MR. BALOGUN MORUFF OLORUNREMILEKUN – Head of Procurement Unit

Balogun Moruff Olorunremilekun is an indigene of Lagos Island. He was born on 15th August, 1967 in Lagos Island. He had his primary education in Lagos before he proceeded to Iponri Grammar School, Iporin, Lagos where he pass his West African School Certificate examination.

Balogun attended Lagos State College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin, Lagosand obtained a National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Economics/Business Management. He later proceeded to the University of Ibadan for his Bachelor degree in Guidance and Counseling/Political Science and graduated in 1998. Balogun also hold a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Lagos and a Master’s of Education (M.Ed)  in Guidance and Counseling from Lagos State University  in 2003 and 2009 Respectively.

Mr. Balogun Moruff Olorunremilekun joined Lagos State Public Service as a Secondary School Teacher and he taught for 20 years before converting to Procurement Cadre in 2012. Balogun as a procurement officer has worked at different MDAs of the State which include Education District I, Agege as Assistant Chief Procurement Officer, later he was posted to Cabinet Office, State Tender Board as Chief Procurement officer between year 2012 and 2015. Presently, he is an Assistant Director in the procurement unit of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.

He is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) and a member of Procurement Officers Association of Nigeria (POAN).

He is married and blessed with three Children.

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ADEKOYA ODUKOYA MOJIBADE – Head ICT Unit

ADEKOYA, ODUKOYA MOJIBADE  was Born in the quiet town of Ode-Remo in Ogun State into the family of Late Chief Adekoya and Mrs. AdekoyaOdukoya Mojibade started her elementary education career at Wesley School, Ode – Remo.  She had her West African School Certificate at Ode Remo High School and proceeded to Ogun State College of Education to study Mathematics and Integrated Science.

She studied Computer Science and Education in Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye) where she bagged a Bachelor of Science and Education degree in Computer Science (Combined Honors).

She is a member of Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) and member of Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (MCPN).    She is married to Mr. Samson Odukoya.

OdukoyaMojibade started her working career with the Lagos State Civil Service in year 2000 as a Computer Service Officer on grade level 08 in the Ministry of Science and Technology.  However, the cadre was later redesigned to Program Analyst II.

She has since worked in various Ministries and agencies of Government which include; Lagos State Governors Office as the Resource Centre Personnel in April 2002,  Ministry of Commerce and Industry in 2005, Ministry of Home affairs and Culture and Lagos State Liaison Office also as Resource Centre Personnel in 2007. She was also the  head of Information Communication Technology (ICT) of the Civil Service Commission in 2009

Her services were deployed to Civil Service Commission in 2009 to Head Information Communication Technology (ICT) unit,the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2015 from where she was posted to her present position in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to head the ICT Unit in January 2016.

Odukoya Mojibade is a Chief Program Analyst and has participated in various capacities towards the development and achievement of goals of Lagos State.

Citp. OdukoyaMojibadeis a member of Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) and a member of Computer Professional (Registration Council of Nigeria) (MCPN).    She is happily married to Mr. Samson Odukoya.

Her hobbies are reading, cooking and meeting people and learning new things and new ideas.

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Ms. OWUYE RISIKATU DUPE – Head of Planning, Research and Statistics

Owuye, Risikatu. D (Miss) was born on 12th December, 1972 an indigene of Epe (Ibeju-Lekki), Lagos State of Nigeria. She attended St. Michael Primary School, Epe between 1976 – 1981, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate,Alaro Community High School, Iraye- Oke, Epe 1981 – 1986 and Magbon Alade Grammar School, Magbon, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos 1988-1989.

 

She proceeded to Lagos State Polytechnic; Isolo between 1989-1991 for her Ordinary National Diploma in Banking and Finance .She later obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Ogun State University now Olabisi Onabanjo University and did her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with the Akwa Savings & Loans Ltd, UyoAkwa Ibom State.

 

She joined Lagos State Civil Service in year 2000 as Inspector of Taxes and worked in so many Tax Stations between 2000-2005.  Due to transfer of Service from the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue now Lagos State Internal Revenue Service to Public Service mainstream, She was deployed to Lagos State Treasury Office (STO) between Y2005 -Y2007.  She was re-designated from Post of Senior Inspector of Taxes to Principal Planning Officer. She worked in Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations between 2007-2010 later deployed to Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation between Y2010- 18th January, 2016 where she became the Head of Planning Research and Statistics Department.

 

 

Owuye Risikatu Dupe is presently the Head of Planning, Research and Statistics Unit, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development. Her hobby is reading, dancing and cooking.

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Mrs. ODUWOLE GBEMISOLA ADERONKE – Head Audit Unit

Mrs. Oduwole, G.Awas born on 25th January, 1976 an indigene of Odogbolu, OgunState of Nigeria. She attended Oluwalogbon Primary School, Ketu, Lagos where she obtained School Leaving Certificate from 1980 to 1986 and St. Anthony’s Grammar School, Esure Ijebu Mushin Ogun State from 1987 to 1992.

