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FESTIVE SEASON : LASTMA BOSS ASSURES MOTORISTS OF ADEQUATE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL ACROSS LAGOS

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Following the regular upbeat in social activities during festive season with corresponding increased in vehicular traffic and in addition to the on-going construction works at various parts of the State, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has assured motoring public of adequate deployment of more personnel including traffic management materials for seamless traffic operations before, during and after the coming festive periods.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Olalekan Bakare-Oki, who made this known today at the Agency’s Headquarters felicitates with all Lagosians as they celebrate Easter, disclosed that all Operational heads including the newly restructured Agency’s District Comptrollers, Commanders and Zonal Heads would be fully on ground for seamless traffic management during the festive period.

Mr Bakare-Oki reiterated that the Provost, Monitoring and Surveillance Units of the Agency would be out to closely monitor performance and ensure that all LASTMA officers on the road effectively and efficiently display civility and high level professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

According to the General Manager “I specially congratulate all Lagosians on this occasion of Easter Celebration and I assure all road users particularly motoring public that Lastma personnel would be deployed to every strategic locations to adequately monitor vehiclular movements across the State”.

Stressing further, Mr Bakare-Oki maintained that the structural arrangements and deployments put on ground for seamless traffic flow during the celebrations would be sustained and improved upon for the forth coming Eid-Fitri festivity.

For any traffic Complaints, Comment and Commendations (CCC) about the conduct of LASTMA personnel, members of the public particularly motorists are enjoined to call the following hotlines 08100565860, 08129928515, 08129928503 & (08129928597 WhatsApp Only) or via our Social Media Handles (Twitter ‘X’ – @followlastma), (Instagram – @ekolastma_), (Facebook – @ekolastma), (YouTube – LastmaTV) and (email – followlawtma@gmail.com).

“Every morotists must obey traffic regulations, drive within speed limit, must avoid reckless driving and also to carry out regular maintenance works on their vehicles before putting them on the road in order to avoid road accident”.

He equally assured motorists that Lastma Officers presence would be felt at all the major roads intersections along with regular/consistence patrol especially along notorious trafgic flash points.

While enjoining both commercial and private car owners including other road users to strictly comply with traffic rules and regulations, Mr. Bakare-Oki however warned that any traffic infractions or disobedience of traffic managers directives would attract serious sanctions as contained in the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018 as amended.

 

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OSSAP-TVEE, Ministry of Labour Signs MoU on Skill Development

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The Office of the Special Assistant to the President on Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education (OSSAPTVEE) Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Labour and Employment on the development of skills among youths in the country.

The ceremony, which took place at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Chidubem Onyejeocha, was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Ismaila Abubakar, directors of the Ministry as well as the OSSAP-TVEE Team.

In her brief remarks before the signing ceremony, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education, Madam AbiolaArogundade, expressed delight at the signing of the agreement describing it as a milestone in the collaborative development and upscaling of skills in Nigeria.

Madam Arogundade, who noted that the percentage of the high-skilled labour in the country currently is at the abysmal low of 15 percent, added that her office is currently engaged in  conducting  a skills mapping survey across the 36 states of the Federation to identify relevant skills required in the Job Market,  

She also pointed out that her office is in collaboration with the TETFUND and the National Bureau on Technical Education (NBTE) both to ensure adequate funding support for its programmes and the Certification of Vocational Skills beneficiaries for proper job placement, among other programmes currently being executed by the office.


Article 3 of the MoU,
requires the two bodies to collaborate to achieve an effective and efficient implementation of the President’s 8 point Agenda with respect to Job Creation by creating a descent and sustainable jobs per year to Nigerians, particularly the Youths and to work together to achieve the goals of Labour Employment and Empowerment Programme (LEEP).

This, according to the Article, include the creation of 2.5 million jobs annually especially in the area of vocational and entrepreneurship skills, collaborate among themselves on planning, execution and evaluation of LEEP by ensuring the effective utilization of the resources and expertise and to coordinate regular meetings and progress reports that will be scheduled to assess the achievements and challenges of the programme.

