Contrary to the disparaging sponsored media attack being syndicated around the media to portray Prince Oyekan Ajasa Ifalade and the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Agency LNSA in a bad light to the public, an independent investigation has shown the said malicious reports as false in its totality.
The faceless individual syndicating the false report is obviously envious of the giant strides the Agency has recorded under the umbrella of Prince Ifalade.
It is evident that such an individual is economical with the truth thereby filing a one-sided report without due diligence which is against the pen-pushing profession. Prince Ifalade’s refusal to give in to mediocrity and also living up to the expectation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who never jokes about the security of lives and property in Lagos as part of his ‘THEMES’ agenda, seems to be the headache of those fueling the purported rumor about the agency.
According to the malicious report, allegations were raised that; Prince Ifalade runs a one-man show, Procurement compromise, Using of personal staff to perform statutory roles, has overbearing influence in the recruitment exercises, Scrapping functional vehicles.
It is pertinent to state the findings of an independent investigation carried out concerning the allegations raised above. Since Prince Oyekan assumed office about a year ago as the General Manager of the LNSA, he has always given listening ears to those working with him through constant meetings, consultations and even deliberate visits to individual offices to see to the welfare of the Officers and progress of the departments.
He is well known to believe and say, no man is an island of knowledge. Consequently he gives room for suggestions and recommendations from his staff who often acost him on the corridor of the Agency building without any hindrance.
Oyekan is said to have been heard on several occasions saying, “the issue of a one-man show is not possible in security matters. You need the candid advice of all sundry before you make your decisions. Securing lives and property in Lagos is a collective effort you need people so the agency revolving around me should not be even up for debate”. And in pure demonstration of this mantra all the Commands and Unit heads have unfettered access to Oyekan’s office in Oshodi.
The Lagos State Government has a transparent procurement mechanism which remains a viable tool in the hands of its officers during the procurement process. The LNSA under Ifalade is reported to have painstakingly followed the process in its business interactions, storage and deployment of its assets, while the agency is found to have an inventory of all that was procured and deployed and the list is available on request.
All procurement is done within the required scope of the civil service and Mr. Ifalade does not head the procurement team and the procurement Team head is a core professional well known for thoroughness.
Further to this, the various materials procured by the Agency, including car batteries, tires, servicing oils, and the rest are done by duly designated units of the agency. Ifalade does not meddle in the business of the procurements and deployment of procured working tools and only known to observe and supervise the processes as stipulated by the Administrative rules to ensure quality checks and also ensures procured materials are distributed to the needed units.
According to an independent informer, “out of the 57 seven local governments in Lagos, procured Generators have been distributed to 37 Local Government Areas and LCDA while the rest is said to have been held in the store of the Agency for logistic reasons including the lack of accommodation which is being addressed by the Government through the Agency.
Those who are giving out this false information are either not informed or want to deliberately gaslight the whole process because Prince Ifalade has always harped on accountability by ensuring all that is needed.
Wale Tinubu, Oando top Managers set to deliver papers at Africa Oil Week
Again, Nigerian oil and gas mogul, Oando Group Chief Executive, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, is set to put the country on a global stage when he steps on the podium to address the world at the forthcoming Africa Oil Week, in South Africa.
Over the last few years, it has been noticed that the energy sector has become fraught with divergent views regarding the use of fossil fuels which in some cases have inhibited the development of the oil and gas sector.
It is, therefore necessary to unite as an industry and open new ideas and new channels of communication to find workable solutions that will ensure Africa can develop its natural resources in a sustainable and modern manner, with Oil and Gas playing a central role in the regional energy mix.
Africa should play its part in this progressive solution, we can do so as a part of a global energy mix and we must do it for the prosperity of the continent. African oil and gas stakeholders have developed a platform for conversation that allows Africa to develop and guide its energy future, and determine how the continent’s rich resources can take advantage of the world’s energy requirements with reliable and experienced global partners.
Africa Oil Week, AOW, 2022 will commence next week in Cape Town, South Africa, where prominent personalities across the continent of Africa will converge to discuss oil and gas. Among those expected for the three days event, which will hold between 3 and 7 October, 2022, will be ex African Presidents, Ministers, Oil Companies CEOs, Petroleum Commissioners, top oil players, analysts and top decision makers in the oil and gas sector among others.
This year’s event, tagged ‘Sustainable growth in a low carbon world’ will see the top VIPs deliberately on the future of oil and gas in Africa.