 

She proceeded to Kwara State Polytechnics between 1995 to 1999 for Ordinary National Diploma and Higher Diploma in Accounting and Auditing and she did her National Youth Service Corp with the Warri South Local Government, Warri, Delta State in 2000.

 

She joined Lagos State Civil Service in November 2001 as a Higher Executive Officer (Audit) on Grade Level 08. She had worked and served as Internal Auditor in the following Ministries: Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Home.

Mrs. Oduwole Gbemisola A.  is presently the Head, Internal Audit Unit, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development. Her hobby is cooking and fashion designing, She is married with 4 (Four) Children.

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AMBODE MOURNS PASSAGE OF FORMER MINISTER, OLUBI 

…Says Nation Has Lost A Woman of Substance

 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday expressed shock and sadness over the death of foremost accountant and a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi.

 

Dr. Olubi, who was a former President of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), was appointed the first female Chairman of United Bank of Africa (UBA) in 1984, passed on at the age of 80 on Saturday.

 

Governor Ambode in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, described Dr. Olubi as a distinguished businesswoman, banker, economist and accountant, who cut her teeth in the corporate world.

 

The Governor recalled the former minister’s decades of distinguished career in the private and public sectors of national life, saying she was a role model to the future generation.

 

“Dr. Olubi was a woman of many firsts; she wrote her name in gold in the banking industry and was a pace-setter and leader in banking, manufacturing and entrepreneurship not only in Nigeria but also in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

“It was not surprising that she was a proud and well-deserved recipient of National honours, fellowships, awards and honorary degrees from within and outside the country,’’ Governor Ambode said.

 

The Governor said Dr. Olubi’s legacies would continue to be a source of inspiration to the younger generation.

 

Governor Ambode also prayed for the peaceful repose of her soul, urging her family to draw strength from the legacies she stood for while she was alive and the fact that she was a devout Christian.

 

“On behalf of my family and the people of Lagos state, I want to express our heartfelt condolence to the family of Dr. Olubi, on this great and irreparable loss.

 

“I had always admired her demeanor. She was a woman of true character, substance and quiet nobility. We will sorely miss her”, he said.

 

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GOV. AMBODE HANDS OVER ROAD IN LAFENWA PANADA STREET, ISOLO LCDA AS PART OF 114 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ROADS

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STAY OFF HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES – LAGOS WARNS OKADA RIDERS

Lagos State Government has announced the immediate enforcement of restriction of “Okada” from plying highways, bridges and the 475 roads identified in Schedule II of the Road Traffic Law 2012.

The State Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi made the announcement at a joint press briefing with the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde and the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni on the “Enforcement of Restriction of Okada and Tricycles on Lagos Roads” at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.

Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi emphasised that the reinvigoration of the enforcement on the restriction should not been seen as a ban but rather as a Law that has been implemented over time and needs new impetus, saying that, “the new commitment is as a result of the recent surge in crime traced to the activities of some unscrupulous Okada Riders”.

He declared that the restriction on Okada has not been lifted as opined in some quarters, adding that the lull in enforcement was to facilitate engagement of stakeholders through enlightenment of the various groups of Okada riders on the need to abide by the rules guiding their operations especially during this festive period.

According to him, “the State will not tolerate Okada on restricted roads, highways and bridges; will not condone Okada driving against traffic especially those who ply their trade along Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway and Ojota – Ikorodu Town and those who use BRT restricted/reserve lane as well all those stated in Schedule II of State Traffic Law”.

Elegushi explained that in line with the present administration’s plan to build a Lagos that works for all, the Ministry of Transportation frequently holds discussions with Unions/Associations of Tricycle operators and Okada operators to ensure members abide by public safety.

While disclosing that a plan for joint enforcement involving State’s Traffic apparatus, such as the Police, Task Force and the Unions will be activated to ensure a robust enforcement, he urged military personnel and para-military organizations to also obey the Law.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde explained further that the planned full enforcement will be done in partnership with the Unions because the State government intends to implement the plan through persuasion, enlightenment and collective responsibility.

Ayorinde noted that the full weight of the Law will be brought to bear on those who fail to abide by the restriction order, while stressing that all residents in the State are expected to conduct their businesses within the ambit of the Law.

In his comment, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, represented by Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Mr. Imohimi Oluwole Edgal said the enforcement strategy is a tripartite one involving not just the Police but also Union members and other agencies of Lagos State.

He noted that past efforts will be built upon with a view to ensuring that the restriction is adhered to and criminals who disguise as operators are apprehended promptly.

The Commissioner of Police urged the Union to ensure that a safe distance is kept between their parks and financial institutions and banks to enable the Police effectively monitor the institutions during the festivals.

Mr.Owoseni also said that plans are afoot to curb the use of Okada by military men and police officers by engaging with their bosses, saying “the Law is no respecter of persons”.

In their remarks, the various associations of Okada operators in the State expressed their support for the joint enforcement in order to ensure compliance.

They therefore promised that their members will be adequately briefed on the plans of the Government even though they are not new initiatives.

