Connect with us

Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf

  •  NAN The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu to ensure the full implementation of the Tourism Law as passed by the House since 2018 This followed debate on a motion during the plenary on Tuesday to commemorate the 2022 World Tourism Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that World Tourism Day is celebrated each year on Sept 27 to spread awareness about the importance of tourism and its impact on the society The House urged the governor to direct the state s Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf to create the Tourism Agency since it had already been established in the Tourism Law The Chairman House Committee on Tourism Arts and Culture Mr Fatai Oluwa who raised the motion said if this agency was established it would encourage provision improvement and marketing of tourism facilities in the state locally and internationally Oluwa noted that the purpose of 2022 celebration themed Rethinking Tourism was to focus on reviewing and redeveloping tourism after Coronavirus Pandemic The lawmaker said Lagos State being the Centre of Excellence hopes to ensure that tourism potential is explored in every area of the state The House of Assembly passed the Lagos State Tourism Agency Law 2018 to develop and promote the state tourism investment This aims to enhance revenue generation for the State Unfortunately this Law is yet to be implemented he said In his contribution the Deputy Majority Leader Mr Noheem Adams said the main objective of the World Tourism Day was to celebrate and sensitise the world on the long term planning and development of tourism Globally Adams said tourism had been found to be lucrative and impact positively on the lives of the residents and users of tourist destinations He urged the government to pay more attention to tourism development in the state Also speaking Mr Adewale Temitope noted that Lagos State had a lot of tourist sites He said these sites were tools for Internally Generated Revenue IGR and most countries had used tourism as sources of financing government On his part Mr Victor Akande said tourism helped to create jobs and boost income generation Akande noted that through tourism foreign investors could be attracted thus creating economic value for the state The House had adjourned sitting till next Tuesday after a voice vote by members present NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Tourism Day: Lagos Assembly seeks full implementation of Tourism Law
     NAN The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu to ensure the full implementation of the Tourism Law as passed by the House since 2018 This followed debate on a motion during the plenary on Tuesday to commemorate the 2022 World Tourism Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that World Tourism Day is celebrated each year on Sept 27 to spread awareness about the importance of tourism and its impact on the society The House urged the governor to direct the state s Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf to create the Tourism Agency since it had already been established in the Tourism Law The Chairman House Committee on Tourism Arts and Culture Mr Fatai Oluwa who raised the motion said if this agency was established it would encourage provision improvement and marketing of tourism facilities in the state locally and internationally Oluwa noted that the purpose of 2022 celebration themed Rethinking Tourism was to focus on reviewing and redeveloping tourism after Coronavirus Pandemic The lawmaker said Lagos State being the Centre of Excellence hopes to ensure that tourism potential is explored in every area of the state The House of Assembly passed the Lagos State Tourism Agency Law 2018 to develop and promote the state tourism investment This aims to enhance revenue generation for the State Unfortunately this Law is yet to be implemented he said In his contribution the Deputy Majority Leader Mr Noheem Adams said the main objective of the World Tourism Day was to celebrate and sensitise the world on the long term planning and development of tourism Globally Adams said tourism had been found to be lucrative and impact positively on the lives of the residents and users of tourist destinations He urged the government to pay more attention to tourism development in the state Also speaking Mr Adewale Temitope noted that Lagos State had a lot of tourist sites He said these sites were tools for Internally Generated Revenue IGR and most countries had used tourism as sources of financing government On his part Mr Victor Akande said tourism helped to create jobs and boost income generation Akande noted that through tourism foreign investors could be attracted thus creating economic value for the state The House had adjourned sitting till next Tuesday after a voice vote by members present NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Tourism Day: Lagos Assembly seeks full implementation of Tourism Law
    General news1 week ago

    World Tourism Day: Lagos Assembly seeks full implementation of Tourism Law

    NAN) The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure the full implementation of the Tourism Law as passed by the House since 2018.   This followed debate on a motion during the plenary on Tuesday to commemorate the 2022 World Tourism Day.   The News Agency of Nigeria reports that World Tourism Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 27 to spread awareness about the importance of tourism and its impact on the society.  

    The House urged the governor to direct the state’s Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, to create the Tourism Agency since it had already been established in the Tourism Law.   The Chairman, House Committee on Tourism Arts and Culture, Mr Fatai Oluwa, who raised the motion, said if this agency was established, it would encourage provision, improvement and marketing of tourism facilities in the state locally and internationally.  

    Oluwa noted that the purpose of 2022 celebration, themed ‘Rethinking Tourism’, was to focus on reviewing and redeveloping tourism after Coronavirus Pandemic.  

    The lawmaker said Lagos State being the Centre of Excellence, hopes to ensure that tourism potential is explored in every area of the state.  

    “The House of Assembly passed the Lagos State Tourism Agency Law 2018 to develop and promote the state tourism investment.  

    “This aims to enhance revenue generation for the State.

    Unfortunately, this Law is yet to be implemented,” he said.  

    In his contribution, the Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Noheem Adams, said the main objective of the World Tourism Day was to celebrate and sensitise the world on the long term planning and development of tourism.  

    Globally, Adams said tourism had been found to be lucrative and impact positively on the lives of the residents and users of tourist destinations.  

    He urged the government to pay more attention to tourism development in the state.  

    Also speaking, Mr Adewale Temitope noted that Lagos State had a lot of tourist sites.  

    He said these sites were tools for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and most countries had used tourism as sources of financing government.  

    On his part, Mr Victor Akande said tourism helped to create jobs and boost income generation.  

    Akande noted that through tourism, foreign investors could be attracted, thus creating economic value for the state.  

