DO YOUR DESIRE TO UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS? …BE AT “THE WAKA ABOUT AFRICA FINTECH TOUR CONFERENCE” ON SEPTEMBER 22ND 2022

01/09/22

DANIELSH G .O

PRESS RELEASE

All is set for the 2022 edition of the Waka About annual lecture. The event is expected to hold on Thursday, September 22 at the LCCI Conference Centre, Ikeja with the theme, FinTechTour: Unlocking Opportunities for Nigerian Businesses.

According to a release signed by Nwanma Chinyere Ogidi, publisher of Waka About Africa, said the lecture which will be the first of its kind in the country, will bring together policy makers, media groups, professionals and stakeholders in the ICT, finance, aviation, tourism and culture sectors would interact under one roof to share experiences and unlock opportunities.

Nwanma said, “The objective of the lecture is to forge a warm relationship among finance, technology and tourism professionals and stakeholders to make them to realize and appreciate the inter-relatedness of these sectors and their importance in the Nigerian economy.”

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will be the Keynote Speaker at the lecture, while Dr. Victor Alewo Adoji, Economist, Strategist is the Guest Lecturer. Prof. Samuel OlabanjiAje, Vice-Chancellor, Achievers University will chair the lecture.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture with be the special guest of honour. Other top dignitaries expected at the occasion include: Hadi Abubakar Sirika, Minister of Aviation; Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

There will be panel of discussants at the event including goodwill messages.
Expected guests at the conference will include government officials, politicians, traditional rulers, Captains of Industry, professionals in Nigeria’s banking and finance industry, members of the diplomatic corps, culture and tourism professionals, journalists, and members of the public.

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DO YOUR DESIRE TO UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS? …BE AT THE WAKA ABOUT AFRICA FINTECH TOUR CONFERENCE ON SEPTEMBER 22ND 2022

01/09/22

DANIELSH G .O

PRESS RELEASE

All is set for the 2022 edition of the Waka About annual lecture. The event is expected to hold on Thursday, September 22 at the LCCI Conference Centre, Ikeja with the theme, FinTechTour: Unlocking Opportunities for Nigerian Businesses.

According to a release signed by Nwanma Chinyere Ogidi, publisher of Waka About Africa, said the lecture which will be the first of its kind in the country, will bring together policy makers, media groups, professionals and stakeholders in the ICT, finance, aviation, tourism and culture sectors would interact under one roof to share experiences and unlock opportunities.

Nwanma said, “The objective of the lecture is to forge a warm relationship among finance, technology and tourism professionals and stakeholders to make them to realize and appreciate the inter-relatedness of these sectors and their importance in the Nigerian economy.”

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will be the Keynote Speaker at the lecture, while Dr. Victor Alewo Adoji, Economist, Strategist is the Guest Lecturer. Prof. Samuel OlabanjiAje, Vice-Chancellor, Achievers University will chair the lecture.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture with be the special guest of honour. Other top dignitaries expected at the occasion include: Hadi Abubakar Sirika, Minister of Aviation; Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

There will be panel of discussants at the event including goodwill messages.
Expected guests at the conference will include government officials, politicians, traditional rulers, Captains of Industry, professionals in Nigeria’s banking and finance industry, members of the diplomatic corps, culture and tourism professionals, journalists, and members of the public.

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GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU NAMED AFRICA TB CHAMPION, SPEAKS ON BUILDING A WORLD CLASS INFECTIOUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN LAGOS

25/08/22

DANIELS G.O

DO YOU KNOW THAT NIGERIA IS AMONG THE 30 HIGH BURDEN COUNTRIES FOR TUBERCULOSIS ?

NIGERIA IS RANKED 6TH AMONG THE 30 HIGH TB BURDEN COUNTRIES GLOBALLY AND 2ND IN AFRICA, AND ACCOUNTS FOR 11 PERCENT OF THE GLOBAL GAP BETWEEN T.B INCIDENCE AND NOTIFIED CASES.

OUT OF 452,000 ESTIMATED NEW T.B CASES IN NIGERIA IN 2020, ONLY 138,591 WERE NOTIFIED TO THE NTBLCP WITH 30 PERCENT TREATMENT COVERAGE..

