Builder Deola Banjo Congratulate Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru “This is to congratulate my Senator that is doing good in 16 LGAs simultaneously in Ikorodu East senatorial district.”
“In less than two years, you have displayed capacity and uncommon love for the people. I have noticed that as a cerebral man and a former MD of a bank, you cut your teeth in human capital development, empowerment, infrastructural development and legislation which is your primary responsibility. There is no doubt you have done very well and your footprints in these regards are indelible.”
“That Lagos East have spoken and found you worthy of our votes once again is largely due to your performance in the past two years which you have been adjudged to make the most of.”
“Congratulations once again Sir. The good people of Ikorodu North wish you a successful tenure.”
In the same vein Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA Builder Deola Banjo Congratulate Rep. Babajimi Benson on his electoral victory for his third term re-election bid.
“That you came out victorious is certainly not surprising as you have performed exceedingly well to deserve your electoral victory. You have over the years set the pace and shown the way how things are better done. The entire division is unanimous in their trust in you and we are sure you will not let us down at any time.”
“I, Builder Deola Banjo, Executive Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA on behalf of my Executives, legislative arm, management, staff and the entire good people of Ikorodu North congratulate you on this landmark victory of yours.”
“We wish you well in your journey of life and we want you to know that Ikorodu North LCDA stands solidly with you.”
Signed: Builder Deola Banjo Executive Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Lagos East Senatorial Election held on Saturday, 25th February,2023.
The results declared by the INEC Returning Officer for the Lagos East Senatorial election, Prof. Simeon Adebayo Oladipo, showed that Senator Abiru polled 178,646 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who garnered 80,249 votes.
Senator Abiru’s votes represent 61.4% of total valid votes cast.
Having satisfied the requirements of the law by winning majority of votes cast across the Senatorial district, Senator Abiru was declared winner and returned elected.
The Presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu also showed significant strength in Lagos East Senatorial District, having polled 149,685 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Labour Party, LP ,who scored 118,348. Thus, Asiwaju Tinubu won with over 31,337 votes in the Lagos East Senatorial District.
Senator Abiru wishes to thank all party leaders, supporters , well-wishers and the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District who supported and stood solidly by him throughout the campaign period and on the day of election.
… Asiwaju Tinubu Has Solid Plans For Youth, Abiru canvasses
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, on Wednesday delivered a keynote address at the Lagos Youth Stakeholders Parley in Ikeja, highlighting how he has fared with the sacred mandate the people of Lagos East entrusted to him in December 2020.
Abiru, a retired bank chief executive and former Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State stressed that empowerment and human capital development of young people in the district takes pride of place in his constituency services in the last 25 months he has been in the saddle.
According to him, to tame the rising youth unemployment rate, and low Productivity of young people, there is an urgent need to shift from the traditional path to development which entails transition from agricultural production to low-value manufacturing before engaging in higher value-added manufacturing.
“The Asian Tigers – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan – leveraged this approach to achieve enviable economic growth, though it took them five decades on the average”, the Senator said.
He continued, “Like the Asian Tigers, Nigeria has adopted the traditional path to development. This is the vision behind the Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP), which aimed at systematically transforming Nigeria into the preferred manufacturing hub of Africa. Since its adoption, the Plan has not translated to exponential economic growth in the last decade.
“This simply suggests that if Nigeria continues to pursue development along the traditional path, the process may last several decades. For instance, according to PwC Nigeria, it took South Korea 54 years to attain a GDP per capita of $21,700 with a population of 48 million.
“In its own case, it took Taiwan 59 years to achieve a GDP per capita of $20,100 with a population of 23 million. Even China, now a world power, attained a GDP per capita of $10,400 in 2020 with a population of 1.41 billion after 44 years of commitment to implementing traditional development strategies.
“Unlike the traditional development approach, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, brain capital literally entails a measure of brain health and skills encompassing emotional, behavioural and cognitive health across one’s lifespan that enables development and productivity.