    The House had adjourned sitting till next Tuesday after a voice vote by members present.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture in partnership with EbonyLife Acadamy has trained no fewer than 119 youths in filmmaking in the state Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Lagos Speaking at the graduation ceremony for the filmmakers Akinbile Yusuf congratulated EbonyLife for doing Lagos proud and appreciated it for making good use of available funds for the training of the students Akinbile Yusuf was represented by Ms Toyin Ogunlana Director Administration and Human Resource Department of the ministry She assured the EbonyLife team of the state government s continuous support partnership and collaboration to give hope to the youth and engage them in such a laudable skills acquisition programmes Lagos State in partnership with EbonyLife had trained six sets of intakes who graduated and were deploying the acquired skills to excel in their chosen areas of expertise within the film industry she said She said this was made possible through the Lagos Creative Initiative LACI to fill the skill gaps of professionals in the creative industry in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt partners Ebony Life Academy to train 119 youths in filmmaking
     The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture in partnership with EbonyLife Acadamy has trained no fewer than 119 youths in filmmaking in the state Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Lagos Speaking at the graduation ceremony for the filmmakers Akinbile Yusuf congratulated EbonyLife for doing Lagos proud and appreciated it for making good use of available funds for the training of the students Akinbile Yusuf was represented by Ms Toyin Ogunlana Director Administration and Human Resource Department of the ministry She assured the EbonyLife team of the state government s continuous support partnership and collaboration to give hope to the youth and engage them in such a laudable skills acquisition programmes Lagos State in partnership with EbonyLife had trained six sets of intakes who graduated and were deploying the acquired skills to excel in their chosen areas of expertise within the film industry she said She said this was made possible through the Lagos Creative Initiative LACI to fill the skill gaps of professionals in the creative industry in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt partners Ebony Life Academy to train 119 youths in filmmaking
    Entertainment3 months ago

    Lagos govt partners Ebony Life Academy to train 119 youths in filmmaking

    The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in  partnership with EbonyLife Acadamy has trained no fewer than 119 youths in filmmaking in the state.Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.Speaking at the graduation ceremony for the filmmakers, Akinbile-Yusuf, congratulated EbonyLife for doing Lagos proud and appreciated it for making good use of available funds for the training of the students.Akinbile-Yusuf was represented by Ms Toyin Ogunlana, Director Administration and Human Resource Department of the ministry.She assured the EbonyLife team of the state government’s continuous support, partnership and collaboration to give hope to the youth and engage them in such a laudable skills acquisition programmes.“Lagos State, in partnership with EbonyLife, had trained six sets of intakes who graduated and were deploying the acquired skills to excel in their chosen areas of expertise within the film industry,” she said.She said this was made possible through the Lagos Creative Initiative (LACI) to fill the skill gaps of professionals in the creative industry in the state.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture in collaboration with QDance Company has premiered the internationally acclaimed and award winning musical Reincarnation in Lagos The premiere was held on Friday at Glover Hall Lagos The Nigerian News Agency reports that Reincarnation is an interdisciplinary creation that shows the depth of Yoruba philosophy and mixes with today s Nigerian youth culture It also features a variety of Nigerian dances marked by the beat and rhythm of cosmopolitan cities like Lagos Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu noted that the performance was a unique and inspiring performance that Lagos could proudly export to the world He reiterated his conviction that young people in Lagos state have talent and expressed his confidence that more quality productions will emerge from the state s harvest of artists The state governor also praised the artistic director Mr Qudus Onikeku for his efforts in the entertainment industry In her presentation Ms Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture said the concept was designed to project Lagos as a major destination that would continue to attract local and international tourists for entertainment art and culture Akinbile Yusuf noted that the collaboration with QDance was intended to serve as a means to expand the concept of tourism He said it was also about bringing about a paradigm shift from conventional models of heritage based cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism For his part Onikeku explained that the choreography was written with a highly musical structure combined with an intricate and carefully designed visual aesthetic in three parts birth death and rebirth Onikeku said it offered the world access to the ingenuity and hospitality of Lagos residents He added that the new creation was however the result of six years of continuous research with young dancers in Nigeria Dignitaries at the premiere included the Governor s wife Dr Ibijoke Sanwo Olu and the Commissioner for Establishments Training and Pensions Mrs Ajibola Ponnle Others included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture Ms Oyinade Nathan Marsh and the Senior Special Assistant for Tourism Arts and Culture Mr Tunji Seymour NAN
    ‘Reincarnation’ debuts in Lagos
     The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture in collaboration with QDance Company has premiered the internationally acclaimed and award winning musical Reincarnation in Lagos The premiere was held on Friday at Glover Hall Lagos The Nigerian News Agency reports that Reincarnation is an interdisciplinary creation that shows the depth of Yoruba philosophy and mixes with today s Nigerian youth culture It also features a variety of Nigerian dances marked by the beat and rhythm of cosmopolitan cities like Lagos Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu noted that the performance was a unique and inspiring performance that Lagos could proudly export to the world He reiterated his conviction that young people in Lagos state have talent and expressed his confidence that more quality productions will emerge from the state s harvest of artists The state governor also praised the artistic director Mr Qudus Onikeku for his efforts in the entertainment industry In her presentation Ms Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture said the concept was designed to project Lagos as a major destination that would continue to attract local and international tourists for entertainment art and culture Akinbile Yusuf noted that the collaboration with QDance was intended to serve as a means to expand the concept of tourism He said it was also about bringing about a paradigm shift from conventional models of heritage based cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism For his part Onikeku explained that the choreography was written with a highly musical structure combined with an intricate and carefully designed visual aesthetic in three parts birth death and rebirth Onikeku said it offered the world access to the ingenuity and hospitality of Lagos residents He added that the new creation was however the result of six years of continuous research with young dancers in Nigeria Dignitaries at the premiere included the Governor s wife Dr Ibijoke Sanwo Olu and the Commissioner for Establishments Training and Pensions Mrs Ajibola Ponnle Others included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture Ms Oyinade Nathan Marsh and the Senior Special Assistant for Tourism Arts and Culture Mr Tunji Seymour NAN
    ‘Reincarnation’ debuts in Lagos
    Entertainment5 months ago

    ‘Reincarnation’ debuts in Lagos

    The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in collaboration with QDance Company, has premiered the internationally acclaimed and award-winning musical, Reincarnation, in Lagos.

    The premiere was held on Friday at Glover Hall, Lagos.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that 'Reincarnation' is an interdisciplinary creation that shows the depth of Yoruba philosophy and mixes with today's Nigerian youth culture.

    It also features a variety of Nigerian dances marked by the beat and rhythm of cosmopolitan cities like Lagos.

    Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu noted that the performance was a unique and inspiring performance that Lagos could proudly export to the world.

    He reiterated his conviction that young people in Lagos state have talent and expressed his confidence that more quality productions will emerge from the state's harvest of artists.

    The state governor also praised the artistic director, Mr. Qudus Onikeku, for his efforts in the entertainment industry.

    In her presentation, Ms. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the concept was designed to project Lagos as a major destination that would continue to attract local and international tourists for entertainment, art and culture.

    Akinbile-Yusuf noted that the collaboration with QDance was intended to serve as a means to expand the concept of tourism.

    He said it was also about bringing about a paradigm shift from conventional models of heritage-based cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism.

    For his part, Onikeku explained that the choreography was written with a highly musical structure combined with an intricate and carefully designed visual aesthetic in three parts: birth, death, and rebirth.

