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Study exposes derelict waterworks, poor infrastructure in Lagos

Tunji Bello

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has released a report of its three-month investigation on the status of the waterworks in Lagos in response to the state government’s public service campaign asking residents to wash their hands regularly to curb the spread of the COVID-19. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources The report, ...

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Lagos records 12 COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 12 COVID-19 related mortalities were recorded within 24 hours in Lagos State on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 12. According to the centre, 16 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in four states: ...

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Lagos COVID-19 mortality rises to 185, Kwara records 71 fresh cases

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government says it has recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 185. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure through his Twitter account on Sunday, July 12, 2020 while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 10. ...

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Lagos to plant 500,000 trees in honour of COVID-19 frontline health workers

Tree planting

The Lagos State Government is to plant 500,000 trees in the next three months in honour of health workers on the frontline of the fight against novel coronavirus in the country. Tree planting General Manager (GM) of the Lagos State Park and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Mrs Adetoun Popoola, made the disclosure at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, July ...

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UN expresses unease over Lagos’ water privatisation venture

Tunji Bello

The United Nations has expressed concern over the Lagos State Government’s renewed plans to privatise parts of its water system despite widespread public opposition. Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for The Environment & Water Resources In a letter sent to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on January 15, 2020 which only came to light last week, the UN cautioned against the privatisation ...

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New Lagos planning law seeking to curb building collapse amends, repeals existing legislations

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Monday, July 6, 2020 said it had enacted the State Urban and Regional Planning and Development (Amendment) Law, 2019 to enforce certification of high rise buildings as a way of curbing perennial collapses. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, said that the new law would ...

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Lagos conducts over 42,000 COVID-19 tests as 177 die

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Sunday, July 5, 2020 said that the state tested a total of 42,348 samples for COVID-19 as at July 3. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Abayomi, who made the disclosure on his Twitter account, said that of the 42,348 samples, 10,926 returned positive. He said that 748 ...

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Lagos told to adopt new strategies to curb spread of COVID-19

Prof. Akinola Abayomi

Some residents have called on the Lagos State Government to adopt new strategies in managing and curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akinola Abayomi They said in separate interviews on Monday, June 29, 2020 in Lagos that the current strategies were not achieving the desired results. According to them, the state government should ...

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COVID-19: Lagos suspends reopening of worship centres

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 announced the suspension of the its planned reopening of mosques and churches in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known in Lagos at the 15th update on the management of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Sanwo-Olu said the state government resolved to suspend reopening ...

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Lagos distributes maize, sorghum to 15 farm settlements to avert food scarcity

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government  has begun the distribution of maize and sorghum to no less than 15 feed millers, farm settlements and other stakeholders in the livestock industry in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Lagos said that the measures were to  ...

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