Senator Abiru averred that in this age of digital transformation, brain capital is crucial for every nation worldwide to realise its national economic objectives. It obviously requires such skills as creativity, systems and design thinking to drive innovation, an indispensable metric for measuring economic growth and development in the new world.
He said, “As shown in compelling statistical evidence I earlier presented, Nigeria is abundantly rich in brain capital, which the world is ardently waiting for.
This mastery has preoccupied my focus and heart since I joined partisan politics after 32 years in the corporate world. It has also continued to shape my perspective to public service after I was elected the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on December 6, 2020.
“There is nowhere this quest is more evident than in the Copyright Bill, 2021 and Franchise Regulation Bill, 2022, which I, in all modesty, sponsored. The bills are significant on three grounds. First, the bills tend to strengthen the entrepreneurial ability of our micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). As a critical segment, MSMEs are indeed engines of growth in every economy. In Nigeria, specifically, official reports reveal that MSMEs account for 80% of our gross employment and over 60% of our GDP.
“Second, the bills will help thousands of resourceful youths to leverage their brain capital to create wealth and protect their intellectual property. Lastly, the bills will help them take advantage of their creativity and talent, mainly when they enter into contracts with corporate bodies, public institutions or foreign partners.
“Driven by my passion, also, I have set up a foundation that focuses on human capital development. It is designed to help our resourceful youths become very competitive in this current world of innovation. In this light, I have set up an innovation centre christened Senator Abiru Innovation Lab. It is a lab where young people can come, learn and improve skills they require to be globally competitive and employable.
“In setting up the lab, I have carefully partnered with Co-Creation Hub (Cc-Hub) to teach our resourceful youths basic skills on innovation and technology. Cc-Hub is an innovation and technology company that combines social capital to bring about accelerated economic growth and prosperity in different communities across Africa.
“As I speak today, at least 250 of my constituents have benefited from this initiative, which top tech specialists are midwifing to redefine the worldviews of all the participants. I have built a first-class innovation lab in Ikorodu, which will be inaugurated immediately after the forthcoming elections.”
Abiru listed other achievements that have great impact on young people to include; capacity building programme for about 1,000 entrepreneurs and N300 million Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan to support the operations of our MSMEs in Lagos East at 6% interest rate, amongst other laudable feats in infrastructure and socio-economic development.
Senator Abiru urged young people to support and vote for APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and all the candidates of the party.
He said, “From 1999 till date, Asiwaju’s greatest strength lies more in his unwavering belief in the productivity of the youth population.
Hence, he has been projecting and promoting young professionals to enable them bring their creativity, dynamism and innovation to bear in the state’s public service and beyond. This singular belief alone has Lagos on the trajectory of sustainable economic growth in the two decades.
“In all modesty, Greatest Nigerian Youths, I am a living example of such young professionals Asiwaju has tested and tried in the public service, first as the Commissioner of Finance for Lagos State from 2011 to 2013 and now as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, APC Senatorial Candidate for Lagos West, Dr Idiat Adebule, Lagos APC Youth Leader, Dr Seriki Muritala, among other dignitaries were in attendance.
The Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi on Wednesday, led some key members of the party executives to the Constituency office of Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru for a crucial meeting with Senator Abiru’s over 2,000 Canvassers from Kosofe and Somolu LGAs.
The Canversers operate under the auspices of East Consultative Forum,ECF, an independent Campaign group that is complementing the party’s voters mobilisation drive in the Lagos East Senatorial District.
There are over 4,000 Canvassers engaged by Senator Abiru to mobilise voters to vote for all the APC candidates in the February 25 and March 11, 2023 general elections.
Similar sensitisation sessions were held for Canvassers from Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju Lekki.
Senator Tokunbo Abiru in his remarks, appealed to the Canvassers to intensify voters mobilisation exercise across Kosofe, Ikosi-Isheri, Agboyi-Ketu, Somolu Bariga and by extension, the 98 wards in the 16 LGAs/LCDAs under Lagos East.
