AMUWO COUNCIL BOSS FIRES SPECIAL ADVISER OVER NEGLIGENCE OF DUTIES
In a bid to get rid of government officials who are not meeting up to their terms of references and job descriptions, the Amuwo Odofin Local Government boss, Engr. Valentine Buraimoh has swung the big-stick by suspending his Special Adviser on Tourism, Hon. Akinseye Adewale Ipinlaye.
Sei Ipinlaye’s as he is fondly called fate was sealed after the Council Chief through the Council Manager, Bakare O. O. made a release to the effect ref. AOLG/CM/EXE/Vol.1/01 and dated 5th December, 2023, a copy made available to Push News 24 International.
Valentine, in his letter, accused Engr. Sei for abandoning his duties despite still enjoying all the largesse accruable to his Office as a Special Adviser.
The offenses, according to the Executive Chairman, represents a delineation of public trust and service to the good people of Amuwo Odofin and are considered serious misconduct and liable to punishment.
The suspension letter also stated that pending when further action is decided, the SA’s benefits, and other pay-outs are suspended with immediate effect.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has the winner of the 2023 governorship election held in the state on Saturday.
Sanwo-Olu scored 762,134 to defeat both the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidates, Rhodes-Vivour, and his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor – they polled 312,329 and 62,449 respectively.
The incumbent governor polled the highest votes in Ikeja, Apapa, Badagry, Lagos Island, Epe, Agege, Ibeju-lekki, Kosofe, Surulere, and Somolu.
Other areas, where the governor won big include Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos Mainland, Alimosho, Ojo, Ikorodu, Mushin and Oshodi.
Declaring Sanwo-Olu the winner of the election, the INEC’s state Collation/Returning Officer, and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Ondo State, Prof Adenike Temidayo Oladiji said: “I declare that the governorship candidate of the APC, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, having satisfied the requirements of the law by scoring 25 per cent in two-third of the local government areas in the state, and also scoring the highest number of valid votes cast is hereby declared winner and returned elected.” Reacting to the result, Chairman of the LP in Lagos State and LP agent at the collation centre, Mrs. Dayo Ekong, rejected the result. While reciting the second stanza of the national anthem, she described the whole electoral process as a sham, saying, “This is an election that is laced with violence, and people were massively disenfranchised. The INEC has lowered its standard and Labour Party totally rejects the results.” Bellow are break down of the final results: A – 800 AA- 904 AAC – 627 ADC- 6078 ADP- 2833 APC- 762134 APL – 884 APP- 259 BP- 616 LP- 312329 NNPP- 1583 NRM- 340 PDP- 62449 SDP- 1746 YPP- 461 ZLP- 1635
It is a sad moment for the body of youths and students in Lagos State as the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youths and Students Affairs, Mr Omotayo Sanyaolu, has been reported to have been killed by the impact of an auto crash he was involved in Lagos State.
Push News International reports that the accident that claimed the life of the governor’s aide occurred on his way home after his daily routines.
Push News 24 International also gathered that the accident occurred on friday around 10pm and the former Lagos State APC Youth Leader could not get immediate help but was assisted by spirited citizens to a nearby hospital where medical experts had been battling to save his life from life threatening injuries which he had sustained.
Tayo was said to have later been pronounced dead by medical examiners.
According further reports, the unfortunate accident occurred in the early hours on Friday, at about 4.01 AM, within the vicinity of Army Cantonment, Maryland, Ikeja
Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr, Femi Oke-Osanyantolu, confirmed the sad accident.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu,”Upon arrival at the scene it was discovered that a black Toyota Camry with registration number LAGH 32, while on top speed rammed into the Keystone Bank ATM located close to the Army Cantonment, Ikeja.
“Unfortunately, an adult male, Sanyanolu, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle died on impact and his remains were immediately bagged upon arrival of emergency responders.
“These have been handed over to the cantonment officer on duty (Officer Musa)
The affected vehicle was recovered with the aid of LASEMA’s light towing vehicle to a layby.”
Sanwo-Olu’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Jubril Gawat, confirmed Sanyaolu’s death.
