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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Launches The Blue Rail Line & Lagos Food Bank.




Gov. Sanwo-Olu has spent these past few days making history, from lauchung the Blue Rail Line to establishing the one if it's kind Lagos Food Bank. His passion for the betterment of the lives of Lagos has been echoed by the people on the streets of Lagos to leaders in Kigali, Rwanda, and investors in Cairo, Egypt . Watch and share this highlight video of his recent activities.


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These are a few highlights of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu activities in the past few days.


The Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has taken part in the Nigerian Governors Forum and the United Nations Development Programme Executive Leadership Retreat, held in the city of Kigali.


The three-day retreat, themed "Reimagining Leadership in a Rapidly Changing World," has seen the participation of distinguished panelists including Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and former President of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka.


The primary objective of this retreat is to illuminate practical solutions that can be adopted in our country as we navigate the prevailing economic, environmental, and political challenges, with a central emphasis on sustainable growth.


By the end of the retreat, participants will gain enhanced insights into strategic partnerships for sustainable leadership and progressive development across the African continent.


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The Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has taken part in the Nigerian Governors Forum and the United Nations Development Programme Executive Leadership Retreat, held in the city of Kigali.


The three-day retreat, themed "Reimagining Leadership in a Rapidly Changing World," has seen the participation of distinguished panelists including Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and former President of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka.


The primary objective of this retreat is to illuminate practical solutions that can be adopted in our country as we navigate the prevailing economic, environmental, and political challenges, with a central emphasis on sustainable growth.


By the end of the retreat, participants will gain enhanced insights into strategic partnerships for sustainable leadership and progressive development across the African continent.

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To conclude the NGF and UNDP Executive Leadership Retreat, a closing dinner hosted by His Excellency President Paul Kagame was held to honor the visiting governors of Nigeria.


The dinner provided an opportunity for him to foster goodwill between both countries. During the event, engaging discussions took place, ideas were shared, and potential collaborations in different sectors were explored.


Ultimately, this exemplifies the significance of international relations and the shared commitment to fostering friendship and cooperation between Rwanda and Nigeria

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His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with unwavering dedication to the achievements of the THEMES + Agenda, which seeks to foster comprehensive progress through the integration of diverse voices, including youth and women.


Mr. Governor was privileged to express the government's commitment at a dinner and launch event for the programmatic offering of the United Nations Development Programme Innovation Centre.


He also reiterated the administration's preparedness to support the UNDP initiative in Lagos, emphasizing the imperative of empowering the youth within the burgeoning tech ecosystem to propel our state's development

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Mr. Governor had the opportunity to participate in a guided tour and engagement at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.


It was a deeply impactful experience as he learned about the horrific events that took place during the Rwandan genocide.


As he moved further into the place, he was surrounded by the stories, photographs, and artifacts of the victims. There is a deep understanding of the immense suffering and loss that occurred.


It was a stark reminder of the consequences of hatred, discrimination, and division within society.

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in collaboration with Access Holdings Plc, paid a visit to the headquarters of AFREXIM in Cairo, Egypt, for a pivotal strategic meeting.


The primary objective of this meeting was to engage in discussions and explore partnership opportunities aimed at strategically financing various infrastructure projects of the Lagos State Government.


During the meeting, the Governor highlighted a range of significant projects, including the Fourth Mainland Bridge, the second phase of the Blue Line rail, the Omu Creek Project, the Lekki-Epe International Airport, and the Lagos Food Systems and Logistics Hub in Epe.


By joining forces with esteemed global financial partners like AFREXIM, the Governor aims to expedite the execution of these proposed projects, thereby fostering accelerated development within the state.

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Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, received today the Vice-Chancellor and members of the University of Ibadan @ 75 Anniversary Committee.


The award was presented to him during a courtesy visit at the Round House in Alausa.


During the award presentation, the team conducted an investiture of the Deputy Governor as an ambassador of the Premier University.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu cordially welcomed the Honorable Minister of Works, His Excellency Engineer David Umahi, to Lagos House Marina.


The primary objective of this meeting was to address matters of mutual interest and explore potential collaborations.


This visit provided an invaluable opportunity for us to exchange ideas and engage in discussions concerning significant projects and initiatives.

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The Governor had the pleasure of hosting His Excellency Mr. Peter Ryan, the Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland, at Lagos House.


The discussion encompassed a range of mutually interesting topics, including trade, investment, cultural exchange, and cooperation in various sectors such as information technology and tourism.


Furthermore, he emphasized that Lagos State is a hub for diplomatic activities, and we acknowledge its pivotal role in fostering bilateral cooperation.

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Mr Governor received a courtesy visit from the Comptroller of the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Bala Aliyu Dangana, along with other high-ranking officers.


During the meeting, the Governor emphasized the strategic importance of the Nigeria Immigration Service's inclusion in the Lagos State Security Council, given its responsibilities for border control, migrant management, and citizen movement within the country.


He also announced that Nissan would become a part of the Lagos State Security Council, starting from the upcoming Security Council meeting.


Furthermore, the Governor urged the NIS to undertake reforms aimed at streamlining and expediting the process of issuing and collecting passports for Nigerians, making it more efficient and faster

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended his congratulations to President Bola Tinubu following a significant victory at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja.


According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the victory is a testament to the hard work of APC members nationwide and a validation of the will of over eight million Nigerians who voted for the APC and President Tinubu.


Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his views and emphasized that the court's decision aligns with the choice made by millions of Nigerians who entrusted President Tinubu with a four-year mandate based on his track record and achievements as a two-term Governor of Lagos State.


Sanwo-Olu acknowledged the democratic process and the rule of law, highlighting that the election in February witnessed a significant voter turnout and resulted in President Tinubu's election as the President of Nigeria.


He also encouraged those who contested the election results to accept the court's decision gracefully

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The Lagos State Governor has inaugurated the distribution of food items to vulnerable households through the Lagos Food Bank program to mitigate the effects of the federal government's removal of fuel subsidy on Lagos residents.


The flag-off of the food bank program is part of the social and economic interventions by the administration to alleviate the suffering experienced by some Lagosians due to the increased transportation costs and food prices across the state.


The Governor has announced that the distribution of food items to vulnerable households will be carried out through various groups, institutions, non-governmental organizations, and community development committees, including people with disabilities and the Social Protection department in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, using the social register of vulnerable individuals in the state.


He urged them to ensure transparency in implementing the intervention and monitoring the community, with members drawn from religious groups, trade unions, people with disabilities, civil society/non-governmental organizations, youth groups, community development councils, and representatives of the Lagos State House of Assembly will be constituted.


Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu further stated that the distribution would be phased among the various beneficiary groups for ease of the distribution process. These groups will be duly informed of the collection dates.


The Governor also used the opportunity to appeal for support from well-meaning and public-spirited individuals and organizations for this program so that more of our people in need of this intervention can be reached



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