According to the Senator, It is imperative for the party to have a large voter turnout that will boost the number of votes for APC, particularly, the presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He reiterated that ECF is not in competition with the party, but complementing the efforts of the party in mobilizing voters to vote for all APC. Senator Abiru said respect for the party and its structures remained sacrosanct.
He disclosed further that campaign sourvenirs were first given to the party before getting to the Canvesers and their coordinators across the Lagos East Senatorial District.
The Party Chairman, Pastor Ojelabi said Senator Tokunbo Abiru has shown that he is indeed a loyal party man, who is genuinely seeking the success of the party at the polls. According to him, Senator Abiru has strenthened the confidence of the party members through his robust reward system that gets to beneficiaries directly.
Pastor Ojelabi said Senator Abiru has re-enacted the what the Holy Bible says in Revelation 22 vs 12, … “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be”. He assured that Canvassers who diligently mobilize andd ensure that voters vote for all APC Candidates will get the reward as promised by the #DoingGood Senator.
“The Senator has done. He has given to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar and we should ensure that will highest numbers of votes for the APC in Lagos. The Party Chairman said that Senator Abiru has delivered exceptionally well on his mandate in the last 25 months he has been in the saddle.
“I have been to Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), the first of its kind Innovation Hub in this district that is focused on Human Capital Development of young people. Senator Abiru’s achievements in just two years are just mind-blowing”, Pastor Ojelabi said at the meeting.
Chairman, Agboyi-Ketu, LCDA, Mayor Dele Osinowo also charged Canvassers and party members and supporters to work harder for the party and get more eligible voters to vote for APC. He said the ECF initiative and its reward system for members are novel.Osinowo said, “The support the Senator has given to the party is unprecendeted in the history of the Lagos East.
Other party leaders in attendance include: Hon (Mrs) Oladunjoye Olayinka, Vice-Chairman, Lagos East APC, Hon Abiodun Aigbe, Lagos APC Treaurer, Hon (Mrs) Animawun Adejumoke, Assistant Secretary, Lagos APC, Dr Murital Seriki, Lagos APC Youth Leader, Ogboni Fouad Oki, Engr. Adekunle Olayinka, Director, Volunteer and Support Group, State Campaign Council.
Hon Rotimi Abiru, Lagos State House of Assembly member(Somolu Constituency 2), Chairperson, Ikosi-Isheri, LCDA, Hon (Princess) Samiat Abolanle Bada, Chairman, Kosofe LGA, Barrister Moyosore Ogunlewe, Hon(Mrs) Kafilat Ogbara, Dr Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, Hon(Princess) Adebimpe Akinsola, Alhaja Ogunniyi Hon Segun Oladapo(Oscar) and Hon. Gbenga Nollah amongst others.
Hon. Gbolahan Adetokunbo Ogunleye the APC candidate for the seat of Ikorodu constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly flag off his campaign on Monday, 13th of February at the ita elewa open field in Ikorodu.
The All Progressives Congress APC Local Organising Committee put together the well organized official flag off for Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye Ikorodu constituency for Lagos State House of Assembly 1, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for President, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for Governor, Tokunbo Abiru for Senate, Babajimi Benson for House of Representatives, and Aro Moshood Abiodun for Lagos State House of Assembly Ikorodu Constituency 2.
Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, members of the prestigious Governance Advisory Council, GAC, Otunba Bushura Alebiosu, Asiwaju Reuben Olorunfunmi Basorun, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe and Rt Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji urge the residents to vote for all the APC candidates in the forthcoming election.
At the rally, Senator Abiru appealed to the people to support and give a record highest number of votes for the Presidential Candidate of APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Senator Kashim Shettima, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, for humble self, Rep. Babajimi Benson and all candidates of the APC.
Senator Tokunbo Abiru admonished APC flag bearer for Ikorodu Constituency 1, to sustain the tradition of impressive governance that has become the hallmark of the APC.
