Today, during a joint inspection with the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, we agreed that all barge operations along the Marina must stop to restore sanity and organisation to the coastline.
The Commissioner of Police has the order to stop those misusing the roads and we have agreed with NPA to cancel all barge permits pending renewals from NPA, NIWA and @followlasg.
We have also liaised with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing because some approvals came from them. We will certainly do all that we need to do to restore law and order along the Marina.

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29 Aug
Following the progress we have made in the management of #COVID19 and in line with our desire to gradually open the economy and critical sectors, today I announced that tertiary institutions will re-open from September 14th 2020.
In the same vein, social clubs and recreational centres with trustees are allowed to open as long as they meet all the protocols for reopening while restaurants are now permitted to have in-dining in line with all safety rules and guidelines.
We remain sympathetic to the plight of business owners, especially those operating in the hospitality and tourism sector. We are reviewing permissible opening dates and we assure you that concrete decisions will be taken before the end of September.
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14 Aug
After meeting with representatives of e-hailing taxi services, we amicably resolved issues around regulations that affect their operations in the state. Effective from August 27, the new regulations will come in to effect. Image
The e-hailing companies will ensure vehicles carry comprehensive insurance that covers the riders. We redefined service tax which was initially put as 10% as Road Improvement Fund. We have come to a resolution that the levy will become a flat fee of N20 per trip. Image
We also came to a resolution that there will be a reduction in the operational licence by 20%. Likewise, the renewal fee has been reduced by 20 per cent.

Similarly, all drivers on e-hailing platforms have 90 days to perfect all documents and licences required for operation.
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11 Aug
During the electioneering campaign and on assumption of office, we made public transportation a priority and promised Lagosians an improvement in travel time.

Earlier in the year, we inspected the construction site of the 13.68 km Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT Highway. (1/6)
Today, I formally flagged-off the Oshodi–Abule Egba BRT corridor for public use.

This route is very significant because it will cater to 60,000 commuters daily and will cut down travel time from two hours during peak periods to about 30 minutes. (2/6)
The corridor is a major link for residents who commute in and out of Alimosho, Egbeda, Ijaiye, Iyana Ipaja and Oshodi.

We are also deploying 550 high and medium capacity buses to create more access for commuters. (3/6)
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1 Aug
I am happy to announce the progress we are making in our fight against #COVID19 and the current decline in cases.

In view of this, we have taken the decision to reopen places of worship from August 7 for Muslims, and August 9, for Christians with 50% of their regular capacity.
In the same vein, social clubs and recreational centers will also open from August 14, in strict compliance with safety protocols and registration with LSSC.

Clearance certificates to open are at this time being issued only to social clubs with registered trustees.
Restaurants can open for in-dining services, from August 14, on the condition that they maintain 50% capacity and obtain a safety compliance certificate through the LSSC.

Public gatherings can now hold with a maximum of 50 persons for meetings, funerals and other social events.
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29 Jul
I saw a video of a charming young boy online asking his mom to ‘calm down’ as she was set to punish him for a misdemeanour. I was moved by his sobriety, which reflected in his promise of “last chance”, when confronted with the fact that he is a regular offender.
The exchange was indeed funny, but it depicted the efforts parents put in moulding children into responsible adults. I want to assume that his mom indeed calmed down because the appeal was moving enough to make anyone change their mind.
Interestingly, the video inspired this special message to the good people of Lagos State because of the deeper meaning it conveys. 

Fellow Lagosians, we need to ‘calm down’ as we enjoy the coming holiday and festivity.
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23 Jul
Dear Lagosians,

I want to allay concerns we might have regarding the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge which will begin tomorrow evening.

The closure is necessary to prevent any disaster that may result from the total collapse of the infrastructure. 1/5
I want to appeal to residents to exercise patience during this period as @followlastma officers will constantly be on the road to ensure easy vehicular movement.

The traffic disruption is about 25% of the regular traffic on the bridge so there should be no undue worries. 2/5
We have provided details of alternative routes so that residents can move to & from their places of work easily.

During the closure, a lane of the bridge will be open for vehicles driving inward Lagos Island in the morning and the reverse will be done in the evening. 3/5
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