Gawat shared a caption with Tayo’s image and tweeted: “Goodnight Tayo
Tayo was the immediate past, All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in Lagos State, he will be surely missed by all particular his Surulere Constituency.
APC House of Representative Candidate, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi popularly called PLS has commiserate with Amuwo Odofin Constituents over Ibeshe boat mishap on July 8 which resulted in the loss of lives.
PLS in his message during a visit lamented the effects of the heavy rains which contributed to the easing of such occurrence. He advise commuters to be more saftey conscious and use life-jackets. The Awori born Prince also showed his displeasure over why the operators of the ferry compromise of the needed safety standards, insisting on penalty for the operstors.
In the same vein, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a probe into the Mile 2-Ibeshe boat accident, the governor who is deeply saddened by the incident commiserate with the families who lost their loved ones.
“The police are probing into what went wrong and treating the sad incident as criminal. The boat, which is said to be unlicensed, obviously broke the waterways rules of “no night travel and no overloading” he said.
Push News 24 International reports that according to an eye witness not all of the passengers wore life jackets and the boat did not take off from a government-approved jetty.
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and others are assisting the investigators.
“Anybody who is found to have contributed in any way to this tragedy will surely face the law to ensure that we do not have any such incidents in future”.
“The waterways rules and regulations are clear; they must be respected in accordance with the greatest value that the Sanwo-Olu administration places on human life”.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. May The Almighty strengthen them in this difficult time”. Sanwo-Olu added. No fewer than 13 more bodies have been recovered from the ill-fated boat sailing from Mile 2 to Ibeshe, a suburb of Lagos, on Saturday, bringing the total dead bodies recovered to 17.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Zonal Coordinator, South-West, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, made the disclosure in a statement, yesterday, in Lagos.
Farinloye said: “Late yesterday night (Saturday), two more bodies were recovered in addition to the two earlier recovered in the morning. With this, it is now a total of 17 bodies recovered.
Sanwo-Olu Gets Clean Bill to Run for Second Term, As Tinubu Raises Governor’s Hand in Endorsement
…Lagos APC Stakeholders Meet, Unanimously Approve Governor’s Re-Election …Asiwaju Paid for My Second Term Nomination Form – Says Gov.
Will Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu be the standard bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 gubernatorial election in Lagos State? This question has finally been answered by an open endorsement of the Governor and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, for a second term in office by the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the entire members of the Lagos State chapter of the APC.
At the party’s stakeholders’ meeting held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa on Friday, Tinubu physically raised the hands of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat in approval of their bid to continue in office beyond 2023.
This development puts all rumours surrounding the recent endorsement of Sanwo-Olu for a second term by the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) to rest.
Tinubu’s endorsement of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat has also laid to rest the speculations in some quarters, especially some online news platforms few days ago that the APC National Leader dumped Sanwo-Olu for a former Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Civil Service, Mustapha Olorunfemi.
Tinubu said the Governor and his deputy have built an unbreakable team to raise the bar of excellence in governance and service delivery in the State, with visible achievements and progress to show for their efforts. This, the APC National Leader said, earned the duo the opportunity to return for second term, and not a blank endorsement which many politicians sought.
Tinubu, a leading presidential hopeful on APC platform, said Lagos under Sanwo-Olu’s leadership had remained a State of pride for residents and other Nigerians who crave responsive governance and progress.
He said: “We have a brilliant Governor at the helm of affairs, who is supported by his deputy to build an unbreakable team that has raised the bar of excellence in governance in Lagos. I specially thank Dr. Hamzat, who has been a very good assistant and a pillar of support to the Governor.
“Sanwo-Olu with Hamzat has raised an impenetrable team. I commend both of you and all members of the cabinet. You have all done wonderfully well and I must say that I am very proud of you.”
The raising of Sanwo-Olu’s hand by Tinubu was preceded by a motion moved by the Vice Chairman of APC (Lagos East), Hon. Saidat Oladunjoye, for open endorsement of the Governor by the party’s leadership. The motion was seconded by a member representing Alimosho Constituency in the House of Assembly, Hon. Kehinde Joseph. This attracted a resounding approval from all stakeholders in attendance.