While Article 5 of the MoU also confers on the OSSAP-TVEE the responsibility of  conducting  a skills mapping survey to identify relevant skills required in the Job Market, the Offices agrees to develop a comprehensive curriculum aligned with the identified skills and to oversee the certification process as contained in Article 4  subsection 2 of the MoU.

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Biola Arogundade Gives Hope

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Abiola Arogundade oozes class and panache no doubt; meeting her for the first time will sweep you off your feet as her oratory and highly cerebral prowess will attract you to her. All her life, she is a result-oriented person as he talks less and believes in more action.

The Ondo State-born lady, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on technical vocation and entrepreneurship education, cut her teeth first with the British House of Commons from 2004 to 2009, where she served as a Policy Researcher and Adviser for the All Parliamentary Party Group for Africa. Where she advised on critical Foreign Direct Investment matters, presenting comprehensive analyses to influential figures, and steering high-stakes discussions on debt relief and governance-related issues in Africa.

 She also served at the Lagos State Government, as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Economic Planning from 2009 to 2015. Her tenure was marked by pioneering the establishment of the Evidence-Based Impact Assessment Unit, where she meticulously analysed budget allocations’ effects on the economy, redirected funds for maximum impact, and presented comprehensive reports to the executive council. Last weekend on the 8th of June, in her capacity as SSA EVEE, she once again showed the stuff she was made of when she unveiled her Unleash Potentials, Driving Economic Potentials U-Lock Programme while participants graduated after months of intense training and they were presented with startup grants worth N500,000. The event which was held at Asokoro, Abuja had an attendance of over 120 participants, including top government officials, aides, ministers and other captains of industry. Arogundade disclosed that the U-lock program was conceptualized to bring hope to the youth demography and also teach them the potential of learning handiwork and transit from the white-collar world to creating jobs and employment through unlocking potentials. She also gave out solar-fitted mobile kiosks to winners. She also through the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC registered their businesses and also ensured they opened a bank account with Providus Bank to ensure smooth transactions and free flow of funds for economic gains.  

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Nwobi Hails Dumo-Lulu Briggs At 60

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Ms. Rosemary Nwobi, the Corporate Affairs Officer of Platform Petroleum, recently conveyed her warm wishes for Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, the Chairman of Platform Petroleum, on his 60th birthday. Her heartfelt message highlighted Chief Lulu-Briggs’s tremendous philanthropic endeavors and his unwavering commitment to improving his community and the people around him. She described him as a remarkable individual, accentuating his selfless nature and willingness to assist anyone in need, regardless of their background.

Ms Rosemary Nwobi also lauded Chief Lulu-Briggs for his significant impact on the lives of many, noting his generosity and dedication to nurturing talent and empowering others. She added that the Rivers State High Chief and the Chairman of Platform Petroleum Limited is a remarkable person whose impact can be felt by all sundry, especially those whose paths have crossed his. She further divulges that he is one of the few detribalised men who does not care about your background before taking a chance to assist when anyone is in need. She writes, “On the occasion of your birthday, I celebrate the millions of lives you have impacted through your generosity and your heart of gold. I want to celebrate you for making yourself readily available and making sure that those around you tap from your affluent repertoire of knowledge and wealth of experience. Chairman sir, you have created a platform for men and women to grow and you have given us your wings to fly and soar on which shows how selfless of a man you are. Your sheer generosity and your ability to spot talents have made many grow from influence to influence. As you celebrate today may you continue to grow in good health and wealth. I celebrate God’s grace and greatness in your life.”

It was gathered that the Celebrant Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs who is also the paramount head, of Oruwari Briggs War Canoe Houses of Abonnema, the Chairman of Petroleum Limited and the CEO of DLB Group of Companies is set to begin a sequel of activities to mark his 60th birthday as he will be celebrated to the high heavens by friends, family and associates in the coming weeks.

 

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