Tag: Sanwo-Olu

Reconstruction: Lagos govt releases diversion plans on Apapa/Oworonskoki Expressway

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, on Friday said there would be a diversion of traffic on Apapa/Oworonshoki Expressway from Monday due to reconstruction works. Oladeinde made this known in a statement issued in Lagos, noting that the diversion was in reference to the notification received from the[Read More…]

2023: Sanwo-Olu backs Tinubu; says he’s a ‘legend’

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is throwing his weight behind APC Chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu presidency, ahead of the 2023 general elections. Speaking on Thursday at the launch of the Southwest Agenda 2023 (SWAGA ‘23, a campaign group for Tinubu’s presidential ambition), Sanwo-Olu said: “Asiwaju Tinubu’s story has been a legend[Read More…]

Lagos Demands Review Of Revenue Formula, Seeks Special Status

Lagos State Government has demanded a new revenue sharing formula that is fair, equitable and reflects the contribution of stakeholders to the common purse. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the demand on Monday while calling for a special status for Lagos over what he describes as its huge financial obligations to[Read More…]

Sanwo-Olu restates call for VAT collection, promises Lagos will do more if allowed to collect VAT

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reiterated claims that the state should collect Value Added Tax (VAT). According to the Governor, his government will fulfill its campaign promises and do more for its citizens if the state government collects VAT.  There has been a legal battle over VAT collection[Read More…]

Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally signed the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in the state into law. The Governor assented to the bill at the Lagos House on Monday. His media aide on print media, Wale Ajetunmobi, made this known in a terse statement on Facebook.   “Breaking! Governor[Read More…]

Sanwo-Olu signs VAT Bill into law

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed into law the State VAT Bill as passed by the House of Assembly.  This was disclosed in a terse statement by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso on Friday.  “The Governor signed the “bill for a law to impose[Read More…]

Lagos diverts traffic at Teslim Balogun Stadium ahead of Super Eagles game

The Lagos State Government has announced diversion of traffic to Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere ahead of preparation for the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Liberia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the qualifying match between the two countries will be played by[Read More…]

No Houses In Abuja, Lagos For Sanwo-Olu After Tenure As Assembly Amends Law

The amended Pension Law by the Lagos House of Assembly expunged the provision of houses in Abuja and Lagos for former governors, against the stipulation in the Pension Law 2007 operated by the state. The present governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, may not enjoy the same benefits as his[Read More…]

Just In: Sanwo-Olu meets with 16 Southern Governors in Lagos

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is meeting with Southern Governors on Monday at the state house, Alausa. The meeting is holding eight weeks after the governors met in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on May 11, 2021. At the meeting, the governors would further assess decisions taken in Asaba on[Read More…]

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu backs calls for the creation of state police

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has backed calls for the creation of state police, noting that it is long overdue. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics at the Lagos House, Sanwo-Olu said Nigeria should make state police happen. “It is long overdue, we should make it happen,” the governor[Read More…]