTIAL BID FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
As the world marks the year 2022 International Youth Day (IYD), the *Indomitable Tinubu Support Organisation (ITSO)*, a national political network championing the actualization of the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged the Nigerian Youth to support the best, experienced and competent tickets of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima as the next President and Vice President of Nigeria in order to ensure a vibrant society with youth-focused policies.
The group in a press statement signed by its *Director -General, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun,* informed that Tinubu’s government will involve the ever productive, naturally talented, technologically savvy and enterprising Nigerian youths, stating that Asiwaju Tinubu has plans to creative a conducive environment to guarantee, assist and encourage them to excel in various fields which includes technology, education, entertainment, sports, job creation and leadership development, either in Nigeria or abroad.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a trusted leader who is well known to be builders of men and lovers of the youths. His executive cabinet when he was Governor of Lagos State was dominated by the youth and he ensured majority of them were nurtured and mentored to their full potentials to become leaders in varying fields of human endeavors, today.”
Hon. Balogun enjoined the youth to not be swayed by fake promises made by people that have not been in positions to enforce policies and programmes geared towards assisting the youths, neither should they be deceived by those who abused and mismanaged the opportunities previously given to them.
“Tinubu ensured the employment of over 2000 youths in the first year of his administration as former Governor of Lagos State. He established and ensured vibrancy of ministries specifically tailored to develop the youths in education, sports, creativities, technology and SME Incubation while positioning them for future leadership opportunities”.
ITSO wishes the youth of Nigeria, a productive International Youth Day and enjoined them to participate actively in ushering in a futuristic and youth-friendly Federal Government of Nigeria led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima with certain hope for a United, Peaceful, Secured and Prosperous Country.
. . . BOOST LAGFERRY EFFICIENCY AS FUNCTIONAL ALTERNATIVE TO DECONGEST ROAD TRAFFIC & OKADA MENACE
The Lagos State Government has upgraded its ferry fleet with new engines acquisition in its determination to boost Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) efficiency as functional alternative to decongest road traffic and effectively address okada menace.
The Managing Director, LAGFERRY, Hon. Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun while taking delivery of the new engines expressed satisfaction and confidence that the new engines will ensure optimal performance of their boats and provide passengers with comfort, safety and commuting satisfaction.
“We want to commend the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for his passionate commitment and consistent massive investment in water transportation as a viable alternative to decongest road traffic and most importantly, to bring to fruition, the functional Multi-Modal transportation system as envisaged in the iconic Strategic Transportation MasterPlan of the Lagos Development Blueprint. Passengers on our boats will continue to experience the safest, fastest and most comfortable time sailing to their various destinations”.
While reiterating the state government’s commitment to safety on the waterways through strengthening the enforcement of rules and regulations, Balogun calls for more private sector investments to tap into the wide possibilities in the Blue Ocean Economy for steady returns. He further assured that, their investments will be aided with the provision of quality Marine Transport Infrastructures being newly constructed and upgraded, and stricter enforcement of regulations and control of boat operations in the State, in line with international standards.
“This government, through LAGFERRY, is showing the types of boats needed on its waterways and also emphasizing on the need for boat operators to ensure adequate training of crews and regular maintenance of boats”.
While assuring that government will continuously seek to encourage and create conducive atmosphere for private sector participation by constantly opening up new routes, dredging the waterways and constructing new terminals/jetties, the Managing Director urged the Lagos commuters to embrace the waterways, being the safest, fastest, environmentally friendly and as a viable alternative to decongest road traffic.