Lagos to open social register for the poor, vulnerable

The Lagos State government yesterday said that it was set to commence transfer of funds to the poor and the vulnerable segment of the State. Speaking during inauguration of State Operations Cooperating Unit (SOCU) as part of effort to create a Single Social Register that would lead to conditional and unconditional funds’ transfer to the poor and the vulnerable segment of the State, Commissioner of Economic Planning & Budget (MEPB), Mr. Olusegun Banjo said that the validation of the constitution of the Unit was done by the National Social Safety-Nets…

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Expert to LASG: Update obsolete survey mapping

  Lagos State Government has been urged to commence immediate update of the state’s mapping project to guide development and improve land administration in the state. A former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Peter Nwilo, made this call at the Lagos State Young Surveyors Network’s workshop in Lagos. He said the existing mapping has become obsolete and needs to be updated, adding that Lagos has been blazing the trail while others states are just developing. Nwilo noted that the existing survey mapping in the state was done during the tenure of…

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Lagos pays N35bn into 8,731 retirees’ accounts

Lagos State government said it had paid over N35 billion into the Retirement Savings Accounts of about 8,731 retirees, deceased or withdrawn staff since 2015. Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson- Oke, disclosed this during the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Benson-Oke said that the state had also been consistent in the Pension Reductions and Remittances with the help of automation of the payroll system. According to him, government had paid over N9 billion as terminal…

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LASG pays N723m accrued pension rights to 149 retirees

The Lagos State Government at the 47th Retirement Benefit Bond Certificate (RBBC) presentation ceremony yesterday, last Tuesday, in Ikeja, paid accrued pension rights of N723 million into the Retirement savings Accounts of 149 retirees of the Public Service. A statement by Mrs Ajoke Lawal of Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) said the Governor, who was represented at the event by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training & Pensions, Dr. Benson Akintola Oke, noted that his interest in the well being of the retirees has been the driving force…

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Lekki monarchs in supremacy battle

Five Monarchs in Lekki and the Ibeju Lekki axis of the state are currenly locked in a supremacy battle over who is supposed to be the head of their council. While the Onibeju, who currently acts as their chairman is holding unto the seat, four others are agitating for rotation, insisting that they are all first class monarchs. OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI reports   A major war is imminent in Lekki and Ibeju- Lekki, areas of Lagos State. This is following the rejection of authority of the Onibeju of Ibeju- Lekki, Oba…

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Lagos announces N100, 000 minimum deposit for Hajj 2018

…pegs initial deposit at N1.3m     The Lagos state government has announced N100, 000 minimum deposit for 2018 Hajj as it pegged initial deposit for the excise at N1.35million. The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, which has announced this added that it had also rallied 2,332 pilgrims who took part in the 2017 exercise for a special prayer session. Executive Secretary of the board, Mr. Muftau Okoya said this, according to a statement, during a press conference in Lagos, maintaining that there is opportunity to pay in instalment…

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