    Onikeku said it offered the world access to the ingenuity and hospitality of Lagos residents.

    He added that the new creation was, however, the result of six years of continuous research with young dancers in Nigeria.

    Dignitaries at the premiere included the Governor's wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, and the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle.

    Others included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ms. Oyinade Nathan-Marsh, and the Senior Special Assistant for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Tunji Seymour.

    ,

    (NAN)

  •   Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture has announced the suspension of Greater Lagos Fiesta due to the fourth wave of COVID 19 scare Akinbile Yussuf said in a statement on Saturday that the suspension was necessary just as Europe the epi centre of the COVID 19 pandemic reintroduced restrictions to tackle the fourth wave of the pandemic She said that the Lagos State Government has considered it imperative to follow the latest proactive advice from health authorities to suspend all activities earlier announced for the Greater Lagos Fiesta 2021 According to her the suspension follows sound advisory from health authorities in respect of the mammoth crowd expected at some of the gatherings This is as well as the dangers associated with attendance the Diaspora community who may be returning from Europe and other parts of the world now experiencing the fourth wave We have seen Germany Austria and Greece reintroduce restrictions to curtail the spread of the pandemic Germany is particularly a country in Europe with many Nigerians who typically return home for the Christmas holidays This is what science enables us to predict to forestall the tragic experience of last December when scores of our citizens died during the pandemic around yuletide Our emotions favour going ahead with the plans but we must as a responsible government submit our will to the predictive intelligence and overriding power of science The strategic intent of the state government in wanting to hold the fiesta was to accelerate the process of reflating the economy of Lagos State in the hands of our people through the deluge of commercial activities planned to take place during the fiesta But the imperatives of protecting the lives of our people clearly override all economic and commercial considerations she said The commissioner expressed her profound appreciation to all the corporate sponsors who had so far indicated interest to support this year s edition of the fiesta We will not forget your rare demonstration of goodwill towards the administration of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo Olu and indeed the people of Lagos State at a challenging time when businesses are battling with limited resources You will remain our partners for this and similar initiatives that are in the works she said Akinbile Yussuf therefore urged event organisers and owners of event centres with plans to host events in December to seek the guidance of the Lagos State Safety Commission as well as the Ministry of Health She urged them to enforce strict adherence to all COVID 19 health safety protocols Source NAN
    COVID-19 Fourth Wave: Lagos suspends Greater Lagos Fiesta
      Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture has announced the suspension of Greater Lagos Fiesta due to the fourth wave of COVID 19 scare Akinbile Yussuf said in a statement on Saturday that the suspension was necessary just as Europe the epi centre of the COVID 19 pandemic reintroduced restrictions to tackle the fourth wave of the pandemic She said that the Lagos State Government has considered it imperative to follow the latest proactive advice from health authorities to suspend all activities earlier announced for the Greater Lagos Fiesta 2021 According to her the suspension follows sound advisory from health authorities in respect of the mammoth crowd expected at some of the gatherings This is as well as the dangers associated with attendance the Diaspora community who may be returning from Europe and other parts of the world now experiencing the fourth wave We have seen Germany Austria and Greece reintroduce restrictions to curtail the spread of the pandemic Germany is particularly a country in Europe with many Nigerians who typically return home for the Christmas holidays This is what science enables us to predict to forestall the tragic experience of last December when scores of our citizens died during the pandemic around yuletide Our emotions favour going ahead with the plans but we must as a responsible government submit our will to the predictive intelligence and overriding power of science The strategic intent of the state government in wanting to hold the fiesta was to accelerate the process of reflating the economy of Lagos State in the hands of our people through the deluge of commercial activities planned to take place during the fiesta But the imperatives of protecting the lives of our people clearly override all economic and commercial considerations she said The commissioner expressed her profound appreciation to all the corporate sponsors who had so far indicated interest to support this year s edition of the fiesta We will not forget your rare demonstration of goodwill towards the administration of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo Olu and indeed the people of Lagos State at a challenging time when businesses are battling with limited resources You will remain our partners for this and similar initiatives that are in the works she said Akinbile Yussuf therefore urged event organisers and owners of event centres with plans to host events in December to seek the guidance of the Lagos State Safety Commission as well as the Ministry of Health She urged them to enforce strict adherence to all COVID 19 health safety protocols Source NAN
    COVID-19 Fourth Wave: Lagos suspends Greater Lagos Fiesta
    General news11 months ago

    COVID-19 Fourth Wave: Lagos suspends Greater Lagos Fiesta

    Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, has announced the suspension of Greater Lagos Fiesta, due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 scare.

    Akinbile-Yussuf said in a statement on Saturday that the suspension was necessary just as Europe, the epi-centre of the COVID-19 pandemic, reintroduced restrictions to tackle the fourth wave of the pandemic.

    She said that the Lagos State Government has considered it imperative to follow the latest proactive advice from health authorities to suspend all activities earlier announced for the Greater Lagos Fiesta 2021.

    According to her, the suspension follows sound advisory from health authorities in respect of the mammoth crowd expected at some of the gatherings.

    ”This is as well as the dangers associated with attendance the Diaspora community, who may be returning from Europe and other parts of the world now experiencing the fourth wave.

    ”We have seen Germany, Austria, and Greece reintroduce restrictions to curtail the spread of the pandemic. Germany is particularly a country in Europe with many Nigerians, who typically return home for the Christmas holidays.

    ”This is what science enables us to predict to forestall the tragic experience of last December, when scores of our citizens died during the pandemic around yuletide.

    ”Our emotions favour going ahead with the plans but we must, as a responsible government, submit our will to the predictive intelligence and overriding power of science”.

    “The strategic intent of the state government in wanting to hold the fiesta was to accelerate the process of reflating the economy of Lagos State, in the hands of our people through the deluge of commercial activities planned to take place during the fiesta.

    ”But the imperatives of protecting the lives of our people clearly override all economic and commercial considerations,” she said.

    The commissioner expressed her profound appreciation to all the corporate sponsors who had so far indicated interest to support this year’s edition of the fiesta.

    ”We will not forget your rare demonstration of goodwill towards the administration of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, and, indeed, the people of Lagos State at a challenging time when businesses are battling with limited resources.

    ”You will remain our partners for this and similar initiatives that are in the works,” she said.

    Akinbile-Yussuf, therefore, urged event organisers and owners of event centres with plans to host events in December to seek the guidance of the Lagos State Safety Commission, as well as the Ministry of Health.