Rep. Babajimi Benson Member House of Representatives, Ikorodu federal constituency appealed to the residents of Ikorodu Federal Constituency to vote massively for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other candidates at the Senate, House of Representatives and Lagos State House of Assembly Constituency I and II.
Ashipa Kaoli Olusanya implore the people of Ikorodu federal constituency to vote all APC candidates at all levels “The future of our country are in safe hands of the leadership of All Progressives Congress, kindly come out en mass to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Abiru, and Jimi Benson on the 25th of February while you should also do the same on the 11th of March to Re-elect the Executive Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gbolahan Ogunleye for Constituency 1, and Aro Moshood Abiodun for Ikorodu constituency 2.”
Prominents leaders at the rally include the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Sanai Bolanle Agunbiade, Lagos State House of Assembly member, Hon Nurudeen Solaja, former APC Lagos East Vice-Chairman, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Prince Jamiu Adio Saka, Alhaji Lawal Animashaun(De-Cubano), Prince Amid Adekunle Oduborisa, Aro Moshood Abiodun(AMA), the APC Lagos State House of Assembly Candidate (Ikorodu Constituency 2), Dr Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola.
Council Chairmen in Ikorodu Division: Hon. Wasiu Adesina (Ikorodu LG Chairman), Bldr. Olusesan Daini (Chairman, Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA), Prince Wasiu Agoro (Chairman, Imota LCDA), Bldr Adeola Adebisi Banjo (Ikorodu North LCDA Chairman), Hon. Sulaimon Olarewaju (Chairman, Ikorodu West LCDA), and Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba (Chairman, Ijede LCDA).
On behalf of my family and the entire good people of the Lagos East Senatorial District, I congratulate Dr Oluyomi Abayomi Finnih on his birthday, a distinguished member of the prestigious Governance Advisory Council, GAC.
Sir, we are proud of your outstanding contributions to the development of our dear state. As an accomplished obstetrician and gynaecologist, as well as chairman and Chief Medical Director of Finnih Medical Centre, you have touched and saved many lives. History will always be kind to you.
When you served as the President of the Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), you left enviable legacies for others to build on. You are indeed an icon both in Medicine and Politics.
On this special occasion, I join your family, associates, friends and well-wishers to wish you a happy birthday. I pray that Almighty God grants you good health as you age gracefully.
The Lagos East All Progressive Congress Vice-Chairman, Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye has described the much-anticipated Epe mega campaign rally that attracted thousands of enthusiastic supporters and spectators, held on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at the Epe recreation center, as a resounding success.
The rally, organized by Members of the State Cabinet, Candidates of Epe, Ibeju, Lekki, Eredo, Ikosi-Ejinrin, and the Council Chairmen in collaboration with the party leadership in the state, saw a sea of supporters donning their Candidates’ colors and waving banners and flags, creating a lively and festive atmosphere.
It was gathered that the Candidates under the party’s umbrella led by the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, and his Deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat took to the stage amidst cheers and applause, delivering a passionate and charismatic speech that touched on key campaign issues.
Throughout the rally, the Governor received overwhelming support and was greeted with loud cheers and applause from the crowd, who were energized and inspired by the message being delivered.
His Excellency and other candidates also took the time to meet and greet supporters, taking selfies with enthusiastic fans.
Reacting to the development, Oladunjoye credited the Governor, the Candidates, and members of the State Cabinet for their unflinching support and also alluded the success to the painstaking efforts of both local and state party stakeholders who massively mobilized both human and material resources.
“The mega campaign rally was a resounding success, and it is evident that the Governor has the support and momentum they need to make a strong bid for the election. The successful hosting of this rally marks a significant milestone for our dear party and its supporters, who are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming election season. Mr. Governor and his team expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and vowed to continue working hard to deliver on their promises to the people”
“I want to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to the Governor and members of the executive cabinet who were in attendance. The presence of these high-ranking officials demonstrated the significance of the event and the support for our National Leader and Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu,” she said.
Oladunjoye, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Education praised the Governor and the cabinet for their leadership and their dedication to the betterment of the state.
