News Categories: Completed Projects

16 Mar
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Sanwo-Olu Launches LAGferry Mobile App, Commissions New Boats

The Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, has launched mobile app for Lagos Ferry Services, a transportation arm mandated to take full advantage of the state’s waterways, and also commissioned eight new ferries in addition to existing fleet of boats already servicing several corridors on Lagos waterways.

He explained that in pursuance of his administration’s T.H:E.M.E.S agenda, transportation system within the state was very important and as a result, needed special attention for Lagos to attain smart city status, and also to ease pains of long and uncomfortable commute for residents of the state.

Speaking at the commercial launch event on Tuesday, at Badore jetty, Lagos, Sanwo-Olu had disclosed that the launch was in fufillment of his campaign promises concerning provision of effective and integrated inter modal transportation systems, one of which was taking advantage of Lagos’ vast waterways through consumer friendly and safety conscious speed boats.

The governor had explained that a mobile app was necessary to facilitate better consumer experience, increase response rate to complaints and suggestions and also as a tool of accurate data collation on Lagos ferry services within the state.

He revealed that the eight boats being commissioned had been named after notable Nigerians including All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain , Bolo Tinubu, and stated that all the new ferries had been constructed locally using state of art mechanisms that could rival those of other major countries.

“Today, we are launching 8 units of additional ferries, named after prominent Lagosians including our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to complement the existing 6 ferries in the fleet of Lagos Ferry Service,”

“Let me emphasize that these boats were constructed here by our local builders and they come with state of the art technology you can find anywhere else in the world. We are proud of this feat and I am using this medium to once again assure our local builders of patronage and urge them to continue to maintain international best standard”.

The governor explained that addition of these boats would increase efficiency of ferry services in the state, as each boat had capacity to ferry 40 to 60 passengers per trip, and also encourage more people to avail themselves of a more comfortable means of transportation.

“The ferry boats we are launching today will commute passengers from Ikorodu, Ebute Ero, CMS, Badore, and Ikoyi amongst other routes. The idea is to decongest our roads and with these, more people will reach their destinations faster and with less stress than going by road,”

“Let me use this opportunity to assure lagosians that we have put in place adequate measures to ensure safety on our waterways through the empowerment of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) to effectively discharge its monitoring and regulatory duties. In the same vain, we will also sustain cordial relationship with federal regulatory agencies including Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA),”

“We intend to keep our waterways safe and would do all within our power to make it so. We are also fully committed to increase investment in the development of more routes on the water ways, construction of more jetties and provision of more modern ferry boats”.

Sanwo-Olu had called on interested private sector investors, stating that there were still many corridors to be created and that all who were ready to comply with laid down safety regulations were welcome to invest in Lagos water transportation sector.

“There is room for more private sector participation in water transportation as we continue to provide more facilities and ensure full compliance with safety regulations. Private investors are welcome as long as they are willing to comply with the high standard of operations expected of them,”

“As I draw to a close, let me emphasize that intermodal transportation is the way to go, given our natural endowment, increasing population and the need to ensure efficient movement of materials, goods, services and people. By the time the Lagos light rail project becomes effective and expanded, coupled with renewed efforts to improve water transportation in addition to numerous on-going roads development projects across the State, it is expected that a more robust public transportation would evolve in the State and Lagosians would be the better for it”.

Lagferry Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Abdulbaqi Balogun, in his address, lauded  Lagos as the ‘State of aquatic splendour’, being that it was surrounded by about thirteen lagoons and major rivers, notable among which are Lagos, Lekki, Yewa, Badagry, Ologe, Iyagbe, Kuramo, Apese, Epe and Mahin lagoons, all being fed by several rivers like Ogun, Ona/Ibu, Oshun, Shasha and Oni rivers.

Balogun had explained that every part of the state, and all five of its administrative divisions were accessible via its waterways which boasted of over thirty jetties, and a long history of water travel, especially as means of commuting goods and imported merchandise to hinterland areas of the state.

He described waterway transportation as a resounding solution to incessant traffic gridlock on Lagos roads, and highlighted that, with more people being ferried accross water to their destinations, at shorter times than would have held going by road, more people would choose the convenience and safety of ferry services, thereby freeing up the roads for seemless commute.

“Not only are our boats safe and spacious, they are also fitted with state of the art technology like built in wifi systems, on board entertainment systems, phone charging ports and trackers systems to ensure safety of lives and properties,”

“We intend to make commutes even easier as we will operate online and offline booking services, punctual ferry timing and an interactive app, which has been launched here today by our Governor, for an all round constumer experience,”

“Lagferry services is not open only to passengers as we offer safe, affordable  and professional haulage services accross the state, thus relieving the roads of heavy duty trucks which are main factors contributing to the incessant gridlock  and deterioration on our roads”.