Among top shots and brilliant speakers and that would speak include Oando Group Executive, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, the company Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Alex Irune Inojie, Oando General Manager ,Commercial Bambo Ibidapo-Obe and its Head, Corporate Communications and CSR Oando Energy Resources Plc, Alero Balogun.
While Tinubu would be among top panelists that will deliberate on Natural Gas and the African Continent: How can Africa Bridge the Regional and Global Energy Deficit Using Natural Gas Prospective as a Transition Fuel, Dr. Inojie will join other to discuss ‘African Resources for the African Continent – Driving Regional Energy Markets’, while Ibidapo-Obe will deliver a paper on ‘Farm Out Opportunities – Oando Energy Resources’.
Other speakers include Balogun, who will join the session to brainstorm on the topic ‘Attracting and Retaining Talent: What Steps Does the Energy Industry Need to Ensure it is Attracting New Talent Across the Board?Oando is the Titanium sponsor of Africa Oil Week 2022.
Organizers of the event have gone into making this year’s event as spectacular as others in its 28-year history.
The agenda is focused on delivering strategic business intelligence and exclusive deal-making opportunities across Africa. The VIP programme will ensure you continue meeting those at the highest stratum of the energy industry.
The networking functions at AOW will offer further opportunities to build relationships and open the doors for better understanding and cooperation across a diversified energy sector whilst offering above market returns for those who want to walk on this exciting journey with Africa at Africa’s pace.
Africa Oil Week will drive the Africa’s agenda forward for the prosperity of the continent, in order to meet demands and improve the livelihood of millions of citizens and at the same time continue to advocate and support the sustainable development of the continents hydrocarbon sector.
Also, a combination of panel discussions, presentations, fireside chats, and much more are designed to encourage conversations post sessions.
Aregbesola Receives Life Time Achievement Award From NAPTAN
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Thursday, 22 September, 2022, received a life time achievement award from the National Parent Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), in Abuja.
The National President of the Association, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, represented by his Vice President, Mr Adeoye Ogunbanjo, said the decision was informed by the outstanding achievements of the Minister during his tenure as Governor of Osun state.
He stated that the former Governor initiated the construction of 3,685 brand new classrooms across the state, and 11 of these structures are of world class standard installed with cutting edge facilities.
Alhaji Danjuma added that the Minister’s initiative in the state led to higher performance of students in their O/level examinations, where students were lifted from 15 percent pass he inherited in 2010 to 46 percent; and 70 percent of students in the state obtained credit in Mathematics.
He said such human development strive has equally come to bear in his assignment as a cabinet member in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, where he introduced innovation in the Nigerian Correctional Service, leading to an unprecedented number of prison inmates furthering their educational pursuit, to some aspiring to acquire PhD in their choice of disciplines.
At the occasion, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, stated that he was not surprised with the positive remarks from earlier speakers, because the Minister has demonstrated unusual dynamism in his style of leadership. “The vigour with which Ogbeni Aregbesola pursued his work is unprecedented, there by leading to the automation of the activities of Ministry of Interior, among other innovation”, he said.
Dr. Belgore added that the Minister is highly visionary and has asked them to ensure that the system is made better than how he met them.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while responding, thanked NAPTAN for recognising and appreciating his performance, he further said that nothing is more exciting than people to appreciate the service rendered in the state.
Ondo Chamber of Commerce condoles with Akeredolu over mother’s death
The Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (ONDOCCIMA) has joined other mourners across the world to condole with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, over the death of his mother, Madam Grace Akeredolu.President of ONDOCCIMA, Honorable Olumide Araoyinbo, in a statement he personally signed, described the passing of the Akeredolu’s matriarch as a huge loss, not only to the family but to the entire state.Araoyinbo said he and the entire business community in Ondo State pray to God to grant the governor and the entire Akeredolu family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.He said the Akeredolu family should be comforted that Mama lived a good life and indeed left behind good children and legacies.The statement below:I, on behalf of my good self, the executive and the entire members of the Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (ONDOCCIMA), join other mourners around the world to condole with our amiable governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotim Akeredolu, SAN and the entire Akerdolu family over the death of their dear mother.Her death at this time is no doubt a huge loss, not only to the family but to the entire Ondo State.Though death is a necessary end, but we take solace in the fact that Mama lived a good life filled with many legacies. For us, her passing is a celebration of life and we believe that the heavens have gained another Angel.Our hearts are with you over the loss of your doting and devoted mother and we pray that shall you and your family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.From all of us in ONDOCCIMA, we pray fervently that God shall grant Mama eternal and blissful rest.
Signed:Hon. Olumide AraoyinboPresident, Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture.
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