She acknowledged the challenges faced by the state and expressed confidence in their ability to work together to address them.
She also averred that the rally was a clear display of unity and solidarity, as supporters from all walks of life came together to show their support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Babajide-Sanwo-Olu, and other candidates of the APC.
She added that the successful hosting of the rally has provided a boost of energy and momentum for the campaign, and supporters are already looking forward to the election.
“In the coming days, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will continue to travel around the states, meeting with supporters and sharing their vision for a better future. The campaign so far is off to a strong start and supporters are optimistic about the APC’s chances in the upcoming election,” she said.
In addition to the rally, she was elated that the day was marked by another significant event – the commissioning of the Epe-Eleko road network in the Epe division. The network of roads, which has been under construction for several months, she said, will greatly improve connectivity and accessibility for residents and businesses in the area.
The commissioning of the Eleko to Epe T-Junction road built over 40 years ago and flag off of the 2nd phase from Eleko junction to Abraham Adesanya roundabout was met with excitement from residents and local business owners, who have been eagerly awaiting the completion of the project.
The road was officially opened by the Governor, who was joined by some party and community stakeholders and members of the executive cabinet.
During the ceremony, she praised Governor Sanwo-Olu and his team for their efforts in securing funding and support for the project, which will have a positive impact on the local economy and the quality of life for residents. She, in turn, applauded their leadership and commitment to improving infrastructure in the state.
“The commissioning of the 18.75-kilometer road was a momentous occasion for the residents and businesses alike are already feeling the positive effects of the improved connectivity and accessibility. The successful completion of this project serves as another example of the Governor’s commitment to delivering results for the people and improving their community”
“By and large, it was a day filled with excitement and positive developments for the division and the state. Residents and supporters are looking forward to more progress and positive changes in the future,” she said.
With this development, Barrister Oladunjoye made a heartfelt appeal to the supporters, asking them to repay their efforts by turning out in large numbers at the polls. She stressed the importance of participating in the democratic process and using their votes to shape the future of their communities, local and state government, and the nation at large.
“The successful commissioning of the 1st phase and Flagoff of the 2nd phase of the network of roads has generated a great deal of excitement and optimism among supporters and residents. The Governor and his team are now focused on continuing their efforts to bring positive changes to the local development areas and the state, and supporters are eager to see what the future holds”
“The progress and positive changes seen in our communities are only possible with the support and engagement of the people. I encourage our supporters to continue their enthusiasm and energy, and to play an active role in shaping the future of their communities by voting for all our party candidates,” she said.
On behalf of my family and the people of the Lagos East Senatorial District, I heartily congratulate my dear brother and a dependable ally, Dr (Otunba) Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle (Omoluabi) on his birthday.
Omoluabi, I am proud of your outstanding accomplishments as an erudite scholar and seasoned educational administrator with cognate experience spanning over three decades. You are indeed a great asset not only to the Ikorodu division but Lagos State at large.
In all your public service assignments, you have sustained a tradition of excellence and dedication to service. As a board member, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), you have contributed in no small measure to the development of basic education in our dear state.
As an astute political strategist, and my Special Adviser on Constituency Matters, I specially appreciate you for your unwavering support in my quest of providing greatest good to the greatest number of our esteemed Constituents across the 98 wards in the 16 LGAs/LCDAs of the Lagos East Senatorial District.
On this auspicious occasion of your birthday, I join your family and numerous associates and well wishers to pray that Almighty God grants you your heart desires and gives you good health and vitality as you age gracefully.
The All Progressive Congress Party (APC) Local Organizing Committee, Ikorodu Division, officially flagged off Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for second term in office, Senator Tokunbo Abiru for Senate Lagos East Senatorial District, Rep. Babajimi Benson for House of Representatives Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro (AMA), for Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency II, Hon. Ogunleye Gbolahan Adetokunbo for Ikorodu constituency 1 Campaign at the Alajede’s Palace Pavilion.