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LAGOS PAYS N941M TO 228 RETIREES FOR NOVEMBER

The Lagos State Pension Commission has again paid another batch of 228 retirees from the Mainstream Civil Service, Local Governments, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Teachers Establishment and Pensions Office (TEPO) and other parastatals of Government the sum of N941m for the month of November, 2016.

Speaking at the 33rd Retirement Benefit Bond Presentation ceremony held recently at Ikeja, the Director-General, LASPEC, Mrs. Folashade Onanuga stated that the present administration has from August, 2015 to date paid the total sum of N21.929 billion as accrued pension rights to 5,027 retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme.

She reiterated the commitment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in ensuring the welfare of the employees both in and out of office through prompt payment of their salaries and pension.

Mrs. Onanuga however noted that, only Programmed Withdrawal benefit option is presently available to the beneficiaries, pending when Life Insurance Companies open Operational Account jointly with a Pension Fund Custodian (PFC) to secure the funds for the provider of annuity services.

She advised the retirees to take good care of their health by going for comprehensive check-ups, desist from frivolous spending or invest in ventures that would not afford them peace of mind, stressing that they should be wary of fraudsters or any scheme that promises quick gains.

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LAGOS PRESENT CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION TO HAJJ 2016 PILGRIMS

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has presented Certificate of Participation to pilgrims who performed 2016 hajj as part of the reward system initiated by the State Government to recognize pilgrims’ exceptional service and good representation in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking during the presentation, the State Commissioner for Home Affairs who is also the Lagos State Amir-ul-Hajj for 2016, Dr. Abdul-Lateef Abdul-Akeem stated that the gesture is informed by the need to reward the pilgrims whom he described as worthy ambassador of the State.

He stated that most people who embark on such journey to the holy land often abscond or involve themselves in act that can tarnish the image of the State and the country as a whole.

“We hope to continue on our effort in constantly improving the welfare package for our pilgrims and also ensure that the performance of hajj rites is stress free,” he said.

Abdul Lateef also said that people are already taking advantage of some of the reforms and new policies introduced by the board such as “Pay Small- Small”, Regular Standard, “Lagos International” and other initiatives to enhance the success of Hajj exercise in 2017.

Describing the pay small-small package, he noted that the package provides an opportunity for intending pilgrims to pay in installments, depending on the arrangement adopted by the pilgrim.

“Pay a sum of fifty thousand naira only (N50, 000.00) per week for a period of six months or pay a sum of two hundred thousand naira only (N200, 000.00) monthly for six months”. You would have succeeded in making up for the initial deposit of One Million, two hundred thousand naira (N 1.2 Million) as initial deposit,” he said.

Continuing he said, “Lagos International is a fresh scheme introduced by the State. This scheme will allow intending pilgrims to choose the date of arrival on the completion of the Hajj exercise. Pilgrims on this package are expected to purchase a return ticket on their own bill to enable them leave the holy land ahead of other pilgrims.

“The Regular Standard” is the normal package of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board. Intending pilgrims on this package are expected to spend the standard number of days for the Hajj exercise in the holy land,” he stated.

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LAGOS TO PARTNER EURONEWS ON BRAND AWARENESS

In a bid to create brand awareness and further showcase the potentials of Lagos State to international audience, an arrangement is being put together to collaborate with Euro News through its new product, Pan African Channel as part of concerted efforts to use entertainment to drive tourism in the State.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde made this known at a meeting with the Senior Account Director of Euronews, Marianne Michelette when she paid a courtesy visit to his office in Alausa.

Speaking during the meeting, Ayorinde restated the commitment of the State Government to “continue to welcome relationship that will be of mutual benefit”.

He enumerated the enormous potentials of the State that would be of interest to the international audience, especially the gale of projects and programmes across all sectors embarked upon by the current administration in its bid to ensure socio-economic development of the State.

Among the programmes listed by Ayorinde that could kick start the partnership, are those lined for the rest of the year, such as the Lagos Street Party holding in Victoria Island on December 3rd and 4th, the eight-day “One Lagos Fiesta” that will hold simultaneously in the five divisions of the State from December 24 and end with the “Cross-over” fireworks on December 31 as well as the “Lagos at 50” scheduled for 2017.

The Commissioner expressed happiness that the success of the “One Lagos Fiesta” last year, especially the superlative fireworks has earned Lagos a position among the 10 cities whose Cross-over fireworks would be relayed across the globe.

While commending Euronews for its unique reporting style, especially for being the only multi-lingual channel in Europe, Ayorinde urged the station to take advantage of the gale of programmes to raise awareness on its inherent potentials.

Earlier, the Senior Account Director, accompanied by Mr. Felix Eguagbor, Director Africa, Vision Plus Media, stated that the purpose of the visit was to seek partnership with Lagos State on the new product of EuroNews, the Pan African Channel, which is a platform to propagate narratives of African countries from African perspective.

She recognised the significant importance of Lagos State in Africa, describing it as a vibrant city with great potentials, hence the need to create a brand awareness on the State.
Michelete expressed the readiness of the station to report the various programmes of the State through different magazines, adding that the new platform would be the most appropriate to relay events about Lagos State.

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