Balogun disclosed that staff capacity building was paramount to him and his team, because they had realised that only with well trained and dedicated staff could all their goals be achieved.

“We just recently concluded our annual operational retreat to build capacity, prepare our workforce for challenges ahead, and instill our new core values of Safety, Teamwork, Excellent services, Customer-centric and Integrity (STECI) in all staff,”

“Lagferry is set to safely sail Lagos. Together, we shall redefine water transportation in the state and achieve a ‘Greater Lagos’”.

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15 Mar
By: lagosppa 1 0

Newer Lagos! Lagos State Govt. rehabilitates 150 dilapidated roads

The Lagos State Public Works Corporation has executed rehabilitation and palliative road works totaling 82,787.61 sqm at strategic sections on over 150 roads across the state.

The road repair intervention by the Lagos State Public Works is in actualization of the vision of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s administration to ensure free flow of vehicular movement with the removal of hindrances such as pot holes and other gridlock elements across the State.

The General Manager, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, Engr Olufemi Daramola, stated this while appreciating the support of Sanwo-Olu and His Deputy, Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat in the last 100 days for revitalizing and motivating the corporation to execute its road maintenance mandate.

He said the relative ease of human and vehicular movement across the State has boosted socio-economic activities and job creation.

He stated that “In line with the Executive Order of His Excellency Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu which declared “Zero Tolerance on Potholes” within the metropolis, the Public Works Corporation has executed rehabilitation/palliative road works totalling 82,787.61 sqm at strategic sections on 150 roads in the State.

“The various palliative road works were done using materials such as Asphalt, Concrete Granite Boulders, Crushed Granite Stones and in some cases, Paving Stones to repair damaged road pavements and consequently provide comfort to motorist across the State in the last 100 days.”

He acknowledged that more roads still needs attention but reiterates that rehabilitation and maintenance of roads across the state is a continuous schedule with plan of intervention for different areas and road sections. In his words ‘We are not there yet, we will achieve more under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Sanwo-Olu”.

Some of the major strategic roads where rehabilitation works have been carried include Iju road, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ogudu Road, Kosofe, Town Planning Way, Mushin, Ikorodu Road: Maryland Independence Tunnel, Mile 12 inward Ketu axis, Kosofe, Oke-Afa-Ejigbo Road, Oshodi Isolo, Apongbon Round About, Marina in Lagos Island, Oba Akran Avenue, Aromire and Akilo Road in Ikeja, among other strategic roads.

The State also executed urgent palliative road works along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Itoikin Epe, Ikotun Ejigbo Road in Alimosho, Ikotun Ijegun road, Alimosho, Ikotun Egbe road- Alimosho, Iddo inward Idumota.

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15 Mar
By: lagosppa 3 1

Sanwo-Olu Commissions 492-Flat Housing Estate In Igando

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commissioned a 492-flat housing project, named after the first civilian governor of the state, Lateef Jakande, in Igando, Lagos.

The project started in 2012 under the Home Ownership Scheme of the administration of ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola, but was abandoned for four years.

Mr Sanwo-Olu, upon assumption office, prioritised the completion of the housing scheme to recover the state’s resources committed to the project.

At the event, which marked the commemoration of the Governor’s 100 days in office, Mr Sanwo-Olu said his government’s move to complete the project was a testimony to his campaign pledge to complete and deliver all critical projects inherited from the last administration.

He said: “Today, history is being made as we commission a housing estate named after an icon, a role model and the first Executive Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande. Among his many sterling achievements, Alhaji Jakande’s indelible legacy in the provision of mass housing in Lagos still remains our guiding light.

“It is instructive to note that the completion and the official commissioning of Lateef Kayode Jakande Garden Estate in Igando today is a testimony to our resolve to deliver on the pledge to complete all critical projects inherited from the last administration.

“I am excited today because, within 100 days, this is the third time I am coming to this facility to ensure it is delivered and put into use. With the completion of the Estate, we have prevented government’s resources from being wasted.”

The governor observed that the deficit faced by the state in housing was real, stressing that there was a compelling need for his administration to adopt a housing model that would harness limited space for delivery of safe home for the population.

He said: “One of the key strategies we will embrace is a global housing policy in which people can become homeowners through an inclusive and convenient financing system based on their incomes. This policy, along with outright purchase of houses built by government, will support a sustainable system in which homes are consistently made available to a larger number of our people.”

For the state to turn around its deficit and attain 21st Century economy, the governor said there was a need to explore innovation and partnership with private investors to bridge the housing deficit. He urged the beneficiaries of the scheme to protect the facility and maintain its environmental aesthetics.

In his speech, Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, said the government would deliver additional 1,250 home in different parts of the state within the next six months.

