Hassan made the appeal on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun.
Hassan said that the appeal became necessary because the lives of their members were more important than work.
“We are appealing to the Lagos State Government to quickly intervene and put everything under control,” he said
He alleged that some of the security officials deployed in Apapa had been a major problem to the union’s drivers .
Hassan said that the security officials were not always coming to the aid of their members whenever they were attacked by hoodlums.
“These security personnel used to maltreat our drivers when they refused to yield to their demands.
“It takes our drivers between a week and two to load at the Apapa depot because of the bottlenecks created by the security officials,” he said.
Hassan also alleged that that the activities of the security personnel were part of the causes of the gridlocks usually experienced by drivers at Apapa and its environs.
Hassan urged the public not to panic, assuring them that the strike would be addressed and be resolved by the appropriate authorities.
Edited By: Joseph Edeh/Peter Dada (NAN)
Ekiti Police slam N5m on wanted man over alleged robberies, kidnappings
The Ekiti State Police command has placed a N5 million prize tag on a man,Samuel Oguntoyinbo, it declared wanted for allegedly involving in a series of bank robberies and kidnappings in the state and environs in recent times.
The command, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, ASP Sunday Abutu, on Saturday, said the amount would be a reward for whoever apprehends the suspect.
According to the statement, Ogunyoyinbo, who is now a fugitive, had allegedly perpetrated a series of heinous crimes in Ekiti.
The suspect was said to have masterminded different bank robberies and kidnapping incidents in Ekiti and Ondo States.
It added that the suspect is an indigene of Iyin Ekiti, in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State.
“The suspect’s real name is Samuel Oguntoyinbo, but is popularly known as `Eleven’ or `Badoo’.
“Any person with useful information concerning his whereabouts should please contact the nearest Police Station or the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Department on 07031620186 or the PPRO on 09064050086.
“Such a person shall be rewarded with a huge sum of N5 million,” the statement said.
It was gathered that police were resolute on bringing the alleged culprit to book because lives were lost and large monies carted away in robbery incidents traced to him.
Edited By: Idonije Obakhedo
Military arrest 11 suspected members of a cult group in Jos
The Special Military Task Force maintaining peace in Plateau has arrested one Hussaini Isah believed to be the leader of ‘Sara-suka’, a suspected cult group operating in some parts of Jos North Local Government Area.
Also arrested were 10 others suspected to be members of the group.
Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the Commander of the task force, who paraded the suspects on Saturday in Jos, said that they were arrested at Gangare community of the area.
Okonkwo said that the arrest signified a major breakthrough in the determination to rid Jos of bad elements.
“We shall not rest until petty crimes, killings and other froms of insecurity are stemmed down.
“These suspects are largely responsible for the crimes and all forms of disorder in Jos.
“They kill innocent people on daily basis; they are very dangerous human beings.
“Yes, we have redeployed our troops into the hinterlands, but we shall continue to raid communties in the city centre to halt these crimes,” he said.
Okonkwo called on Plateau residents to cooperate and support the task force in its bid to protect lives and property.
He also advised members of the public to be security conscious and report any suspicious movements within their surroundings.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the dangerous weapons recovered from the suspects included knives, cutlasses, charms, among others.https://nnn.ng/military-arrest-11-suspected-members-of-a-cult-group-in-jos/
LASG seeks quality healthcare service for increased patients’ patronage
The Lagos State Health Service Commission on Saturday charged healthcare providers to uplift medical practices for increased patients’ patronage across all public health facilities in the state.
Dr Benjamin Eniayewun, Permanent Secretary of the Commission, gave this charge as he led a nine-man delegate on assessment tour of public health facilities in line the Hospitals’ Transformation Support Initiative.
Eniayewun said the initiative was proffered by health providers as an aid to qualitative delivery that was measurable with international best medical practices.
“The healthcare business is growing exponentially in a more competitive sphere.
“With the advent of the Lagos State Health Scheme and decline in out-of-pockets payments, it has become more necessary to strategically manage stakeholders’ needs being highlighted by various hospitals towards qualitative development.
“These highlighted developmental plans are identified by the various hospitals under a targeted time span with a view for optimal patients’ satisfaction,” he said.
He said that under Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu ‘s THEMES Agenda, the Commission had identified various yardsticks for excellent health service at all windows of public health using the Transformation Support Initiative.
THEMES is the acronym for the six strategic development agenda of Gov. Sanwo-Olu namely: Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and Environment, Education and Technology.
Eniayewun admonished the medical directors of the state health facilities on astute entrepreneurial skills at ensuring service driven improvement and Internal Generated Revenue of value on added services being rendered to patients.
The permanent secretary said:” There should be a paradigm shift on maximising potentials that are sometimes hyped by the terrain which your hospital is being situated.
“Being a chief executive officer requires foresight and innovation for qualitative service delivery with a view for patients’ satisfaction using the available infrastructure, which basically induces future patronage or not.
“Invariably, it implies you need to add value for services rendered to patients to make them want to patronise your facility as the best choice they are making, certainly, not because they do not have a choice.
“This will indicate impactful delivery, if well adopted,” the permanent secretary said.
At the Ifako-Ijaye General Hospital, he applauded the initiative adopted for patients ‘ privacy at the Physiotherapy Department, while enjoining the management to improve the aesthetic view of the hospital.
Also, Eniayewun commended the obvious medical improvement for qualitative standard exhibited at the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre, Ojota, towards optimal patients satisfaction.
The nine-man delegation included: Dr Olumuyiwa Otepola, a former Medical Director of Ketu-Ejirin Hospital; Director, Finance and Accounts, Mr Kajopelaiye Olarenwaju; Director, Nursing Services, Mrs Laide Animashaun; and Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Segun Onakoya.
Other delegates are: Deputy Director, Medical Services, Dr Shola Pitan; Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mrs Abimbola Salehu – Badejo; Mr Emiabata Lawal of the Finance and Accounts Directorate; and Mr Sadiq Ismaila of the Human Resources Directorate.
Edited By: Oluyinka Fadare/Wale Ojetimi
NPA expects 13 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 13 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Sept. 19 to Sept. 30.
The NPA made this known in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Saturday.
According to it, the ships are expected to arrive at the Lagos Port Complex.
The publication said that the ships contained bulk sugar, bulk wheat, petrol, bulk gypsum, bulk salt, general cargo frozen fish and maize.
NPA reports that another set of 12 ships had arrived the ports, waiting to berth with bulk wheat, container, and general cargo.
Also, the organisation said that 19 other ships are at the ports discharging container, bulk wheat, petrol, frozen fish, gypsum, general cargo, butane gas, maize, bulk salt, raw sugar, base oil, and bulk clinker.
Edited By: Constance Imasuen/Donald Ugwu