• Lagos government acquires land in 3 states for farming – official

    Lagos government acquires land in 3 states for farming – official

    Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mr Steve Ayorinde, said that the state government has acquired land in Ogun, Ondo and Osun states for farming.

    Ayorinde told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the land was acquired for large scale mechanised farming.

    The commissioner, who did not disclose the quantity acquired, said the state was planning to acquire more land in Oyo state.

    “ Lagos has the smallest land mass in the country, 23 per cent of that land is […]

  • Lagos govt, Japanese firm partner on $1 billion rail project

    Lagos govt, Japanese firm partner on $1 billion rail project

    The Lagos State Government, In conjunction with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has unveiled the Lagos Urban Railway Development project which is aimed at paving the way for a new transportation system to be called the Automated Guide Transit (AGT) – a type of monorail.

    The survey titled, “Lagos Urban Railway Development Project in the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, was revealed at a seminar held last week in Ikeja with all the relevant stakeholders in attendance.

    The study showed that the new […]

  • Nigeria spends $11bn yearly on food importation – Lagos government

    Nigeria spends $11bn yearly on food importation – Lagos government

    The Lagos State Government says Nigeria spends $11bn (N3.1tn) annually to import wheat, rice, sugar and fish.

    The government stated this on Wednesday at a capacity building workshop for heads of agriculture department in the 57 local government and local council development areas of the state in Ikeja.

    At the event, organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olayiwole Onasanya, said Nigeria’s importation rate was worrisome.

    Quoting from a Central Bank […]

  • It’s illegal to render your wives jobless – Lagos government tells husbands

    It’s illegal to render your wives jobless – Lagos government tells husbands

    Lagos State Government has described as illegal and unacceptable, the act of rendering women, particularly housewives jobless, saying the act is economic abuse and amounts to domestic violence.

    This is as the lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, and the Director of the Lagos State Office of Public Defender (OPD), Mrs Rotimi Tolani, said the perpetrators of the child defilement and rape would be liable to life imprisonment upon conviction.

    The government also said those who fail to report case […]

  • Lagos Government to make Yoruba Language compulsory in schools

    Lagos Government to make Yoruba Language compulsory in schools

    Lagos State Government has concluded plans to make the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in all its public schools.

    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State represented by his deputy Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said that the subject will be taught in primary schools and junior secondary schools JSS3 across the state.

    He disclosed this yesterday at a stakeholders forum organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly at Academy hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos on the need to make Yoruba Language a compulsory […]

  • Lagos Government to set up Citizens Information Centres, says Ayorinde

    Lagos Government to set up Citizens Information Centres, says Ayorinde

    In recognition of the crucial role that information management plays in the success or failure of any administration, the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Information and Strategy, will soon set up Citizens’

    Information Centres across the state to serve as a one-stop-shop for all residents to access public information.

    The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, disclosed this in Alausa during a briefing to commemorate the first year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the State.

    He reiterated […]

  • Ambode advises residents to verify landed property before purchase

    Ambode advises residents to verify landed property before purchase

    Lagos State Government, to avoid the pains of property demolition  yesterday urged prospective property owners to ensure that they crosscheck properly the status of the land before embarking on construction.

    The advice came on the background of what transpired during the site inspection by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ganiyu Johnson, to some areas in the state.

    At Isiba Oluwo, in Alimosho Local government area (LGA), where road construction is ongoing, it was discovered that a property, located along the […]

  • Landlords mandated to pay land use charge, says Lagos government

    Landlords mandated to pay land use charge, says Lagos government

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government on Monday said that owners of landed property were the ones mandated by law to pay the Land Use Charge as and when due.

    The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Dr Mustapha Akinkunmi, disclosed this during a news conference in Ikeja.

    Akinwunmi said that since introduction of the charge, there had been controversy on who should pay the charge between landlords and the tenants.

    “It is the landlords that are expected to pay the charge.

    “They can have […]