    She urged them to enforce strict adherence to all COVID-19 health safety protocols.

    Source: NAN

  •  Lagos State on Thursday put Nigeria on the world record by celebrating the 60th Independence Anniversary with 60 000 cupcakes The state produced the largest anniversary logo in the world made with cupcakes mosaic The initiative by the Lagos State Government in conjunction with Fly Africa aimed to put Nigeria in the Guinness Book of World Record as holder of the world s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic in the world Speaking at the event held at Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere Lagos Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu noted the state through the laying of the largest cupcakes mosaic has sent a message to the world that Lagos remained a land of creativity and innovations Sanwo Olu who was represented by the wife of the State Deputy Governor Mrs Oluremi Hamzat at the event monitored by officials of the Guinness World Records said that the last largest cupcakes in the world was a 30 400 cupcakes made in Singapore in 2015 I am sure that with this largest cupcakes mosaic today we have sent a message to the world that Lagos State is a land of creativity and innovations It is my belief that Lagos State and indeed Nigeria would continue to strive and record greater achievements I call on everyone here today to join hands with our administration to build a Lagos that we will all be proud of he said The governor commended all the founding fathers of Nigeria independence icons and those who had worked tirelessly to ensure that Nigeria remained a united nation The Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf said that the world s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic was very unique to Lagos being the trail blazer in every lofty initiative Akinbile Yussuf said that the government through the event was putting itself before the international community especially tourists to see what the state could offer in terms of breaking new grounds and in creativity She said that the relevance of Lagos State in Nigeria could not be undermined as the state had been channeling its efforts into activities that had strengthened the nation economically culturally and socially According to her Lagos State has been serving as the melting pot for Nigeria s tradition and culture The coming together of Fly Africa and the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture for this event which is one of its kinds in the history of this nation underscores Lagos rich attractions that have earned the nation a global voice and respect across the continent It is also commendable that we are equally using this event to eye World Guinness Record through the laying of the Largest Cupcake Mosaic in different colors being the first ever in the world I appreciate the almost 150 volunteers who came together to make this Largest Cupcakes Mosaic possible as well as the various partners for this event she said Akinbile Yusuf also said that the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture had used the period of the lockdown in the tourism and entertainment industry to rethink a workable direction for the post COVID era She said that going forward efforts would be channeled toward the development of the state local tourism sites and the promotion of local creativity Rather than enriching the economy of other countries through international tours we want to change the narrative by making our state a more beautiful city to behold where international tourists can visit and invest their resources the commissioner said The Lead Aviator of Fly Africa Mr Wole Olagundoye said the record breaking event would inspire Nigerians and Africans to rise above the odds and strive for positive actions toward achieving great and transformational feats Olagundoye who is also the Managing Director of Outori Ltd said that only Africans could make Africa succeed Our own destiny is not in the hand of other nations but right in ours and we must seize this moment to make the necessary changes he said Edited By Peter Ejiofor Source NAN
    Lagos puts Nigeria on world record with 60,000 cupcakes mosaic
     Lagos State on Thursday put Nigeria on the world record by celebrating the 60th Independence Anniversary with 60 000 cupcakes The state produced the largest anniversary logo in the world made with cupcakes mosaic The initiative by the Lagos State Government in conjunction with Fly Africa aimed to put Nigeria in the Guinness Book of World Record as holder of the world s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic in the world Speaking at the event held at Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere Lagos Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu noted the state through the laying of the largest cupcakes mosaic has sent a message to the world that Lagos remained a land of creativity and innovations Sanwo Olu who was represented by the wife of the State Deputy Governor Mrs Oluremi Hamzat at the event monitored by officials of the Guinness World Records said that the last largest cupcakes in the world was a 30 400 cupcakes made in Singapore in 2015 I am sure that with this largest cupcakes mosaic today we have sent a message to the world that Lagos State is a land of creativity and innovations It is my belief that Lagos State and indeed Nigeria would continue to strive and record greater achievements I call on everyone here today to join hands with our administration to build a Lagos that we will all be proud of he said The governor commended all the founding fathers of Nigeria independence icons and those who had worked tirelessly to ensure that Nigeria remained a united nation The Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf said that the world s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic was very unique to Lagos being the trail blazer in every lofty initiative Akinbile Yussuf said that the government through the event was putting itself before the international community especially tourists to see what the state could offer in terms of breaking new grounds and in creativity She said that the relevance of Lagos State in Nigeria could not be undermined as the state had been channeling its efforts into activities that had strengthened the nation economically culturally and socially According to her Lagos State has been serving as the melting pot for Nigeria s tradition and culture The coming together of Fly Africa and the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture for this event which is one of its kinds in the history of this nation underscores Lagos rich attractions that have earned the nation a global voice and respect across the continent It is also commendable that we are equally using this event to eye World Guinness Record through the laying of the Largest Cupcake Mosaic in different colors being the first ever in the world I appreciate the almost 150 volunteers who came together to make this Largest Cupcakes Mosaic possible as well as the various partners for this event she said Akinbile Yusuf also said that the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture had used the period of the lockdown in the tourism and entertainment industry to rethink a workable direction for the post COVID era She said that going forward efforts would be channeled toward the development of the state local tourism sites and the promotion of local creativity Rather than enriching the economy of other countries through international tours we want to change the narrative by making our state a more beautiful city to behold where international tourists can visit and invest their resources the commissioner said The Lead Aviator of Fly Africa Mr Wole Olagundoye said the record breaking event would inspire Nigerians and Africans to rise above the odds and strive for positive actions toward achieving great and transformational feats Olagundoye who is also the Managing Director of Outori Ltd said that only Africans could make Africa succeed Our own destiny is not in the hand of other nations but right in ours and we must seize this moment to make the necessary changes he said Edited By Peter Ejiofor Source NAN
    Lagos puts Nigeria on world record with 60,000 cupcakes mosaic
    Politics2 years ago

    Lagos puts Nigeria on world record with 60,000 cupcakes mosaic

    Lagos State on Thursday put Nigeria on the world record by celebrating the 60th Independence Anniversary with 60,000 cupcakes.

    The state produced the largest anniversary logo in the world, made with cupcakes mosaic.

    The initiative by the Lagos State Government in conjunction with Fly Africa, aimed to put Nigeria in the Guinness Book of World Record as holder of the world’s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic in the world.

    Speaking at the event held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noted the state through the laying of the largest cupcakes mosaic, has sent a message to the world that Lagos remained a land of creativity and innovations.

    Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the wife of the State Deputy Governor, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat, at the event monitored by officials of the Guinness World Records, said that the last largest cupcakes in the world was a 30,400 cupcakes made in Singapore in 2015.

    “’I am sure that with this largest cupcakes mosaic today, we have sent a message to the world that Lagos State is a land of creativity and innovations.

    “It is my belief that Lagos State and indeed Nigeria would continue to strive and record greater achievements.

    “I call on everyone here today to join hands with our administration to build a Lagos that we will all be proud of,” he said.

    The governor commended all the founding fathers of Nigeria, independence icons and those who had worked tirelessly to ensure that Nigeria remained a united nation.

    The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said that the world’s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic was very unique to Lagos being the trail-blazer in every lofty initiative.

    Akinbile-Yussuf said that the government, through the event was putting itself before the international community, especially tourists, to see what the state could offer in terms of breaking new grounds and in creativity.

    She said that the relevance of Lagos State in Nigeria could not be undermined as the state had been channeling its efforts into activities that had strengthened the nation economically, culturally and socially.

    According to her, Lagos State has been serving as the melting pot for Nigeria’s tradition and culture.

    “The coming together of Fly Africa and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture for this event which is one of its kinds in the history of this nation underscores Lagos’ rich attractions that have earned the nation a global voice and respect across the continent.

    “It is also commendable that we are equally using this event to eye World Guinness Record through the laying of the Largest Cupcake Mosaic in different colors, being the first ever in the world.

    ‘“I appreciate the almost 150 volunteers who came together to make this Largest Cupcakes Mosaic possible, as well as the various partners for this event,” she said.

    Akinbile-Yusuf also said that the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture had used the period of the lockdown in the tourism and entertainment industry to rethink a workable direction for the post-COVID era.

    She said that going forward, efforts would be channeled toward the development of the state local tourism sites and the promotion of local creativity.

    “Rather than enriching the economy of other countries through international tours, we want to change the narrative by making our state a more beautiful city to behold, where international tourists can visit and invest their resources,” the commissioner said.

    The Lead Aviator of Fly Africa, Mr Wole Olagundoye, said the record breaking event would inspire Nigerians and Africans to rise above the odds and strive for positive actions toward achieving great and transformational feats.

    Olagundoye, who is also the Managing Director of Outori Ltd., said that only Africans could make Africa succeed.

    “Our own destiny is not in the hand of other nations but right in ours and we must seize this moment to make the necessary changes,” he said.

    (
    Edited By: Peter Ejiofor)
    Source: NAN

  •  Lagos State Government and Fly Africa a corporate social responsibility initiative on Thursday created 60 000 cupcakes mosaic as the largest logo to celebrate Nigeria s 60th Independence Anniversary The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 60 000 cupcakes mosaic was put together by over 150 volunteers at the indoor sports hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere Lagos The event was monitored by officials of the Guinness Book of World Records Wole Olagundoye Managing Director of Fly Africa and Outori Limited said the event was organised to bring Nigerians together as one big family to celebrate the country s 60th Independence Anniversary Olagundoye said that the event was supported by Dangote Sugar Baker s Choice Golden Penny Flour Mills and Princess Cakes among others In her remark Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the state Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture said the largest Cupcake Mosaic of many colours was the first ever in the world Lagos occupies a significant position in the history of this country economically historically financially and numerically that is why the state is often referred to as a mini Nigeria The coming together of Fly Africa and the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture for this event underscores Lagos lively and growing arts scene as well as its rich attractions that have earned the nation a global voice the commissioner said She said that the event had demonstrated to the world what Lagos state could offer in terms of breaking new grounds and creativity Akinbile Yussuf said Lagos would maintain its relevance in Nigeria by channeling its efforts into activities of strengthening the nation economically culturally and socially She noted that Lagos was no doubt the melting pot for Nigeria tradition and culture Akinbile Yussuf said that efforts would be channeled towards the development of the state s local tourism sites and the promotion of local creativity Rather than enriching the economy of other countries through international tour we want to change the narrative by making our state a more beautiful city where international tourists can visit and invest their resources she said NAN reports that Fly Africa is an initiative of Outori Ltd a brand and consumer experience company with a global affiliation with Dentsu Aegis Network Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    60: Lagos govt, Fly Africa creates 60,000 cupcakes mosaic anniversary logo
     Lagos State Government and Fly Africa a corporate social responsibility initiative on Thursday created 60 000 cupcakes mosaic as the largest logo to celebrate Nigeria s 60th Independence Anniversary The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 60 000 cupcakes mosaic was put together by over 150 volunteers at the indoor sports hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere Lagos The event was monitored by officials of the Guinness Book of World Records Wole Olagundoye Managing Director of Fly Africa and Outori Limited said the event was organised to bring Nigerians together as one big family to celebrate the country s 60th Independence Anniversary Olagundoye said that the event was supported by Dangote Sugar Baker s Choice Golden Penny Flour Mills and Princess Cakes among others In her remark Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the state Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture said the largest Cupcake Mosaic of many colours was the first ever in the world Lagos occupies a significant position in the history of this country economically historically financially and numerically that is why the state is often referred to as a mini Nigeria The coming together of Fly Africa and the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture for this event underscores Lagos lively and growing arts scene as well as its rich attractions that have earned the nation a global voice the commissioner said She said that the event had demonstrated to the world what Lagos state could offer in terms of breaking new grounds and creativity Akinbile Yussuf said Lagos would maintain its relevance in Nigeria by channeling its efforts into activities of strengthening the nation economically culturally and socially She noted that Lagos was no doubt the melting pot for Nigeria tradition and culture Akinbile Yussuf said that efforts would be channeled towards the development of the state s local tourism sites and the promotion of local creativity Rather than enriching the economy of other countries through international tour we want to change the narrative by making our state a more beautiful city where international tourists can visit and invest their resources she said NAN reports that Fly Africa is an initiative of Outori Ltd a brand and consumer experience company with a global affiliation with Dentsu Aegis Network Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    60: Lagos govt, Fly Africa creates 60,000 cupcakes mosaic anniversary logo
    General news2 years ago

    60: Lagos govt, Fly Africa creates 60,000 cupcakes mosaic anniversary logo

    Lagos State Government and Fly Africa, a corporate social responsibility initiative, on Thursday created 60,000 cupcakes mosaic as the largest logo to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 60,000 cupcakes mosaic was put together by over 150 volunteers at the indoor sports hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

    The event was monitored by officials of the Guinness Book of World Records.

