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Lagos Begins Distribution Of Residency cards

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Babatunde Fashola

The Lagos State government has commenced the distribution of the Lagos State resident cards. The card is a proof that the holder resides in the state and it will help the government in planning, budgeting, as well as the determination of the number of persons to be catered for

The permanent residency cards can now be picked up by those who have registered earlier and had been issued the temporary cards.

Governor Babatunde Fashola calls the exercise a big step into the future. “This is not about today, but about tomorrow. I get embarrassed when figures are read out that in Nigeria, we are 140, 160 or 170 million, depending on who is speaking.

“I usually question how they arrived at those figures. Truth is that if we don’t know how many we are, we cannot plan for us.

“This is about knowing exactly how many people live in Lagos, so that we can adequately plan for them,” the governor said

According to him, because the registration exercise was providing a database of every resident of the state, it would become a veritable tool to track criminals, because of the availability of the bio-data/identities. He noted that developed economies have found it easier to track crimes and criminals because they have such database.

General Manager of Lagos State Residents’ Registration Agency (LASRRA), Olayinka Fashola, re-emphasised the importance of accurate data for planning purposes. She noted that the registration was for all residents of Lagos State, who had lived in Lagos for six months and above.

In order to make the exercise simpler and less stressful, the agency had created an online platform, www.lagosresidents.gov.ng, where residents could register before taking the print-outs to nearest registration centres in the state.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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