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LASG To Take Action On Schools That Violate Academic Calendar

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OEQA To Take Action On Schools That Violate Academic Calendar

The Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has promised to take disciplinary actions against schools in Lagos that failed to resume with the academic calendar.

This was revealed in a statement by Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, the Director-General of OEQA, frowning at schools who did not comply with the resumption date, vowing to release names as soon as it is compiled.

“Last term, it was observed that despite extensive sensitization on the importance of having a synchronized school calendar, many schools refused to comply with the mid-term break as mandated in accordance with the academic calendar.

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“During our recent exercise to monitor the level of compliance with Tuesday 4th January 2022 resumption date, we observed that the level of compliance was low. We are going to notify the schools that have not adhered to the academic calendar with ‘Notice of Non-Compliance’ stickers and issue letters of invitation to the administrators to visit our office in Alausa where further disciplinary actions will be taken,” OEQA DG said.

She emphasized the need for all schools, public and private, to comply with the academic calendar in order to ensure that an equal system of learning in all schools in Lagos State is achieved.

Seriki-Ayeni, therefore, urged school owners to communicate effectively with parents to prepare their wards early for resumption, stating that it takes an entire term to prepare for an upcoming term.

The Director-General also implored school owners to focus on values in schools and engage parents, students, and staff on the need to come to school prepared in order to have a strong start.

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Campaign Stickers: LASG Denies Involvement

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Campaign Stickers: LASG Denies Involvement

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has denied its involvement in campaign stickers for fundraising on behalf of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, debunking claims of the Ministry or any other agency creating or circulating campaign stickers.

He urged members of the public, and those providing public transportation, to report anyone caught selling the stickers in the name of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, advising those involved in the mischief to refrain or face the wrath of the Law.

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Recall, in a video trending on Twitter, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) were forcefully demanding payment of campaign stickers from motorists.

Nigerians furiously reacted to the videos, calling out the NURTW for their insensitivity, others accused the Lagos Government of permitting such.

“The audacity of these guys!! On a property they don’t own. It’s mad!” a user wrote.

“That’s the amount of power given to these transport unions in Lagos… They know that when they do these things, nobody challenges them and when anyone comes up to challenge them, they have people in power that will come and back them up It’s mad indeed,” another user reacted.

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Hope Uzodinma Deserves Second Tenure – Buhari

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Hope Uzodinma Deserves Second Tenure - Buhari

Nigeria’s President , Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, comparing him to a good road that deserves a second passage.

Buhari revealed this when he visited Imo State to commission Okigwe and Orlu roads, and the rehabilitated House of Assembly Complex in Owerri, among other projects.

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“Delighted to be back in Imo State – the Eastern Heartland – to commission projects executed by the Governor Hope Uzodinma administration. I must say that, within just three years of the administration, I have made two official visits to Imo State to commission projects.

“As the Igbos say, a good road deserves a second passage. It is a pleasant coincidence that the name “Uzodinma” is derived from this same idiom. It is therefore not surprising that the Governor has made the provision of good roads one of his top priorities,” Buhari stated.

President Buhari showered more praises on the Imo State Governor, saying he is following the footsteps of his administration in commitment to critical infrastructure.

He also added that the projects were done with the State’s limited resources which are commendable.

Buhari vows continual support from his Government to the people of Imo State.

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Collapsed Building: Lagos Govt. Orders Arrest Of Developer

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Collapsed Building: Lagos Govt. Orders Arrest Of Developer

The Lagos State Government has ordered the arrest of the developer over the collapse of the seven-story building at Oba Abiodun Oniru Road in Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Killing two people, the building which was still under construction had collapsed on the morning of Sunday.

The Commissioner of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako released a statement, after visiting the scene of the incident.

He had asked that the developer and building professionals working on the structure be arrested for their disregard for the planning laws of the state.

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It, however, revealed that the state government was investigating the circumstances surrounding the collapse.

The statement read in part, “The Commissioner said the developer and professionals on the building were liable for their disregard for the planning laws of the state, having embarked on construction without a valid Planning Permit and ignoring official warnings against continuing the building works.

“He emphasized that under no circumstances should anyone construe the filling of Application for Permit through the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority as a ticket to commence construction as there must be a valid Planning Permit from the aforementioned agency, in addition to the letter of Authorisation, stage inspection at every stage and certification by the Lagos State Building Control Agency to ensure that construction works were carried out in conformity with the approval granted.

“He noted that while the State Government was investigating the circumstances surrounding the collapse, the police had started a manhunt for the developer and all professionals involved in the project such as architects, builders, or engineers who are on the project.

“Salako expressed concern with the pace of disregard for law and order by actors in the built sector, stressing that the State Government was determined to restore sanity and orderliness to the sector, where it had declared incidents of building collapse intolerable.

“He enjoined Lagosians to join hands with the government in maintaining vigilance in the built environment of the state by reporting any untoward development in their vicinity through any of the Ministry or State Government communication channels, particularly the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and the Lagos State Building Control Agency.

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