    Wole Olagundoye, Managing Director of Fly Africa and Outori Limited, said the event was organised to bring Nigerians together as one big family to celebrate the country’s 60th Independence Anniversary.

    Olagundoye said that the event was  supported by Dangote Sugar, Baker’s Choice, Golden Penny Flour Mills and  Princess Cakes, among others.

    In her remark, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the largest Cupcake Mosaic of many colours was the first ever in the world.

    “Lagos occupies a significant position in the history of this country economically, historically, financially and numerically; that is why the state is often referred to as a mini-Nigeria.

    “The coming together of Fly Africa and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture for this event underscores Lagos’ lively and growing arts scene as well as its rich attractions that have earned the nation a global voice,” the commissioner said.

    She said that the event had demonstrated to the world what Lagos state could offer in terms of breaking new grounds and creativity.

    Akinbile-Yussuf said Lagos would maintain its relevance in Nigeria by channeling its efforts into activities of strengthening the nation economically, culturally and socially.

    She noted that Lagos was no doubt the melting pot for Nigeria tradition and culture.

    Akinbile-Yussuf said that efforts would  be channeled towards the development of the state’s local tourism sites and the promotion of local creativity.

    “Rather than enriching the economy of other countries through international tour, we want to change the narrative by making our state a more beautiful city where international tourists can visit and invest their resources, “she said.

    NAN reports that Fly Africa is an initiative of Outori Ltd., a brand and consumer experience company with a global affiliation with Dentsu Aegis Network.


    Edited By: Wale Ojetimi
    Source: NAN

     

     

     

     

     

     

  •  The Lagos State Government may postpone the 2020 edition of its annual Greater Lagos Regatta and Festival due to coronavirus infection The state Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ikeja at a media briefing on the festival Akinbile Yussuf said that the postponement had become necessary because of the need to ensure safety of the state residents and participants The Nigeria News Agency reports that Lagos State recorded a third case of coronavirus also known as COVID 19 on Tuesday March 17 The first case was an Italian who has been treated and is recovering at an isolation centre The second case eventually tested negative during subsequent tests The commissioner said that if not postponed the Greater Lagos Regatta and Festival would hold from April 10 to April 12 She said that the ministry had concluded arrangements for the festival According to her due to coronavirus the state government could make the tourism festival more local and reduce international participation The ministry is aware of COVID 19 and we are working with the Ministry of Health to create washing of hands points provide hand sanitisers and ensure safety of Lagosians before during and after the programme she said The commissioner said that the programme was aimed at developing tourism arts and culture and showcasing the state to the world According to the official the government will collaborate with Gradient Hill Ltd a private organisation in hosting the event Akinbile Yussuf said that with the partnership the project would showcase the physical and natural attributes of Lagos It is our hope that it will showcase the endearing and welcoming spirit of the people the already established reputation of Lagos as the primary entertainment destination in Nigeria It will ensure not only the success of the programme but keeping the event going well into the future The event will feature festival village children s corner concerts and talent hunt among others she said The commissioner added that the three day event would feature a conference on tourism and a concert by local artistes She said that it would also feature boat regatta parade and racing According to her the state government is using the programme to leverage on the unique opportunities provided by entertainment industry We are also trying to reach out to major tourism stakeholders on the continent and market Lagos as a choice and must visit destination in Africa she said Edited Ijeoma Popoola
    Coronavirus: Lagos may postpone tourism festival
     The Lagos State Government may postpone the 2020 edition of its annual Greater Lagos Regatta and Festival due to coronavirus infection The state Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ikeja at a media briefing on the festival Akinbile Yussuf said that the postponement had become necessary because of the need to ensure safety of the state residents and participants The Nigeria News Agency reports that Lagos State recorded a third case of coronavirus also known as COVID 19 on Tuesday March 17 The first case was an Italian who has been treated and is recovering at an isolation centre The second case eventually tested negative during subsequent tests The commissioner said that if not postponed the Greater Lagos Regatta and Festival would hold from April 10 to April 12 She said that the ministry had concluded arrangements for the festival According to her due to coronavirus the state government could make the tourism festival more local and reduce international participation The ministry is aware of COVID 19 and we are working with the Ministry of Health to create washing of hands points provide hand sanitisers and ensure safety of Lagosians before during and after the programme she said The commissioner said that the programme was aimed at developing tourism arts and culture and showcasing the state to the world According to the official the government will collaborate with Gradient Hill Ltd a private organisation in hosting the event Akinbile Yussuf said that with the partnership the project would showcase the physical and natural attributes of Lagos It is our hope that it will showcase the endearing and welcoming spirit of the people the already established reputation of Lagos as the primary entertainment destination in Nigeria It will ensure not only the success of the programme but keeping the event going well into the future The event will feature festival village children s corner concerts and talent hunt among others she said The commissioner added that the three day event would feature a conference on tourism and a concert by local artistes She said that it would also feature boat regatta parade and racing According to her the state government is using the programme to leverage on the unique opportunities provided by entertainment industry We are also trying to reach out to major tourism stakeholders on the continent and market Lagos as a choice and must visit destination in Africa she said Edited Ijeoma Popoola
    Coronavirus: Lagos may postpone tourism festival
    Politics3 years ago

    Coronavirus: Lagos may postpone tourism festival

    The Lagos State Government may postpone the 2020 edition of its annual Greater Lagos Regatta and Festival, due to  coronavirus infection.

    The state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ikeja at a media briefing on the festival.

    Akinbile-Yussuf said that the postponement had become necessary because of the need to ensure safety of the state residents and participants.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that Lagos State recorded a third case of coronavirus  also known as COVID-19 on Tuesday  (March 17).

    The first case was an Italian who has been treated and is recovering at an isolation centre.

    The second case eventually tested negative during subsequent tests.

    The commissioner said that if not postponed, the  Greater Lagos Regatta and Festival would hold from April 10 to April 12.

    She said that the ministry had concluded arrangements for the festival.

    According to her, due to coronavirus, the state government could  make the tourism festival more local and reduce international participation.

    “The ministry is aware of COVID -19, and we are working with the Ministry of Health to create washing of hands points, provide hand sanitisers and ensure safety of Lagosians before, during and after the programme,” she said.

    The commissioner said that the programme was aimed at developing tourism, arts and culture  and showcasing the state to the world.

    According to the official,  the government will collaborate with Gradient Hill Ltd., a private organisation, in hosting the event.

