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OGUN PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRIES GROWTH

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In a bid to strengthen the existence of industries in the face of the economic realities in the country, the Ogun State Government has vowed to do all within its means to support the growth of companies across its 20 local government areas.

This was revealed by the Commissioner for Industries, Trade and Investment, Mr. Adebola Sofela, during his strategic visit to African Industries Group ( AIG),Agbara in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government area of the State.

Sofela in company of the Permanent Secretary and other top Management staff of the Ministry were received by the Managing Director of the company, Chief Sohan Bagla into the expansive facility.

Assuring investors of government support, the Commissioner said that the Prince Dapo Abiodun led government was intentional about creating an enabling environment not only for the existing business to thrive but also to attract new investors into the Gateway State.

He described the visit as a strategic move to further consolidate on the existing relationship between the State government and industries for a better result.

The Commissioner who appreciated various companies operating in Ogun for their resilience and belief in not just Nigeria but the State despite the present economic situation in the country, pointed out that there would be light at the end of the tunnel.

According to him, the present administration has put various reforms in place to strengthen the existence of industries.

“A lot has gone into our land administration system to fast-track the process of getting title documents without delay. We have a Business Enabling Council which consists of strategic stakeholders where we meet regularly to discuss how businesses operating in the State can do well on an incremental basis. The on-going infrastructural upgrade across the State is a demonstration of government willingness to redefine the landscape of Ogun State.

“The Prince Dapo Abiodun led government is focused on creating a conducive environment that will improve business growth and attract new ones. That is the reason we will do all within our means for industries growth so that you can continue to contribute your quota to the development of our dear State and Nigeria at large,” Sofela said.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola, said the commitment of the State government to addressing sundry issues bordering on Industry, Trade and Investment was second to none, just as he pointed out that the position of Ogun as the industrial capital of Nigeria was not by sheer luck but hard work.

In his remarks, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AIG, Chief Sohan Bagla, disclosed that the company had been existing in Ogun for 52 years given the strategic location of the State and her laudable policy initiatives .

He assured that his organisation will continue to positively impact its various host communities in its Corporate Social Responsibility engagements without leaving any stone unturned.

On his part, the Group Executive Director of the company Barrister Uche Iwuamadi, described the Gateway State as one of the most peaceful in the country, which he said informed the decision of the organisation to concentrate 60 per cent of its national investment in the State.

While revealing the readiness of the company to increase its investment in Ogun by additional 20 per cent, Iwuamadi lauded the appointment of Mr. Sofela as the Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, saying it was a round peg in a round hole considering his knowledge in the all-important sector.

 

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple (name withheld) attempting to sell their two-year-old son to travel to Canada.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

Hundeyin said that the couple, aged 28 and 22, were apprehended on Tuesday while trying to sell their child off.

He stated that around 2.45 p.m. on Tuesday, the Isolo Divisional Police Officer received information that the couple went to Isolo General Hospital and expressed their intention to sell their baby boy.

 

 

“Upon receipt of the information, operatives from the station moved swiftly to the hospital where they were about to sell their child.

“The baby’s age is two and he has been rescued. Upon interrogation, the couple confessed that they decided to sell the baby to enable the man to travel to Canada for a greener pasture.

“However, the investigation is ongoing,” he said.

 

 

 

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Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

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commend Police for successful operation against kidnappers

– applaud First Lady Remi Tinubu for encouraging gardens

 

 

The Lagos State House of Assembly has invited the Attorney-General of the State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, to appear before it to explain the Supreme Court judgement on local governments in the country.

 

Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

The lawmakers said there was a need for better understanding of the decision of the apex court in relation to some provisions in the Constitution of the country.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court had declared on Thursday that the 774 local government councils in the country should receive their funds directly from the Federal Government as well as manage such funds themselves being a tier of government.

The court further declared that allocations to local government councils run by caretaker committees were illegal.

Ruling after a voice vote by lawmakers at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ruled: “There is a need for us to seek clarification and understanding of this judgement. It will be good to invite the Attorney-General to brief us and give his understanding so that we do not run foul of the judgement.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to write a letter of commendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over the successful operation by men of the force that led to the elimination of nine kidnappers in the state recently.

A letter of commendation is also to be sent to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, for the efforts of the policemen which led to the fruitful operation.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, said the police and men of the force who took part in the operation needed to be commended.

Dr. Obasa agreed with members of the House that letters be sent to Egbetokun and Fayoade further charging them not to relent in keeping the State safe for residents.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to fast-track considerations for the creation of state police to support the federal police system.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, had earlier recalled how the police launched the operation against some kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state and eliminated nine of them.

According to him, there has been calm in the area since the operation was carried out.

Noheem added that the Ikorodu area of the state which hitherto had issues of kidnapping now enjoys relative peace.

In another development, the House of Assembly has applauded the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for seeking to encourage subsistence agriculture.

The Speaker said it was a beautiful idea to encourage Nigerians to have gardens in their houses arguing that this would help to create food sufficiency.

He recalled that schools had farms in the past adding that current situations call for a return to that period.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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3 ST and Discover Badagry Tours have rolled out amazing tour of the countries with mouth watering packages.

The vacation tour is centred on Benin, Togo and Ghana. Slated for six nights and 7 days from August 25th till 31st, 2024.

Here is the details of the amazing tour package:

 

 

3 ST, Discover Badagry Tours Roll Out Vacation Tour to 3 Countries

6 nights/7 days
25th—-31st August,2024

3 countries
Benin 🇧🇯 Togo 🇹🇬 and Ghana 🇬🇭

2 nights in each countries.

Package includes
-Transportation
-Border Logistics
-Accommodation
-Visitation to historical sites in all the countries
-White pool party
-Games
-Labadi beach groove .

Fee:
Single—#850,000
Couple—#1,350,000
Family of 4/5–#2,500,000.

Traveling documents:
International passport
Yellow card
Covid vaccination cards.

It’s going to be educating and entertaining.

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