Ambode presents N1.046trn budget for 2018

Tagged “Budget of Progress and Development,” Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, yes terday, presented N1.046 trillion 2018 budget proposal for Lagos State to the House of Assembly, saying that the financial plan would be used to consolidate on the success recorded in infrastructure, education, transportation, traffic management, security and health sectors. The budget is N234 billion higher than the N812 billion 2017 appropriation, representing an increase of 28.67 per cent. In the budget proposal, recurrent expenditure is N347.039 billion, while the capital expenditure stands at N699.082 billion. Capi-tal and Recurrent Ratio is…

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Ambode presents N1.046trn y2018 budget proposal

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday presented the Year 2018 Budget proposal of N1.046trillion to the House of Assembly, with a pledge that his administration will make every effort to complete all ongoing projects as well as initiate new ones to consolidate on the development recorded in the last 30 months. Governor Ambode, who christened the 2018 Budget as “Budget of Progress and Development”, said it would be used to consolidate on the achievements recorded in infrastructure, education, transportation/traffic management, security and health sectors. He said the Budget would also…

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Ambode’s vision crucial for race success –Ogba

The President of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, has attributed the success of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to the vision of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Ogba, who was President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria between 2009 and April 2017, said: “Lagos has all the ingredients to host a world-class marathon. As President of the AFN, I approached many officials of the Lagos State Government but they didn’t welcome the idea. A few weeks after Ambode was sworn-in, I was still the head…

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Why I can’t disappoint 22 million Lagosians – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has said that he is fully aware of the expectations of 22 million Lagosians from his administration, assuring that he will continue to work round the clock to ensure that the State is transformed and residents can feel the impact positively. In an exclusive interview he granted to City People and published in the latest edition, Governor Ambode said residents expect nothing short of good governance from him and that being at the helm of affairs was a task he was prepared to take…

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Ignore impostors in Lagos, Arewa youths to Ambode

  Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has urged Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, to be wary of some characters parading themselves as leaders of Arewa community in the state.   AYCF in a statement issued on Monday by its President, Mallam Yerima Shetima, took a swipe at some personalities who he described as bloody impostors by claiming to be leaders and mouthpiece of the Arewa Community in the state simply because they are in appointed offices.   Yerima’s statement was in support of a report credited to the Sarkin Fulani of…

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Ambode, Sasore, others canvass decentralisation of resource control

Lagos State governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Supo Sasore (SAN) and other prominent indigenes of the state have advocated for decentralisation of resource control to aggressively drive the nation’s economy and effective service delivery to the citizens. The indigenes comprising of legal luminaries, captains of industry, medical experts, historians, politicians and other professions said for the nation to overcome the current economic challenge and infrastructural deficit, over centralisation of the resource control must be addressed to pave the way for innovation that would…

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Ambode, Akiolu warn Lagos monarchs against crime

Miffed by a case of the Baale of Shangisha in Lagos, who was accused of faking his own kidnap, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu have warned traditional rulers in the state to desist from crime or risk losing their titles. The duo urged the monarchs to continue to live above board in the maintenance of peace and security across the state by exhibiting exemplary conduct within their jurisdictions. Addressing the traditional rulers and chiefs at an interactive session on security issues in Lagos State,…

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