The Executive Chairman of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Bldr. Olusesan Daini who was the anchor of the campaign flag off The Council Boss took the gathering on a memory lane of the long-term effects of PDP’s sixteen years of lousy policy implementations on Nigeria’s economy, human capital and infrastructural development.
He further stated that the effects would soon elapse when Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu becomes the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Government and member of the Lagos Advisory Council in his remarks, he urged the gathering to vote for all the APC candidates.
Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru in his remarks congratulates the people of Ikorodu Constituency II for the choice of AMA and appealed to the people to support and vote for the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all candidates of the APC.
Also speaking at the event is Rep. Babajimi Benson, member of the Federal House of Representatives urged the gathering to expect transformation from the APC Government when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes the President.
The Chairman House Committee on Defense implore the people to vote massively for Asiwaju Tinubu as President, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru for Senate, his humble self, Hon. Babajimi Benson for Federal House of Representatives, Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu as Lagos State Governor, Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye for Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency I and Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro (AMA) for Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency II.
Hon. (Mrs) Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba who was the host Chairman in her own remarks “With your PVC vote for All Progressives Congress, Vote for all our candidates, for a greater Nigeria, for a greater Lagos State, For a greater Ikorodu Division.”
The immediate past Chairman of Ijede LCDA, Hon. Fatiu Jimoh Salisu also addressed the people and reiterated the importance of voting for all APC Candidates in the forthcoming elections.
In attendance at the program was former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa, Apex Leaders, and other stakeholders.
In attendance also was Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe, Hon. Gbolahan Adetokunbo Ogunleye , APC Constituency, Ikorodu I, former APC Lagos East Vice Chairman, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa, Dr Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola, Hon. Rotimi Abiru, Alhaji Rilwan Ishola Jinadu, Hon. Gbolahan Adetokunbo Ogunleye, Hon. Wasiu Adeshina, Builder Deola Banjo, Builder Olusesan Daini, Hon. Wasiu Agoro, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, Agboyi-Ketu Council Chairman, Mayor Dele Oshinowo, and other prominent APC Leaders across Ikorodu Division.
The Nigerian Senate today passed the Federal High Court Amendment Bill and Franchising Establishment Bill.
This was after it considered the reports of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the Federal High Court Act, Cap F12 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 745) and the Franchising (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 969.)
The Chairman of the Committee, Distinguished Opeyemi Micheal Bamidele(Ekiti Central) presented the reports during plenary today.
The Federal High Court Act, Cap F12 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 745) was sponsored by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege while the the Franchising (Establishment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 969) was sponsored by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA.
The Federal High Court Act, Cap F12 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2023 (SB. 745) seeks to amend the Federal High Court Act to address the shortcomings inherent in the Principal Act to make provisions for the regulation of the award of prejudgment interest to ensure the attainment of substantial justice, particularly in relation to claims bothering on commercial transactions and also to increase the number of judges in the Federal High Court.
On the other hand, the Franchising Bill seeks to create a framework for the operation of franchising and to guide the relationship between franchisors and franchisees and for matters connected therewith in order to enhance the economic development of Nigeria.
The objectives of the Bill are to among other things: (a) Regulate and guide the relationship between Franchisors and Franchisees by imposing certain obligations and prohibiting certain actions; (b) Promote the growth of franchising through the adoption of international best practices that balance the interests of franchisors and franchisee; (c) Enhance the capacity of the National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion for effective regulation, administration, and enforcement of the provisions of Franchising in this Bill.
The Senate unanimously passed the bills. The passage of both bills today, amendment of the Federal High Court Act has come into force, making provisions for the regulation of the award of prejudgment interest to ensure the attainment of substantial justice, particularly in relation to claims bothering on commercial transactions and to increase the number of justices of the Federal High Court particularly with their increased jurisdiction in respect of electoral matters.
Likewise, the operation of franchising has been strengthened and the relationship between franchisors and franchisees will be properly regulated through the provision of the legal and legislative framework contained therein.