The APC National Leader, however, said the party in Lagos would not prevent any aspirant vying for any position from testing their strength at the primaries, noting that all candidates that would be fielded by the party across elective positions must go through a delegate electoral system.
Tinubu said: “Aspirants who are showing interest in positions from House of Assembly to governorship, go and get your forms; you are going to contest primaries. There will not be any favouritism in the primaries.
“We want you to contest and test your popularity. Nobody will ask to step down for another aspirant. Let all aspirants mobilise their supporters; if you win, you win. If you lose, there will not be a refund of the nomination form.”
Tinubu charged all leaders holding the party structure at the local government level to rise above their challenges and work with the community leaders in their respective councils to mobilise for the APC victory at the general election.
He directed the resolution of all grievances and disagreements causing disaffection among party members ahead of the primaries, stressing that division would not bring any good to party candidates standing for election.
Speaking during the stakeholders meeting, Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed that Asiwaju Tinubu paid the N50million fee for APC Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for his second term bid.
“Asiwaju Tinubu is a generous man and he is doing a lot for people. He paid for my APC nomination and expression of interest forms to run for the second term,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu expressed appreciation to Tinubu for his guidance and thanked the GAC leaders for standing by his government despite personal attacks they suffered from those the Governor referred to as “wayward children” who turned against the party elders after benefiting from them.
The Governor said it was time for the party members across levels to foster cohesion and work for the APC’s success in the State and at the federal level.
Sanwo-Olu, who described Tinubu as a “priceless symbol” of Lagos, said all hands must be on deck to ensure the State was not robbed of the presidential ticket of APC at the national primaries of the party.
He said: “It is time to come together as determined party members and show genuine love towards our National Leader, who is our priceless symbol and pride in Lagos. We are taking him national and we must ensure his house is fully united.“
The stakeholders’ meeting, convened at the instance of Tinubu, was attended by Lagos APC chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, party executive members, GAC members, senatorial leaders and stalwarts across all local councils in the State.
Lagos State Government has been watching closely events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW). There have been claims and counter claims over the control of the union.
The Government has a duty to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians and visitors. Therefore, there is an urgent need to douse the unnecessary tension generated by the leadership tussle in the NURTW and protect the citizenry from the likely fallout of the situation, hence, it took a bold step to setup an independent committee to handle park business in the State of Excellence.
According to a release made available to Push News 24 International, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly called MC OLUOMO has been appointed as the Chairman of the newly established Parks Management Committee.
Parks Management Committee
The Lagos State Government has set up a committee to oversee the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the State.
This is in fulfillment of the Government’s promise to ensure that events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) are not allowed to threaten law and order.
The Government has, therefore, exercised its constitutional powers to ensure that no vacuum, which can disrupt the peace of our dear State, is allowed to exist in the parks. This is a duty we owe all Lagosians and visitors.
Members of the committee, who have been selected following consultations with stakeholders in the sector, are:
Mr. Hakeem Odumosu (AIG Rtd) – Government Liaison Officer
Alh Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya – Chairman
Alh Sulyman B. Ojora – (Deputy Chairman)
Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam (Secretary)
Comrade Olayiwola Lemboye
Alhaji Mustapha Adekunle
Alhaji Ganiyu Shittu
Alhaji Mukaila Runsewe
Alhaji Sulyman Yusuf
Alhaji Mufutau Mutiu
Alhaji Yinka Hassan
Alhaji Sunday Ogunleye
Alhaji Moshood Omojowa
Alhaji Ismaila Aigoro
Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf. O
Alhaji Akeem Tijani
Mrs. Omolabake Adelakun
Comrade Kazeem Hassan
Alhaji Wasiu Amole
Alhaji Ganiyu Ayinde
Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye
John Victor Owolabi
Members of the committee are to report to the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.
The Government on March 10 suspended NURTW operations in all parks and garages, following the tension sparked by some events in the union.