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LASTMA HOSTS SIERRA LEONEAN TRANSPORT OFFICIALS, DISCUSS TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

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.educates them on legal framework and operational guidelines of Lastma.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), over the weekend, hosted the Sierra Leonean Transport Officials on effective and efficient traffic management in Lagos.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, while welcoming the Sierra Leonean Traffic Officials to his office at Oshodi, disclosed that the main purpose for the establishment of the Agency in year 2000 by the then administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was to transform the State transportation system and to ensure free flow of traffic and reduction in road accident across the State.

Mr. Oreagba disclosed further that to properly manage and control traffic in Lagos, the Agency operates an efficient operational guideline which comprises of seven Comptrollers that covers the three Senatorial Districts of the State, 21 Commanders and 45 Zonal Heads including BRT (1 & 2) as well as the Free Trade Zone.

He stated that all working ethics of the Authority, including all its operations, are being regulated by the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 as reviewed.

The General Manager confirmed that the Government is currently adopting modern technology innovations in addressing transportation challenges by installing Automatic Number Plates Recognition (ANPR) Camera which captures images of vehicle license plates on roads, CCTV Cameras, and also equipping traffic officers with the newly introduced hand-held Traffic Management Solution (TMS) Device which captures real time traffic violations on the roads, in addition to signalised intersection and junction improvement.

L-R. General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bolaji Oreagba with Mr. Hindolo Shiaka the Director, Ministry of Transportation and Aviation of Sierra Leone during visit.

He added that the Lagos State Government also established Mobile Court to adjudicate on traffic related matters since the Agency cannot be a judge in its case against offenders.

Mr. Oreagba averred that some of the traffic offences refer to the Lagos Mobile Court by the Agency include obstructions, driving against traffic ‘one-way’, illegal parking, illegal U-turn, dropping/picking passengers at undesignated bus- stops, disobeying traffic lights/officials, reckless driving and illegal parking on walkways/kerbs among others.

He stressed that the Agency collaborates with the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) by sanitising the brt corridors from motoring public in order to pave way for smooth movement of commuters from one designation to another across the State.

During his address, the Director, Ministry of Transportation and Aviation of Sierra Leone and leader of the team, Mr. Hindolo Shiaka thanked Mr. Bolaji Oreagba for the detailed presentation of the Agency’s operational guidelines and legal framework in line with dictates of effective traffic management and control.

Mr. Shiaka equally appreciated the Lagos State Government for the establishment of the Lagos State Mobile Courts which ensure fair hearing and Justice to motorists.

According to him “We came here from our County (Sierra Leone) to understudy the operational guidelines including Legal framework of LASTMA inline with traffic management and control in order to improve/upgrade our transportation system”

Mr. Shiaka however promised to strengthen the cordial relationship between LASTMA and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Transportation and Aviation.

 

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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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