Sanwo-Olu marks first year with 1,576 new homes

No fewer than 1,576 homes have been completed  within the first year in office of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos State. The Commissioner for Housing,  Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, disclosed this yesterday during the ministerial press briefing as part of activities marking Sanwo-Olu’ s first year in office. Akinderu-Fatai also disclosed that more schemes would be completed before the first quarter of 2021 to yield an additional 2,284 home units. Within the period under review, the commissioner said 1,332 Lagosians benefited from the Rent to Own Scheme. According…

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Lagos industrial-residential development to gulp $250m

…registers 389 corporative societies Lagos State government yesterday said that its public-private partnership on mixed industrial-residential development also known as Alaro City has attracted 24 companies with business value within the zone estimated to be US$250 million. The government also said that the multi- billion Naira Lekki Free Trade Zone has exported goods worth US$30 million in the last 12 months while 19 new companies were at various stages of deployment. Briefing journalists on the achievements  of the ministry in the last one year as part of activities marking first…

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Lagos kicks off school feeding, targets 37,589 households

Lagos State government yesterday said that 37,589 households with pupils would benefit from the Lagos Home Grown School Feeding programme in the next four weeks. The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, said at the flag-off of the programme that distribution of take home rations was in fulfillment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that school feeding should continue despite school closure. Alawiye-King added the distribution would continue today in seven local governments which had 52 of the 202 distribution centres. The chairman added that…

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Covid-19: Lagos reduces 2020 Budget by 21 percent 

*Cuts N1.17trn budget to N920.5bn Lagos State government Thursday said that it has reviewed the state’s Y2020 Budget to help mitigate the economic and social headwinds precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic. With the reviewed budget, which has been approved by the state’s Executive Council, the budget is now N920.5 billion as against the ₦1,168.6 trillion hitherto approved by the State House of Assembly. New Telegraph learnt that the state government was forced to review the budget following downward pressure of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), increased inflation, decline in demand…

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Sanwo-Olu to declare new lockdown soon

Lagos discharges 26 patients   Indication emerged yesterday that Lagos may still impose another lockdown following the growing cases of the coronavirus. It also followed the failure of residents to comply with social distancing and other measures to contain the spread. This came as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that another 26 patients had been discharged after testing negative to the deadly virus twice. With the new discharged patients, the number of confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos is now 528. Sanwo-Olu said: “Twenty-six COVID-19 Lagos…

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Sanwo-Olu, Lion Club donate food items to Lagosians

In furtherance of his commitment to the welfare of the people of the state, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has donated various food items, which included 100 bags of rice, and 300 bags of garri to the state’s chapter of the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON). The gesture is coming on the heels of other donations made by Tarzan and Lion Clubs to cushion the impact of the lockdown of the state in the fight against the spread of COVID – 19. In…

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Sanwo-Olu parleys OPS, business community on ease of doing business

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday assured members of the organised private sector (OPS) and the business community that his government would take proactive steps to address the challenges of businesses in Lagos State during the novel coronavirus pandemic to ensure uninterrupted ease of doing business. Particularly, the governor said that the supply and distribution of essential goods and products would continue to receive government’s support during this period of COVID-19 in the state and Nigeria at large. Sanwo-Olu, who stated this in his remarks at the second virtual meeting…

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