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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said his administration would be reducing public servants working days as part of plans to cushion the cost of living crisis in the country. “We want to start with our public servants, immediately from next week, Civil servants from the lower level will be working like three times a week and level 15-17 can work four times in a week,” Sanwo-Olu said during the ongoing media parley on economic hardship. On the rising cost of food, he added that his administration would open more markets where Lagosians can buy food items at discounted rates. “We will open Sunday Markets in at least 42 identified markets across Lagos State. You will be able to buy food items at a discounted price. You will only be able to buy items worth up to N25,000,” the governor said.OUNGE: Man Asks For Divorce To Marry Office – Lover The governor said his administration was also constructing four food hubs to ensure food distribution in tackling rising food prices. “Coupled with the one at Idi-Oro in Mushin, four more food hubs are under construction and 7 other locations in other local governments have also been identified for more food hubs to be developed,” Sanwo-Olu said. He added that the 25% reduction on transport services will start this weekend for the State Public Transport system (BRT, Train, Ferry). The governor said his administration was also constructing four food hubs to ensure food distribution in tackling rising food prices. “Coupled with the one at Idi-Oro in Mushin, four more food hubs are under construction and 7 other locations in other local governments have also been identified for more food hubs to be developed,” Sanwo-Olu said. He added that the 25% reduction on transport Services Will Start This Weekend For The State Public Transport System (BRT, Train, Ferry).

February 23, 2024

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said his administration would be reducing public servants working days as part of plans to cushion the cost of living crisis in the country. “We want to start with our public servants, immediately from next week, Civil servants from the lower level will be working like three […]

President Bola Tinubu said on Monday that a few people stole Nigeria’s commonwealth under the guise of subsidy. Tinubu, however, lamented that Nigerians are suffering the pains of the loot. Speaking at the second-term inauguration of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State in Owerri, the President said he is well-attuned to the concerns of citizens, […]

The Trade Union Congress has backed out of the planned two-day nationwide protest declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress over the high cost of living, inflation, insecurity, and hardship in the country. The Vice-President of the TUC, Tommy Etim, told The PUNCH on Wednesday that the decision to protest on February 27 and 28 as […]

President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate upgrade of 16 health institutions across all six geo-political zones in the country. The president directed that the infrastructure and equipment of the institutions should be immediately upgraded. The institutions include the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Surulere and the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria. Among them are six […]

Cement Manufacturers have agreed to sell a 50kg bag of cement at a retail price between N7,000 and N8,000, depending on location nationwide. The cement manufacturers, however, asked the government to address the challenges of gas shortage, import duty, smuggling and road network. The Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, disclosed this after a meeting with […]

Tension has gripped the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku following gunmen attack on the student hostels in the institution that reportedly left one dead, and others injured. PUNCH Metro gathered that the management of the school subsequently announced a shutdown of academic activities for one week to enable them put in place security measures to guard against […]

The Lagos State Police Command said officers from the Okokomaiko Division on Saturday evening intercepted a Volkswagen LT bus loaded with 70 cartons of expired drugs and arrested two suspects. This was disclosed in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, on his X handle on Sunday. According to Hundeyin, the discovery […]

No fewer than 18 shops were confirmed to have been destroyed in a gas explosion that occurred at Agbado Road in the Toyin area of Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State today. The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, gave the update in a statement made available to journalists. PUNCH […]

Forty-two (42) suspected bandits and terrorists, who disguised as miners of solid minerals, have been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Federal Capital Territory Command. The Commandant, NSCDC, Federal Capital Territory Command, Olusola Odumosu, while parading the suspects on Wednesday said that they were arrested on Monday in Niger State with […]

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested seven notorious kidnappers. Men of the command also recovered N9 million ransom from the kidnappers. Parading the kidnappers on Wednesday, the FCT Police Commissioner, Benneth Igweh, said the wanted kidnappers were arrested by operatives of the Utako police division led by CSP Victor Godfrey in a coordinated […]


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