…Vows to prosecute perpetrators
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned that government would not condone any form of disobedience to the laws of the State, vowing that harsh punishment awaits anyone who attacks men of the State’s law enforcement agencies in the line of duty.
…As Assembly wants his intervention on seizure of farm products
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday welcomed Operation Crocodile Smile IV by the Nigerian Army, saying the exercise is a right move towards ensuring peace and security in the South West and South South regions during the festive season.
The 2020 budget of N1.168 trillion presented by the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday scaled through second reading at the State House of Assembly.
The House took the debate following a motion to that effect by the Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade.
Members spoke glowingly about the budget as they commended the Governor for producing such a laudable document, which when properly and carefully implemented, would better the living standard of Lagosians.
Referring the budget to the House Committee on Economic Planning and Finance to look at it and report to the House in six weeks’ time, the Speaker, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, urged his colleagues to support the Governor to be able to achieve the aim of the budget.
The State Governor had presented a budget size of N1.168trillion to the State House of Assembly.
The budget, which was christened ‘Awakening to a greater Lagos,’ has deficit of 97.5bn which would be financed through internal and external borrowings.
According to the Governor, the capital would be 773bn while recurrent would stand at 441.8bn representing 62:38 ratio respectively.
The budget brekadown showed that infrastructure got the lion share 115bn followed by education that got 48bn.
He explained further that he would ensure adequate performance of the budget before December 2020, saying “I’m energized through your cillective effort to take decision. It is to imagine a new Lagos and better Lagos.”
For a better society
Lagos State Government said negotiations were ongoing with labour unions in the State over the implementation of the new minimum wage.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that his administration would commence payment of N35, 000 minimum wage from November.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented a budget of N1.168 trillion to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval for the 2020 fiscal year.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday announced that he should no longer be addressed to as ‘His Excellency.’
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu,Oke-Osanyintolu, on Tuesday, said two multi-storey buildings were gutted by fire at different locations in Lagos Island, destroying goods and property worth millions of naira.
…Governor appoints Perm Sec for Ministry of Health, redeploys 3 others
Dr. Shefiu Abiodun Muritala, on Monday, took the oath as new Accountant General of Lagos State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu swore in the Accountant General at an event held at the State House in Alausa.
OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
The Progressives Governors Forum, (PGF), an umbrella body of Governors elected under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried as unfair the attack aimed at the nation’s Judiciary by Atiku Abubakar, defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).