Aborishade reaffirms resolve for political improvement in Surulere
- Announces intention to run for chairmanship
- Vows to change Surulere politics
Lagos philanthropist, Honourable Aborishade Kayode Oluwasegun, on Tuesday officially declared his intention to run for the chairmanship of Surulere Local Government.
‘’Our time to rise has come and I promise to change Surulere Local Government politics’’ he said.
In a letter to the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Surulere Chapter, Hon Shakirudeen Sanni Ajao, party leaders and the entire members of the ruling party in Surulere, Hon Aborishade reiterated his determination to improve the life of the people of Surulere, especially the youths, women and the elderly.
The authentic member of the nation’s ruling party said he paid his dues to the local government (party and community) through his various poverty alleviation programmes and philanthropic endeavors.
Aborishade, who has been endorsed by all the relevant stake holders in Surulere and beyond for the chairmanship position, said his chairmanship ambition was virtually signed, sealed and delivered by the good people of Surulere.
‘’It is a call to serve my people, to make life better and Surulere a glorious community’’
He recalled his efforts at working for the greatness of the party and his support to various candidates in the past,
Aborishade promised to abide by the rules for the contest.
‘’I also pledge to abide by the rules and regulations for the emergence of a credible candidate’’
LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR
CIRCLE MALL LOOTING: SANWO-OLU PROMISES TAX BREAK, FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
…Governor Implores Lagosians On Re-Orientation Of Value System
Following recent looting and burning of several shops and stores at Circle Mall in Lekki by hoodlums following the hijack of the EndSARS protests, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised to assist the tenants and shop owners at the mall for them to bounce back to business.
Speaking on Sunday during a condolence visit and meeting with tenants and shop owners at the Mall in Lekki, Governor Sanwo-Olu said Lagos State Government will give tax break and some financial assistance to all the business owners affected by the ugly incident.
It would be recalled that some hoodlums went on rampage on Wednesday October 21, after the EndSARS protests were hijacked, and looted property worth billions of naira at Circle Mall and also set parts of the building ablaze.
Speaking on his administration’s readiness to assist those affected by destruction in Circle Mall, Lekki, Governor Sanwo-Olu said Lagos State Government will not leave the people to bear the pains alone, noting that government will assist them to returm to their respective businesses.
The Governor said Lagos State Government will give all business owners in the burnt Circle Mall tax break of PAYE and also appealed to Federal Government to ensure that they get tax relief from from the Federal Internal Revenue Services (FIRS).
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the State Government will give victims of the Circle Mall financial support, which will be in form of grant or loans to cushion the effect of the looting and destruction of their respective shops and stores.
Sanwo-Olu said the grant support is a non refundable financial support to the victims. He said the affected businesses are not expected to pay back while the lending support would be in form of a loan, adding that he is already discussing with some financial institutions to assist people with zero interest loans.
Sanwo-Olu also asked the shop owners to reach out to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and urged them to make use of the opportunities being provided by the agency in assisting people who are in business, especially small scale businesses.
The Governor further implored people on reorientation of value system and civil responsibility for everybody to be agent of positive change in their community and anywhere they found themselves.
Reiterating his administration’s commitment to security of lives and property in the state, Sanwo-Olu said that Lagos State will no longer tolerate hoodlums looting and destroying government and private businesses and properties.
He said though Lagos State Government cannot stop people from coming into the state, the Governor warned people with criminal intentions to go elsewhere before being smoked out by the government.
The Governor said his government is ready to encourage people who are in Lagos for business and would go extra mile to protect businesses in the state.
Speaking earlier, the tenants at Circle Mall, thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for showing empathy in the face of daunting challenges. They asked him to assist them financially so as to get back on their feet.
They also appealed to Lagos State Government to strengthen security around the Circle Mall to prevent future occurrences of the two attacks they suffered in the last 13 months.
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY
NOVEMBER 2, 2020
SANWO – OLU HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS OF LAGOS STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the nomination of a new Chairman and Members of the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission.
In a Statement released by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, stated that Mr. Governor’s approval of the new Nominees, which was in accordance with the provisions of relevant State Laws, was consequent upon the expiration of the tenure of Office of the former Commission Chairman and members, to whom he expressed Government’s deep appreciation for the services rendered to the State.
The statement noted that the newly nominated Chairman and Members, whose appointments is subject to the confirmation of the Lagos State House of Assembly, had been considered based on their sterling credentials, integrity and depth of experience in Local Government Administration. The Nominees are:
LAGOS STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION (LGSC)
i. Hon. Kamal Baiyewu – Chairman
ii. Hon. Taofeek Adaranijo – Member
iii. Mr. Ahmed Seriki – Member
iv. Engr. Biodun Orekoya – Member
v. Hon. Akeem Bamgbola – Member
Hakeem Muri- Okunola
Head of Service
2 November 2020.