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BREAKING: FG Begin N20000 Cash Transfer In Lagos Says Sanwo Olu

BREAKING: FG Begin N20000 Cash Transfer In Lagos Says Sanwo Olu
BREAKING: FG Begin N20000 Cash Transfer In Lagos Says Sanwo Olu

BREAKING: FG Begin N20000 Cash Transfer In Lagos Says Sanwo Olu

The Federal Government has begun the conditional transfer of N20,000 in Lagos as part of efforts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus lockdown on residents of the state.

This was revealed on Friday night by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who said he received the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq in his office.

Over 160 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Lagos State out of the over 300 infections reported in Nigeria.

Sanwo-Olu said the minister’s team was in Lagos to flag-off the conditional cash transfer and supply of relief food materials for the poor and vulnerable including the elderly, refugees, internally displaced persons, persons living with disabilities, petty traders, hawkers, labourers, amongst others.

Today, I received the Hon Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq who was in Lagos with her team to flag off the conditional cash transfer and supply of relief food materials for the vulnerable.

Our state is the epicenter of COVID-19 in Nigeria. We appreciate all the support we have received from the Federal Government. 

Again I appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership and for his invaluable support. We will not rest until Lagos is free of COVID-19,” the governor tweeted.

The FG had said beneficiaries of its conditional cash transfer had received it in Federal Capital Territory Abuja and some other states across the country.

Similarly, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State said on Friday that he received the minister of humanitarian affairs in his office in Abeokuta.

“The Honourable Minister handed over five truckloads of rice and one truckload of vegetable oil, as part of the relief materials that the Federal Government is donating to the state for further distribution to the poor, vulnerable and elderly.

“She gave her word to speed up the process of the FG’s cash transfer to the less privileged in Ogun State, in order to ensure that these beneficiaries remain well during the COVID-19 lockdown period, which was directed for the common good of everyone,” Abiodun wrote on Twitter.

According to PUNCH reports Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun are currently on lockdown based on the directive of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) as part of efforts to curb the circle of transmission of the novel virus in the country.

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Jimi Agbaje Has Nothing To Offer Lagosian – Sanwo-olu

The Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, believes the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, has nothing to offer the state.
While speaking during an interview on Lagos Talks 91.3 FM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Sanwo-Olu dismissed Agbaje’s campaign promise to deliver the state from bondage.
The former commissioner said the state’s growth over the years has been due to deliberate efforts by previous governments.
He said, “The first thing is to settle ourselves clearly that we’re not in any form of bondage. You and I know that we’re not in shackles at all.
“When you say Lagos is the fifth largest economy, it just didn’t drop from heaven. It’s because growth has happened.
“There might be traffic and waste issues but we’ve developed a state. Wealth has been created.
“To now situate all of that conversation, because truly PDP really doesn’t have anything to offer and, by extension, Mr Agbaje really doesn’t have anything to offer. There’s really nothing new that he has to offer us.”
When Nigeria regained democracy in 1999, Bola Tinubu was elected the Lagos State governor and has been heavily involved in the emergence and electoral victories of his successors, Babatunde Fashola and Akinwunmi Ambode, the current governor.
Agbaje has, on several occasions, alleged that Tinubu’s stranglehold over the politics of the state has been holding it back from progress and has vowed to liberate the state.
However, while speaking on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu said Tinubu has already shifted his attention towards national matters and is not standing in the way of the progress of Lagos State.
“Asiwaju is a father to us and the man has not even gone on an engagement with us since we started this thing in September.
He’s moved on, his conversation is to take Nigeria to a height all of us will be proud of and we wish him the best.
“It’s gone beyond Lagos conversation, beyond southwest. Here in Lagos, we’ve been running our own thing,” he said.
The candidate further asserted that he’s his own man with over 17 years experience in government.
The Lagos governorship election will take place on March 2, 2019, with Sanwo-Olu and Agbaje considered favourites to win the coveted seat to head Nigeria’s economic capital.

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Sanwo-olu Was Arrested Once For Spending Fake Dollars – Ambode (See Video)

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the race to secure the ticket of the APC in 2019, is not fit.

Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu was arrested for fraud in the US.

His words:

“We have never responded to the campaign of calumny on social media. We have one family in APC. The aspirant being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person to take this job.

I have done everything in the last three and half years to serve people selflessly and to serve the poor.

This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and he has been detained for months.

He doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before.

The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital. we don’t want to go to far. Our leadership should have a rethink.

I plead with our leaders to have a rethink, It is not about me, it is about the opportunity that APC has.”

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Sanwo-Olu was once arrested for spending fake dollars – Ambode . . Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the race to secure the ticket of the APC in 2019, is not fit. . . Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu was arrested for fraud in the US. . . His words: “We have never responded to the campaign of calumny on social media. We have one family in APC. The aspirant being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person to take this job. . . I have done everything in the last three and half years to serve people selflessly and to serve the poor. . . This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and he has been detained for months. . . He doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital. we don’t want to go to far. Our leadership should have a rethink. . . I plead with our leaders to have a rethink, It is not about me, it is about the opportunity that APC has.”

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