     

    Akinbile-Yussuf said that with the partnership, the project would showcase the physical and natural attributes of Lagos.

    “It is our hope that it will showcase the endearing and welcoming spirit of the people, the already established reputation of Lagos as the primary entertainment destination in Nigeria.

    “It will ensure not only the success of the programme but keeping the event going well into the future.

    “The event will feature festival village, children’s corner, concerts and talent hunt, among others,” she said.

    The commissioner added that the three-day event would feature a conference on tourism and a concert by local artistes.

    She said that it would also feature boat regatta, parade and racing.

    According to her, the state government is using the programme to leverage on the unique opportunities provided by entertainment industry.

    “We are also trying to reach out to major tourism stakeholders on the continent and market Lagos as a choice and must-visit destination in Africa,” she said.

    Edited /Ijeoma Popoola

     

     

  •  The Lagos State Government LASG says it will come up with a programme aimed at empowering widows of the members of the Armed Force who laid down their lives to defend and protect their fatherland Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu said this on Wednesday during the parade and laying of wreath to commemorate 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day The ceremony held at the Remembrance Arcade Tafawa Balewa Square Onikan was organised by the state government Sanwo Olu said that there was the need to empower the widows of the fallen heroes for them to be able to fend for their families and themselves He said that the government would discuss with the wives of the Officers of the Armed Forces to know possible areas that the widows could be empowered We will look for all the widows of our fallen heroes in the next programme and empower them because that is really what they require the governor said He said that the state government would continue to remember the fallen heroes and not let their efforts go unappreciated Sanwo Olu urged the serving officers and men of the Armed Forces to always do their best to ensure safety of lives and properties in the country As you can see it is a very solemn and humble ceremony It is something that we need to continue to do We need to remember and thank all our fallen heroes that had done well for the country at one point or the other It is very significant and something we will continue to celebrate and appreciate For us as a nation all their efforts will not go unnoticed This is also a clarion call to the men still in service that when issues happen the government will certainly not forget them he said Sanwo Olu also said that the government was security friendly and would be collaborating with the security agencies in several ways He added that some members of the Nigerian Legion were employed by the state as a way to continue to support them Also the Chief Judge of Lagos State Justice Kazeem Alogba said that the programme was to appreciate the efforts of the Armed Forces especially the fallen heroes for the sacrifices they made for the country Alogba said that the deceased laid down their lives for the peace unity and freedom of the country hence they would always be remembered This is to show that the fallen heroes are not forgotten and also a way of rekindling courage in those still in service wherever they may find themselves This is a call to everyone to serve judiciously and l pray we do not lose our lives in the course of service he said Earlier Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf Commissioner for Home Affairs said that the government had constantly been supporting the Armed Forces and would continue to do that In the past years the government had rendered several helps to them and I can assure you all that Gov Sanwo Olu had graciously approved lots of things for this year s celebration Akinbile Yussuf said She said that the items approved to assist the members of the Armed Forces would be made available to them The Commissioner of Police Mr Hakeem Odumosu urged all servicemen to be proactive and be dedicated to their duties for the general good of the nation Odumosu said that the celebration had provided an opportunity to encourage the Armed Forces and the Police to realise that the internal security they were rendering was recognised and appreciated Edited by Chinyere Bassey Peter Dada
    LASG to empower widows of fallen Armed Forces personnel
     The Lagos State Government LASG says it will come up with a programme aimed at empowering widows of the members of the Armed Force who laid down their lives to defend and protect their fatherland Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu said this on Wednesday during the parade and laying of wreath to commemorate 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day The ceremony held at the Remembrance Arcade Tafawa Balewa Square Onikan was organised by the state government Sanwo Olu said that there was the need to empower the widows of the fallen heroes for them to be able to fend for their families and themselves He said that the government would discuss with the wives of the Officers of the Armed Forces to know possible areas that the widows could be empowered We will look for all the widows of our fallen heroes in the next programme and empower them because that is really what they require the governor said He said that the state government would continue to remember the fallen heroes and not let their efforts go unappreciated Sanwo Olu urged the serving officers and men of the Armed Forces to always do their best to ensure safety of lives and properties in the country As you can see it is a very solemn and humble ceremony It is something that we need to continue to do We need to remember and thank all our fallen heroes that had done well for the country at one point or the other It is very significant and something we will continue to celebrate and appreciate For us as a nation all their efforts will not go unnoticed This is also a clarion call to the men still in service that when issues happen the government will certainly not forget them he said Sanwo Olu also said that the government was security friendly and would be collaborating with the security agencies in several ways He added that some members of the Nigerian Legion were employed by the state as a way to continue to support them Also the Chief Judge of Lagos State Justice Kazeem Alogba said that the programme was to appreciate the efforts of the Armed Forces especially the fallen heroes for the sacrifices they made for the country Alogba said that the deceased laid down their lives for the peace unity and freedom of the country hence they would always be remembered This is to show that the fallen heroes are not forgotten and also a way of rekindling courage in those still in service wherever they may find themselves This is a call to everyone to serve judiciously and l pray we do not lose our lives in the course of service he said Earlier Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf Commissioner for Home Affairs said that the government had constantly been supporting the Armed Forces and would continue to do that In the past years the government had rendered several helps to them and I can assure you all that Gov Sanwo Olu had graciously approved lots of things for this year s celebration Akinbile Yussuf said She said that the items approved to assist the members of the Armed Forces would be made available to them The Commissioner of Police Mr Hakeem Odumosu urged all servicemen to be proactive and be dedicated to their duties for the general good of the nation Odumosu said that the celebration had provided an opportunity to encourage the Armed Forces and the Police to realise that the internal security they were rendering was recognised and appreciated Edited by Chinyere Bassey Peter Dada
    LASG to empower widows of fallen Armed Forces personnel
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    LASG to empower widows of fallen Armed Forces personnel

    The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will come up with a programme aimed at empowering widows of the members of the Armed Force who laid  down their lives to defend and protect  their fatherland .

     

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu,  said this on Wednesday  during the parade and laying of wreath  to commemorate 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

     

    The ceremony held at the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan,  was organised by the state government.

     

    Sanwo-Olu said that there was the need to empower the widows of the fallen heroes  for them to  be able to fend for their families and themselves.

     

    He said that the government would discuss with the wives of  the Officers of the Armed Forces to know  possible  areas that  the widows  could be  empowered.

     

    ”We will look for all the widows of our fallen heroes in the next programme and empower them, because that is really what they require,” the governor said.

     

    He said that the state government would continue to remember the fallen heroes and not let their efforts go unappreciated.