AN ESTIMATED 18 PEOPLE PER HOUR DIE OF T.B RELATED DISEASES, THAT IS 432 EVERY DAY AND OVER 156,000 EVERY YEAR.

OF THE $373 MILLION NEEDED FOR T.B CONTROL IN NIGERIA IN THE YEAR 2020, ONLY 31 PERCENT WAS AVAILABLE TO ALL THE IMPLEMENTERS OF TB CONTROL ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA ( SEVEN PERCENT DOMESTIC AND 24 PERCENT DONOR FUNDS WITH 60 PERCENT FUNDING GAP.

PART OF EFFORTS TO CLOSE THIS GAP AND END T.B INFORMED THIS GATHERING OF RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS AT EKO HOTEL ON THURSDAY 25TH OF AUGUST,2022.

THE GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE AND T.B CHAMPION FOR AFRICAN BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU AT THE EVENT CALLED FOR MORE COLLABORATION OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR , OTHER STATE GOVERNORS AND ALL NIGERIANS.

SPEAKING AT THE PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT IN DOMESTIC RESOURCES MOBILIZATION DINNER TO END T.B IN NIGERIA, GOVERNOR SANWO-OLU ALSO PLEGED COMMITMENT TO BUILD A WORLD CLASS INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO TACKLE FUTURE EPIDEMICS AND PANDEMICS.

TUBERCULOSIS IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CAUSED BY GERMS. IT USUALLY AFFECTS THE LUNGS AND OTHER ORGANS OF THE BODY

T.B SPREADS MAINLY THROUGH THE AIR FROM ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER

***SYMPTOMS OF T.B

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF T.B INCLUDES

*TIREDNESS

*MILD FEVER

*NIGHT SWEATS

* LOSS OF APPETITE

* WEIGHT LOSS

*PERSISTENT COUGH WITHOUT PRODUCTION OF MUCUS

* CHEST PAIN ESPECIALLY WHILE COUGHING

*COUGHING UP OF BLOOD

* DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING.

* NOTE THAT A PATIENT WITH T.B CAN BE CURED.

GO AND GET TESTED TODAY!

T.B IS THE WORLD’S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE KILLER, REACHING PEOPLE EARLY WITH CARE PREVENTS DEATH AND SUFFERING.

NIGERIA, A SPECIAL COUNTRY, SCORING MANY FIRSTS ON MANY FRONTS BUT OFTEN NEGATIVELY… Livy-Elcon Emereonye.

25/08/22

Publisher: Daniels G.O

Writer : Livy-Elcon Emereonye.

Nigeria Political Practices By Livy-Elcon Emereonye.

Nigeria is a special country, scoring many firsts on many fronts but often negatively. This put a big question mark on those that superintend her affairs. Can it be that something is wrong with the state of the head or the head of state?
With great potential and unlimited resources – human and natural resources – one would have expected Nigeria to excel on every index but the reverse is the case because we play dirty politics with our corporate existence. A people blessed on all sides suffer amid plenty because of leadership questions – a puzzle that the people had refused to solve. Instead of facing our existential problems squarely and proffer lasting solutions, we live in the world of fantasy with the hope to pretend peace into existence. This is a belief built on false foundation with damning consequences – and the people pay dearly for it.

Nigeria is the only country in the world that tries fruitlessly to add “one” to her name to go with the tag, “One Nigeria” yet her constituents’ members remain divided at heart, and this division tears her apart. “One Nigeria” is a loud testimony of forced marriage among strange bedfellows. It reminds the members of a painful forced togetherness that at its best brings about deceitful experience. What a mantra of deception – and a creed of distrust!

The struggle for dominance and domination, the attitude for suspense and suppression, the acts of falsity and falsification, the clamour for arrogance and complexity, the brazen display of superiority and mischief, the outright murder of equity and justice, the open rape of ideology and monstrous deeds of impunity in the society amongst other nauseous and despicable acts make one wriggles in pains especially on seeing the unchecked and unmitigated levels of distrust and wickedness where love and peace should have reigned. What a waste of resources that wastes everything and everyone everywhere?

