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VOB endorses Environmental Health community action by Beatrix Sagoe and Adorn Life Pharmacy

The Executive Chairman, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government, Engr. Dr. Valentine Buraimoh attended the Environmental Health Education Programme in company of the Vice Chairman, Hon. Segun Idris to express their satisfaction with the community Health sensitization exercise championed by Beatrix Sagoe and Adorn Life Pharmacy.
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Hon. Kasunmu bags Lagos Panorama Distinguished Legislative SDG Award

The honourable representing Ikeja Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (ARK) has bagged the Lagos Panorama Distinguished Legislative SDG Award in recognition of his efforts for advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) in his Constituency in the last couple of years.
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Senator Tokunbo Abiru Unveils Impactful Plans At Formal Launch Of COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has formally launched the COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance to indigent residents in the Senatorial District.
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Senator Abiru Launches COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance Scheme for constituents

The Senator representing Lagos-East Senatorial District at the upper chamber, Senator Tokunbo Abiru has formally launched his bi-monthly financial empowerment programme tagged ‘COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance Scheme’, designed to empower over 2000 vulnerable persons financially in the district at the Ikorodu Constituency office on Thursday.
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ALGON SECOND TENURE: Hon. Alabi Kolade David hits ground running as ALGON National President

Continuing with the giant strides experienced during his leadership as the National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in his first term, Hon. Alabi Kolade David has hit the ground running having been unanimously reelected for a second tenure.
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LASG partners CIG Motors to set up vehicle assembly plant, start taxi scheme

The executive governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the official joint venture between the Lagos State Government and CIG Motors Company Limited, towards establishing a world-class Motor Vehicle Assembly Plant in Ogba, Lagos State.

The Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U General Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stopover in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two countries.

A press statement by the Embassy on Friday, said: “During the visit, Townsend met with the Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, Babagan Monguno, to discuss regional security issues and to express the command’s gratitude for the assistance provided during a hostage rescue operation last year.

“When we asked for their help, the Nigerian government answered the call. Our hostage recovery mission in October would have been impossible without their support.

“They quickly provided assistance that helped the U.S. military to save an American life. That is a strong example of our partnership with Nigeria.”

Townsend also met with senior military officials, including the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magash, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, to talk about on-going cooperation in the region and greater maritime security and threat mitigation.

Nigeria is a key partner in countering violent extremist organizations throughout the Lake Chad Basin.

Townsend said furthermore: “The bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. is built on several pillars including security cooperation.

“U.S. Africa Command will do our part to advance the security cooperation pillar, so that Nigerians can enjoy the more secure future they all deserve.”

As close partners, the U.S. and Nigeria have worked at ensuring the collaborative relationship continues to grow to include a commitment to interoperability. Nigeria purchased 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, which will be delivered later this year.

“Nigeria’s purchase of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft is another example of their commitment to interoperability and security in the region,” he added. “Our economic relationship with Nigeria is already strong, and we look forward to the continued strengthening of security relationships. Nigeria’s leaders understand the importance of a collaborative approach to ensuring stability in West Africa and partnering on areas of mutual interest.”

The Commander also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.

Leonard said: “General Townsend’s visit to Nigeria demonstrates the strategic importance the United States places on our bilateral relationship with Nigeria.

“Our security cooperation partnership with Nigeria’s military will strengthen the country’s capabilities to secure land and sea borders, enhance overall security, and combat terrorism in the North East.”

As part of the visit, Townsend participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Nigeria Military National Cemetery to honour those who have given their lives in the service of their nation.

During the visit, the delegation expressed their condolences for the seven service men killed in the crash of a Nigerian Air Force aircraft in Abuja.