     

    Sanwo-Olu urged the serving officers and men of the  Armed Forces  to always do their best to ensure safety of lives and properties in the country.

     

    ”As you can see,  it is a very solemn and humble ceremony. It is something that we need to continue to do.

     

    “We need to remember and thank all our fallen heroes that had done well for the country at one point or the other.

     

    ”It is very significant and something we will continue to celebrate and appreciate. For us as a nation, all  their efforts will not go unnoticed.

     

    ”This is also a clarion call to  the men still in service, that when issues happen, the government will certainly not forget them,” he said.

     

    Sanwo-Olu also  said that the government was security friendly and would be collaborating  with the security agencies in  several ways.

     

    He added that some members  of the Nigerian Legion were employed by the state as a way to continue to support them.

     

    Also, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba,  said  that the programme was to appreciate the efforts of the  Armed Forces, especially the fallen heroes,  for the sacrifices they  made for the country.

     

    Alogba said that the deceased laid down  their lives for the peace, unity and freedom of the country, hence, they would always be remembered.

     

    ”This is to show that the fallen heroes are not forgotten and also a way of rekindling courage in those still in service wherever they  may find themselves.

     

    ”This is a call to everyone to serve judiciously and l pray we do not lose our lives in the course of service,” he said.

     

    Earlier, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, Commissioner for Home Affairs, said that the government had constantly been supporting  the Armed Forces and would continue to do that.

     

    “In the past years, the government had rendered several helps to them, and I can assure  you all that Gov.  Sanwo-Olu had graciously approved lots of things for this year’s celebration,’’ Akinbile-Yussuf said.

     

    She said that the items approved to assist the members of the Armed Forces would be made available to them.

     

    The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu,  urged all servicemen to be proactive and be dedicated to their  duties  for the general good of the nation.

     

    Odumosu said that the celebration had provided an  opportunity to encourage the Armed Forces and the Police  to realise that the internal security they were rendering was recognised and appreciated.

     

    Edited by: Chinyere Bassey/Peter Dada

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  •  The Lagos State Government says it is set to empower 50 graduates with cutting edge technology skills that will give them a better advantage with employers of labour Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the Commissioner for Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment said on Tuesday that the empowerment would be through the Oracle Development Training Programme Akinbile Yussuf said more than 100 graduates applied for the programme but 50 were picked for the pilot scheme that would commence in the first week of November 2018 She said that the selected candidates would be going through a three week intensive and rigorous training on Oracle workforce development programme According to her the workforce development programme is part of the curriculum from Oracle University that provides industry certified training for graduates The target of the ministry is to ensure that 95 per cent of the participants are gainfully employed by different organisations after the successful completion of the training Some beneficiaries of previous employability skill training programmes organised by the ministry have been employed she said in a statement Akinbile Yussuf called on the private sector to send their skill requirements for graduates as the ministry was ready to partner and tailor her employability training programmes to meet the needs of the different organisations Mr Adepegba Oduntan the Strategic Initiatives Manager Oracle Sub Saharan Africa said the training was borne out of the desire to equip graduates with the right employability skills currently needed in the labour market Oduntan said Oracle was set to train graduates in line with the needs of employers This training will fill the skills deficit gap in Nigeria We are training the graduates on the Oracle Database cloud up to certification level In addition the training will make the participants more valuable to employers of labour he said Edited by Gregory Mmaduakolam Oluwole Sogunle
    LASG to empower graduates to fill skills-deficit gap – Official
     The Lagos State Government says it is set to empower 50 graduates with cutting edge technology skills that will give them a better advantage with employers of labour Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf the Commissioner for Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment said on Tuesday that the empowerment would be through the Oracle Development Training Programme Akinbile Yussuf said more than 100 graduates applied for the programme but 50 were picked for the pilot scheme that would commence in the first week of November 2018 She said that the selected candidates would be going through a three week intensive and rigorous training on Oracle workforce development programme According to her the workforce development programme is part of the curriculum from Oracle University that provides industry certified training for graduates The target of the ministry is to ensure that 95 per cent of the participants are gainfully employed by different organisations after the successful completion of the training Some beneficiaries of previous employability skill training programmes organised by the ministry have been employed she said in a statement Akinbile Yussuf called on the private sector to send their skill requirements for graduates as the ministry was ready to partner and tailor her employability training programmes to meet the needs of the different organisations Mr Adepegba Oduntan the Strategic Initiatives Manager Oracle Sub Saharan Africa said the training was borne out of the desire to equip graduates with the right employability skills currently needed in the labour market Oduntan said Oracle was set to train graduates in line with the needs of employers This training will fill the skills deficit gap in Nigeria We are training the graduates on the Oracle Database cloud up to certification level In addition the training will make the participants more valuable to employers of labour he said Edited by Gregory Mmaduakolam Oluwole Sogunle
    LASG to empower graduates to fill skills-deficit gap – Official
    Science & Technology4 years ago

    LASG to empower graduates to fill skills-deficit gap – Official

    The Lagos State Government says it is set to empower 50 graduates with cutting-edge technology skills that will give them a better advantage with employers of labour.

    Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, the Commissioner for Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment said on Tuesday that the empowerment would be through the Oracle Development Training Programme.

    Akinbile-Yussuf said more than 100 graduates applied for the programme, but 50 were picked for the pilot scheme that would commence in the first week of November, 2018.

    She said that the selected candidates would be going through a three-week intensive and rigorous training on Oracle workforce development programme.

    According to her, the workforce development programme is part of the curriculum from Oracle University that provides industry-certified training for graduates.

    “The target of the ministry is to ensure that 95 per cent of the participants are gainfully employed by different organisations after the successful completion of the training.

    “Some beneficiaries of previous employability skill-training programmes organised by the ministry have been employed’’, she said in a statement.

    Akinbile-Yussuf called on the private sector to send their skill requirements for graduates, as the ministry was ready to partner and tailor her employability training programmes to meet the needs of the different organisations.

    Mr Adepegba Oduntan, the Strategic Initiatives Manager, Oracle, Sub Saharan Africa, said the training was borne out of the desire to equip graduates with the right employability skills currently needed in the labour market.

    Oduntan said Oracle was set to train graduates in line with the needs of employers.

    “This training will fill the skills deficit gap in Nigeria. We are training the graduates on the Oracle Database cloud up to certification level.

    “In addition, the training will make the participants more valuable to employers of labour,’’ he said.

    Edited by: Gregory Mmaduakolam/Oluwole Sogunle