Everyone pays allegiance to his tribe and religion at the expense of the country. It seems that nothing but a marriage of inconvenience keeps every constituent member separately together. Everything is stupidishly politicized and all things are viewed from the prism of ethnicity and tribalism. We would rather prefer an incompetent pig that is one of us to a refined fellow that can put us on the part of freedom and civilization because he is from our tribe and religion. The system is purely an absolute “ism” affair meant to protect our interest at the expense of others but it ends up putting the people in chains and bondage. Society is not free when someone is in bondage, and in Nigeria more people are bondage. And regrettably the captive idolize their captor. Yes, those in bondage worship those that put them in the bondage.

One of the things that divide Nigerians along ethnic lines is politics. A tribal nation, Nigeria is a place where most people would vote for the worst candidate from their tribe instead of the best candidate from another tribe. Politics of ideology is almost nonexistent in Nigeria. It is rather a nepotistic game played with lies and propaganda fed by tribal favouritism and sustained by mischievious calculations and voodooistic manipulations. The politicians who will stop at nothing to manipulate the people can go to any length to master and practice the game of deception, telling their audience what they want to hear at every given time.

The country bleeds from endless political wounds because prudence is a scarce commodity on our clime and accountability is missing in our political dictionary. A call to serve ends up being an invitation for sleaze and selfish aggrandizement. Those at the corridors of power are not only idolized but they are worshiped with cult followership.

Another thing that makes Nigeria’s politics unique is religion. When it comes to religion, many people lose their sense of reasoning – and nothing can be more dangerous than fanaticism in politics. With a manipulated mindset, by those that ought to guide and preserve life, people can become worse than beast, maiming and killing in the name of religion, religious politics and the politics of religion and such barbaric acts often go unchecked and unpunished; emboldening the perpetrators, giving room for more. Where evil is commended not condemned, the weakling resign to fate especially where such can be linked to those in position of authority. Bringing religion into national politics has done more harm than good to Nigeria and Nigerians – and feeding on human beings, the monster grows bigger by the day.

The power gotten through the back door has ways of promoting shortcuts, at least for the benefits of those that bring it into existence. This breeds and sustains bad governance. Administrative recklessness makes life miserable for the masses. No society can survive the brazen acts of impunity that go on in Nigeria. To perpetuate the cycle, there may be an “association of past rulers”, a “college of past prostitutes”, an “umbrella of past presidents” or a “nest of killers” whose primary responsibility is to indoctrinate the new covert and milk the society dry – and among them might be the proxy president that dictates the tone and calls the shot through whatever means bearing in mind that politics is a game of intrigues. Like vampires that prey on their victims, these ancestors feed fat on the masses and will never talk when they are eating unless the relationship goes sour and the cat will be let out of the bag, proving that indeed vampires don’t eat themselves when there is something to eat but when they are done with their prey and there is nothing left to feed on, they will eat themselves.

To score cheap political points, directly or indirectly, the political class resort to ethnic profiling which makes the victims offensive and defensive. It becomes worse when someone who rides to power through national appeal turns around to bite the fingers that feed him. People revolt when they are neglected, marginalized and excluded. This is one of the reasons for ethnic militia and tribal agitation. People defend their lives and fight for their rights.

Those who get to power through the wrong path end up abusing offices. They have no regards for rule of law, due process and constitutional provisions and so will be averse to the merit culture. And where there is no merit culture, things are done to achieve premeditated goals and satisfy some interests. There is no rule for the game – and where any seems to exist, it will be abused, leading to lack of value for the human life.

In Nigeria, every Nigerian is a suspect before his or her fellow Nigerians – and the suspicion polarizes the state the more. Anything not affecting one’s tribe or religion would likely get a different understanding and interpretation. The degree of sentiment is irrationally high – and the ripple effects are enormous.