He said: “Today’s inauguration of Jakande Garden Estate is the beginning of other housing projects coming. With sense of determination and unequivocal commitment to serve the public cause, we will like to assure Lagosians that, in the next six months, we shall work hard through proper planning and judicious execution to conclude the ongoing housing schemes in Igbogbo, Sangotedo, Iponri, Gbagada and Omole. This will add a total of 1250 homes to the existing figure.”

Mr Akinderu-Fatai said the Sanwo-Olu administration was poised to deliver livable accommodation with modern infrastructure in line with smart city programme of the State. He reiterated that the Lagos Government would continue to promote urban harmony and set new standards for property development.

The event was attended by Mr Jakande, his wife and emissaries of the Oba of Lagos. Also, leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Governor’s Advisory Council Members, Tajudeen Olusi, and Mutiu Are, graced the occasion.

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11 Mar
By: lagosppa 20 0

Sanwo-Olu Commissions 110-Bed Maternity Home, School in Ajah

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday disclosed that the State would be hiring trained teachers to strengthen quality education in its schools. The Governor said his administration would spare no effort to expand quality teaching to pupils in all state-owned schools.

The revelation followed the Governor’s directive to the Ministry of Education to recruit trained teaching personnel and provide vital resources that would strengthen quality education across government’s schools.

Sanwo-Olu spoke while commissioning three key projects in Ajah, Eti-Osa Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state. The projects include the newly built 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC), a 12-block classroom junior secondary school and a rehabilitated Primary Health Centre.

While the state government built the Maternal Centre, Tabernacle of David, Lagos Province 46 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) financed the construction of the school and the upgrade of Primary Health Centre as part of the church’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Unveiling the school and the rehabilitated Health Centre, Gov. Sanwo-Olu said: “My administration is not going to walk away from its responsibility of catering for the educational needs of every child that is of school age. We will give our children the opportunity to attend quality schools that will not be too far away from them. This morning, I gave a directive to the Commissioner for Education that all schools owned by the state government be equipped with well-trained teachers that will help us to deliver quality training to our children in line with development agenda of my administration.

“The charge to the Commissioner also involves the provision of basic resources that would strengthen our schools and empower them to deliver the desired results we envisage in education and manpower development.”

The Governor said his administration would remain open to corporate organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and religious institutions for partnership that would be beneficial to all residents of the state. He reiterated that the government under his leadership would not shirk its responsibility in providing necessary amenities to the citizens.

Sanwo-Olu praised RCCG for the intervention, which he described as a “progressive doctrine” from a religious institution. The Governor urged other religious bodies to take a cue from the RCCG’s intervention, stressing that government would make greater impacts with collaborations.

The Assistant Pastor in charge of Province 46 of the RCCG, Kayode Pitan, noted that the decision to embark on the projects was in response to dearth of basic education and healthcare facilities in the area.

He disclosed that the two projects gulped N180 million, pointing out that school, which has 12 blocks of classroom, was completed with N130 million; the church spent N50 million to rehabilitate and upgrade the services of the Primary Health Centre.

“The projects are part of the CSR of the Redeemed Christian Church of God to touch people’s lives by improving standard of living in our host communities, providing quality education and health in collaboration with the government. This is aimed at improving the physical and spiritual wellbeing within our host communities,” Pastor Pitan said.

 

The formal opening of the Eti-Osa Maternal and Child Centre, the eighth of its kind in the state, was replete with fanfare, as residents trooped out of their residents to welcome the Governor and members of his cabinet to the occasion.

Sanwo-Olu said the provision of the secondary health facility in Eti-Osa axis would reduce pressure on the Lagos Island General Hospital and save expectant mothers living in Ajah axis of the pain to travel a long distance for antenatal and post-natal care.

The Governor granted residents’ demand requesting the state government to build a General Hospital to complement the services of the maternity home, promising that the facility would be built close to the maternity home for efficient healthcare delivery.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, observed that the completion of the eighth maternity centre would help the state to change unfavourable narrative, which stated that Lagos loses 45 of the 1,000 live births yearly. The facility, he said, would help the State achieve marginal progress in its drive to improve infant and maternal healthcare.

Wife of the Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said: “This three-storey 110-bed healthcare facility will, no doubt, go a long way in bringing about considerable improvement in the maternal and child health indices of Lagos State. It is gratifying that it has been equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure top class health services for users.”

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13 Jun
By: LagosPPA 1 0

Renovation of Primary Health Centres

To provide better primary healthcare services to residents of Lagos state.

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13 Jun
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Safety Arena Bolade-Oshodi

This would help to intensify the security of Lagos state residents

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13 Jun
By: LagosPPA 2 1

Lagos Ogun Boundary Roads

This is to ensure there is linkage between Lagos and Ogun State. Asides making life easy for the citizens while plying the road, its construction is envisaged to boost economic activities between the two States. 

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13 Jun
By: LagosPPA 5 0

Ikeja Bus Terminal for Mass Transit

The terminal will do A and B for Lagos state residents…

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