Gov Ambode Signs N1.046 Trillion Appropriation Bill Into Law

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has signed over 1 trillion naira of the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the State into law.

This is with a total budget size of N1,046,121,181,680.00.

The budget comprises of about N347 billion to be funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, and about N699 billion from the Development Fund for both capital and recurrent expenditure for the year ending 31st December, 2018.

Governor Ambode, while presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly, had pledged that his administration would make every effort to complete all ongoing projects as well as initiate new ones to consolidate on the development recorded in the last two and half years.

He said the budget, christened as “Budget of Progress and Development”, would be used to consolidate on the achievements recorded in infrastructure, education, transportation/traffic management, security and health sectors, among others.

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Ambode Proscribes NURTW’s Activities In Lagos Island Over Killings

Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has announced the proscription of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the Idumota area of the state following the suspected assassination of an aide to leader of the union, Alhaji Kunle Azeez, popularly known as Ganiu.

Ganiu (aka Piero), Azeez (aka Kunle Poly) and some security guards, including two policemen, were returning from a meeting around 12 midnight on Tuesday when the gunmen opened fire on them.

In a statement on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Habib Haruna, the Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, said the decision was made after a meeting with the governor.

“In view of the crisis rocking the NURTW chapter of the Lagos Island and the insecurity it is creating on the Island, the security council meeting today chaired by the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered that union activities be suspended on the Island until further notice.

“We are also using the opportunity to call on the NURTW leadership in the state that nobody or group of persons or organisations would be allowed to tamper with the peaceful security situation in Lagos State and that the government would not hesitate to proscribe completely all union activities in the state if their members do not obey the laws of the land and ensure that their activities do not amount to breaching the peace,” the CP said.

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