This is the place where the head destroys what he is supposed to preserve and the citizen’s unite for disunity with distrust being elevated to a national anthem. Dressed in nepotistic regalia, the ruler divides the country along ethnic lines and reign with impunity, treating criminal elements from his side as angels while demonizing human right activists from other zones as rascals that must be destroyed by any means at all cost.

There is absolute distrust in land as there is nothing to unite the people who are more inclined to their tribe and religion. With truth being relative and scarce in this modern day Animal Farm, what is the way forward?

It is time we redefined our political, political processes and politicking approaches. Should we get it right politically, Nigeria will be great. The world is watching.

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Falconets Sarrive Home Safely,After A Long Journey

25/08/22

DANIELS G.O

Falconets Sarrive Home Safely

Nigeria football federation has promised to pay the u-20 women’s team, the falconets their outstanding match bonuses as the team finally arrived home after a long travelling hours.

NFF general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi and representative of the minister of sports, Toyin Ibitoye made the promise when they received the team at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport abuja Wednesday Night.

The Falconets had an unpleasant travelling experience on their way back from the FIFA u-20 world cup in Costa Rica,and overstayed by 24 hours at the Instabul airport in Turkey where they slept on benches and on the floor after they missed a connecting flight to abuja.

The team was eliminated in the quarter finals of the women’s u-20 world cup following a two nil defeat to the Netherlands.

They were bound to leave the host nation enroute Bogota, Colombia to Panama and then turkey where they connected Abuja,A 3 hour delay in their flight from Bogota to panama and another one hour delay at the Panama airport caused the team to miss their flight to Nigeria from Instabul.

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WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: PECAN, ROTARY CLUB FUMIGATE DRAINAGES IN EKATE AREA OF SURULERE IN LAGOS STATE AGAINST MOSQUITOS

21/08/22

DANIELS G. O

Members of the Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN) in partnership with Rotary Club of Gbagada on Saturday embarked on a fumigation Excercise to clean drainages at Owoseni Street in Ikate area Of Surulere, Lagos State against mosquitoes.

The exercise which was Part Of Activities to mark the 2022 World Mosquito Day, had as it’s theme: “No Mosquito, No Malaria”.

For Mr Kunle Williams, The National President of (PECAN) the event was unique in the sense that the association partnered with other organisations to tackle the menace of mosquitoes causing malaria in the community.

He said the question many people may be asking is why the celebration of World Mosquito Day?

He noted that the day was introduced as a mark of honour to the 1897 scientific discovery of a British Doctor by the name Sir Ronald Ross, who succeeded in revealing to the whole world that the female Anopheles mosquito was the cause of Malaria.

The PECAN President added that the discovery laid the foundation for scientists across the world to better understand the deadly role of mosquitoes in disease transmission and came up with effective innovative interventions.

He advised Nigerians to invest in prevention measures rather than curative measures which have been the previous measures adopted in tackling the menace of Malaria .
Saturday ‘s collaboration between PECAN and Rotary Club of Gbagada is the second in it’s series , The first time was on 25th of 2019 during the World Malaria Day .
PECAN is a professional body saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that our homes, workplaces, schools, shopping and recreational centres, are safe and hygienic for healthy living through the proper fumigation.

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***Every August 20 is designated by the World Health Organization ( WHO) to create awareness of human deaths being caused by mosquitoes worldwide and to allow the world to explore how the deaths can be eliminated or abated.

The Imaginative President of Rotary Club Gbagada, Mr Alozie Nsirimobi , District 9110 reiterated the group’s commitment to support activities that would continue improving the lives of the masses, While urging the residents to imbibe the habits of Cleaning . He added that environment Sanitation, disease prevention, Provision of Portable drinking water and treatment were among the major focus areas of the Rotary Club international.

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Representative of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA, Scientific Officer, Mrs Bosede Natufe, said Lagos would have been so clean if the residents stopped the illegal dumpling of refuse either in the drainages or streets.

Natufe commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for his passion in ensuring cleaner Lagos.
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LAGOS HEALTH SECTOR MILESTONES: 280-BED OJO GENERAL HOSPITAL TO BE DELIVERED IN NINE MONTHS – ABAYOMI

18/08/22

DANIELS G. O

PRESS RELEASE

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The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it would soon complete the ongoing construction of the 280-bed Ojo General Hospital facilities which was started over a year ago by the Sanwo-Olu led administration.

State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi who disclosed this Wednesday during an inspection tour of the project site, said that the secondary health facility located at the heart of Ojo local government area would be completed and delivered in nine months.

Abayomi noted that the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed to the prompt delivery of the Ojo General Hospital in record time in order to improve access to quality and efficient health care services in Ojo local government and neighboring communities.

He added that the hospital, when completed, will provide health care services to over two million citizens within its catchment area in tandem with the State Government’s efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

Abayomi explained facilities in the hospital have been carefully designed with special attention to low carbon footprint as well as the functionality flow for patients and health workers within the facility.

He said: “ The Ministry of Health is inspecting one of our major medical health projects; the Ojo General Hospital in Ojo LGA, which is part of Mr. Governor’s medical transformation agenda. With this project, we have paid special attention to design, functionality, carbon footprint and long term low carbon maintenance.

“So what we have also done with this project, is that right at the point of design, we have paid attention to the functionality; the flow of the patients and staff, and we have made sure that the construction is low carbon and when the project is completed, the design features will keep the building naturally as cool as possible”

Expressing satisfaction at the level of work done so far, the Commissioner disclosed that the hospital when delivered will be providing medical services in multiple specialties including Surgery, Medicine, Neurology, and Infectious Diseases amongst others.

He added that four units of medical staff quarters consisting of eight flats each are also being constructed for critical medical staff who will man the facility noting that this is furtherance of efforts to provide prompt and efficient health service delivery.

Abayomi noted that the inclusion of staff quarters in projects; to provide decent and comfortable accommodation for staff of the hospital speaks to the commitment of Governor Sanwo-Olu to the welfare and job satisfaction of health workers in Lagos State.

“The staff apartment will create an opportunity for us to keep our staff on ground. This is important for efficient service delivery and job satisfaction of our medical personnel”, He said.

Speaking on the choice of location for the facility, the Commissioner explained that the hospital has been strategically located in Ojo bordering critical public institutions like the Lagos State University Campus and the Ojo military cantonment

He noted that the hospital will cover a wide area and bridge the gap for health service demand between the catchment area of Alimosho General Hospital and Badagry General Hospital with other catchment areas into the lagoon communities covering the Snake and Tin Can Islands.

“In the direction along the Badagry express road the nearest general hospital is Badagry, and by the north along Iba road, the nearest is Alimosho General Hospital, and if you go back into Lagos, the nearest is Amowo-Odofin MCC. So the Ojo General Hospital fills a big gap and will provide health care services to the teeming population of Ojo and communities around it.

“We have estimated that in another eight to nine months, we will be able to complete the project, and that is very good for us because there is a lot of demand in the community. We are also fortunate to be surrounded by the Ojo Army Cantonment which will improve security; you know how easy it is for flash events to happen but we are very happy that we have the Army surrounding us.”, He said.

Abayomi was accompanied on the facility inspection tour by the Director Health Care Planning Research and Statistics, Ministry of Health, Dr. Dayo Lajide and staff of the Project Inspection Unit of the Ministry of Health.

LAGOS ADVOCATES USE OF LED LIGHTS TO REDUCE MERCURY EXPOSURE, ENERGY CONSUMPTION

16/08/22

DANIELS G O

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

LAGOS ADVOCATES USE OF LED LIGHTS TO REDUCE MERCURY EXPOSURE, ENERGY CONSUMPTION

…. Says it has Huge Health, Environment and Economic Benefits

…. Partners NGO on Clean Lighting Project

Lagos State Government has recommended that households, industries and commercial buildings take up the retrofitting initiative of converting mercury-based fluorescent lamps and bulbs to a clean lighting usage system of light emitting diode (LED) bulbs in order to reduce exposure to mercury and energy consumption.

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Oluysegun Ogboye, who made the recommendation, yesterday, at a briefing culminating the end of a public-private partnership pilot LED Lighting Retrofit Project of the Lagos State Government’s Secretariat Staff Clinic; the Folarin Coker Staff Clinic, by Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADeV Nigeria) under the aegis of Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), said that the State Government supports the campaign by the Clean Lighting Coalition and SRADeV Nigeria to eliminate exposure to mercury by transitioning to clean lighting usage and phase-out of mercury based bulbs.

Ogboye who was represented by the Director, Medical Administration, Training and Programs in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Olufunmilayo Shokunbi explained that the retrofitting of over 600 mercury based compact fluorescent lamps in the staff clinic to 452 LEDs bulbs by SRADev and CLiC, apart from reducing exposure to mercury at the facility has helped achieved electricity tariff savings of 50% in lighting usage and enhanced illumination quality.

He said: “The retrofit initiative which is basically “transition to LED” is a welcome initiative the State as it relates to the second pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S developmental agenda and it is also aimed at eliminating toxic mercury in lighting through the Minamata Convention on Mercury”.

Ogboye noted also that retrofitting project has helped improve employee productivity and reduce maintenance costs due to longevity and durability of LEDs, adding that the benefits achieved from the project include; removal of CFL bulbs in the clinic to reduce mercury exposure to staff & patients, transition to LED which conforms to environmental standards stipulated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the reduction and elimination of mercury-based lighting products and Nigeria’s National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEEP) to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for Nigerians .

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In his words: “This campaign to eliminate use of mercury based bulbs (CFLs) is important to our healthy living condition as it prevents chronic diseases and effects of exposure to mercury such as neurological and behavioural disorders, kidney damage, reproduction defects, cardiovascular risks, irritation to the eyes, skin, and stomach; cough, chest pain, or difficulty breathing, insomnia, irritability, indecision, headache, weakness or exhaustion, and weight loss

Earlier in his address, the Executive Director, STRADeV, Dr. Leslie Adogame stated that STRADeV through Clean Lighting Coalition kicked off the Campaign for energy efficiency and elimination of mercury laden lamps in Nigeria by implementing the Country- Lighting Market Research which is aimed at gathering information that provides understanding of policy context to facilitate dialogue with policy makers to support the clean lighting transition adding that as biggest advantages of LED lighting is the opportunity for a higher quality lighting experience for people and businesses.

Dr. Adogame explained that retrofitting is simply replacing a fluorescent bulb with an LED, or converting the existing lighting fixtures in a building to an LED lighting fixture. He noted that inherent benefits of replacing fluorescent technology with LED include 50% lower lighting electricity bills, lower re-lamping and reducing maintenance costs, and most importantly achieving zero Mercury exposure; providing a better choice for people and the environment.

While commending the Lagos State Government for pioneering the clean lighting retrofit initiative in Nigeria, the Executive Director said that the retrofit of the Folarin Coker Staff Clinic process essentially covered series of meetings, recruitment of a certified Auditor, a detail lighting audit of the facility, recruitment of a certified electrician, a comprehensive retrofit exercise and a post-retrofit audit.

“It is noteworthy that the six months pilot project implemented by SRADeV Nigeria and supported by CLiC successfully retrofitted the Folarin Coker Staff Clinic Complex contributed to electricity bill savings of 50%, from 4,751 kWh per month to 2,393 kWh.

“The project also conformed to regulatory and environmental health by saving 3,350mg of mercury from 670 units of CFLs and 961,855.75g of Carbon dioxide (CO2) through reduction in electricity consumption. We were able to completely eliminate mercury from the lighting used in the clinic and prevent risk of mercury exposure to staff and patients. I sincerely thank the Lagos State Ministry of Health for enabling us to achieve the project goal successfully, and all other MDAs for their active participation and cooperation throughout this pilot project”. He said

Speaking in the same vein, the Campaign Lead, Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), Mrs. Rachel Kamande said that the clean Lighting Coalition launched the clean lighting market transformation pilots to demonstrate that large buildings can easily and cost effectively replace the outdated toxic lighting with energy efficient LEDs within a very short period of time.

Mrs Kamande explained further that retrofit pilots in hospitals promotes the link to sustainable health care energy, savings , toxic elimination and climate protection adding that the learnings from the pilot are envisioned to serve as an example that can be used in the transition process as well as motivate countries to establish minimum performance standards.

DECLARE EMERGENCY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR OYO NMA TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

16/08/22

DANIELS G .O

Nigeria medical Association Oyo state branch have called on the federal government to declare state of emergency on Nigeria health sector, lamenting the current situation as frustrating period for for Nigerian Doctors.

The Oyo NMA chairman Dr Ayotunde James who was speaking at a conference with the theme. “National Authority Act- The Sound Bites., Said doctor are no longer happy because of poor working conditions.

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He also berated health infrastructures, brain drain, hazard that the doctors are exposed to daily and delay in promotion of personnel.

According to Doctor Ayotunde, ASUU’s fight is genuine and all Nigerians must give them support.

CIVIL DEFENCE BADAGRY DIVISION RECOVERS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ( 150 ) 30LTRS’ KEG OF SUSPECTED VANDALISED PREMIUM MOTOR SPIRIT (PMS).

DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE.

15TH AUGUST, 2022.

BADAGRY DIVISION RECOVERS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ( 150 ) 30LTRS’ KEG EACH OF SUSPECTED VANDALISED PREMIUM MOTOR SPIRIT (PMS).

“The renewed operational strategy of the Command, now yields positive results, in the fight against oil pipeline vandalism, illegal smuggling of oil products and many more in Lagos State, Commandant Eweka said. He promises zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism in the State.”

In line with the renewed and re – invigorated efforts of the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ), Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Edenabu Okoro, msc, acma, cna, against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminality, in Lagos State, the Marine and Anti – Vandal team of the Badagry division, Lagos Command, who were on routine surveillance and patrol, on Sunday, 14th, August, 2022, at about 03:50hrs, at midnight, recovered, about one hundred and fifty ( 150 ), thirty ( 30 ) litres’ keg each, containing Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS ), also known as petrol, along the creeks and beaches within Agbara, Seme and Badagry axis, where they had been kept in batches by unknown suspected oil vandals, with the motive to smuggle them out of the country .

The Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, Lagos State Command, Chief Superintendent of Corps ( CSC ) Akinyemi Rasheed Ayodeji, who led the operation, with his gallant officers and men further stated that the recent charge of the State Commandant, poised at ensuring excellent performance, towards fulfilling the mandates of the Corps in the State, proactively motivated the Division to heighten the fight against economic sabotage and saboteurs in the Division .

“The suspected stolen oil products, amount up to about seven hundred and sixty thousand, five hundred naira only in estimate,” the Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, CSC Akinyemi Ayodeji said in a report.

The Commandant has immediately ordered the Anti – vandal unit of the Command to evacuate the suspected products back to the Lagos State Command, Head Quarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, in a bid, to carry out further intelligent investigation on the matter and find a lasting solution to such ugly economic sabotage in the area and the State in general .

Commandant Eweka Okoro has also directed that the security of lives and property and the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure ( CNAI ), in the Badagry Division and other oil pipeline areas, in the State be continuously, beefed up especially, now that it remains few months to the end of the year, where some citizens may want to exhibit their desperation for illicit money at all cost, against the patriotic and collective development of the nation’s economy.

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Finally, Commandant Eweka Okoro also seized, the occasion of this excellent and gallant operation, to further reiterate the Command’s readiness and commitment to ensuring a zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminality in the State. He further assured the good people of Lagos and the Government of the State, of his unflinching commitment and dedication towards sustaining the already established peace and security in the State. He promised that the Corps will continue to work assiduously and laboriously, with the Government and other security services or agencies and stakeholders in the State, to further proffer solutions to any form of security challenges that may want to raise their ugly heads, especially now and during the last quarter of the year 2022.

“The renewed operational and tactical strategy of the Command has now yields positive results, in the fight, against oil pipeline vandalism in Lagos State, Commandant Eweka said. He promises zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism in the State.”

E – signed
ASCI ABOLURIN OLUWASEUN OLUMIDE, MA, fcss, amb., mpa, anipr.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.
LAGOS STATE COMMAND.