The National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) has congratulated the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on winning the prestigious Vanguard Personality of the Year Award.
In a statement signed by the Association’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Eric Elezuo, NAOSNP described Sanwo-Olu as the best man for the award, citing his developmental efforts in Lagos, and more importantly his efforts at making Lagos a crime-free State.
The statement also revealed that the Association’s president, Mr Samson Oki, who was present at the event, is elated at Sanwo-Olu’s award, and highlighted the governor’s achievements, with special mention to the many assistance rendered to all security agents and law enforcement agents in the state. These include providing highly rated security equipment and also training for personnel.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s trajectory in governance is beyond the ordinary, and it is no surprise that many organisations, including colleagues in governance, have found in him a worthy companion in administrative convenience and in the provision of requisite dividends of democracy,” the statement said.
Recall that the Governor, who has spent only two years in the seat of power, was announced the personality of the year at the well attended Vanguard event held at the Eko Hotel and Suites weekend.
Responding, Sanwo-Olu, who dedicated the award to the people of Lagos State, disclosed that the award meant a lot to him as it would constantly remind him and his team to work harder for Lagosians.
“I feel highly honoured to receive the Vanguard Personality 2019/2020 by the Vanguard Newspapers Group. The awards means a lot to me. This prestigious award will be a constant reminder to me and my team to perform better to out do ourselves in the current year for efficient service delivery to the good people of Lagos State.”
He further reiterated his administration’s commitment to achieve the Greater Lagos vision in line with the THEMES agenda. He also thanked organisers of the award as well as the citizens for believing in the current administration, pledging that the government would not let them down.
“I wish to dedicate the awards to every Lagosian out there for believing in our administration’s vision of a Greater Lagos. We will not relent in our efforts to achieve this and other set goals along with our THEMES agenda.”
“My special thanks goes to the Vanguard Newspapers Group for the honour. Again, I thank Lagosians for standing by our government through the many phases since the beginning of the administration. Be assured that our best is yet to happen,” the governor said.
NAOSNP is an association of tested and trusted online publishers saddled with the responsibility of reporting researched, balanced and unadulterated security news.
The Association has received recognitions for its work from almost all security outfits operating in Lagos State and beyond.
Governor Sanwo-Olu was accompanied to the prestigious media award ceremony by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho; APC Lagos State Chairman, Mr. Tunde Balogun; Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Mrs Aramide Monsurat Adeyoye; Board Member, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Ayodele Ogunsan; Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Moruf Akinderu Fatai; Commissioner for Job Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke among others.
Hon ‘Gboyega Salvador-Adebayo Hails Obafemi Hamzat @ 57
Chairman/CEO, Lagos State Wharf Landing Fees Collecting Authority, Hon. Adegboyega Salvador Adebayo, has congratulated the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr. Kazeem Obafemi Hamzat, who clocks 57 today.
“I just want to thank God on behalf of the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat for all of his amazing efforts over the years.
“He is someone who leads the way and light up the path for all of those who follow him and I just want to appreciate the incredible changes he has made over the years in disseminating his services to the course of moving Lagos forward.
“Not only does he seamlessly adapt to address the emerging challenges from the persistent ones that we face in our society today, but he is always striving to make things better with new approaches and such unfaltering determination to support Mr Governor.
“On this day 19th of September, Hon salvador expresses his heartfelt birthday wishes to the man of great virtue through his Public Affairs Officer, Mr Oputeh Michael. And his words are “Your immense contributions to achieving a better and smarter Lagos cannot be over emphasised. Your direction, leadership vision, transparency and experience truly are second to none! You are a visionary leader and a true inspiration to me personally.
“Happy birthday to an exceptional political figure, the best Deputy Governor ever. Your leadership and direction are exactly what this generation need. You are a true technocrat per excellence and your work is truly mesmerizing.
“You are an exemplary leader for future generations who wish to follow the world of politics.
“Thank you once again!
“I’m wishing you a joyous birthday and prosperous years to come!”
Meet Bolaji Oreagba: The New Helmsman at LASTMA
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Mr. Bolaji Oreagba as new General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
A statement signed by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, noted that the appointment of Mr. Oreagba is geared towards the continued efficient and effective traffic management on Lagos roads and takes immediate effect.
Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, a Deputy Controller (Traffic), joined the State Public Service on the 8th December 1993 and rose through the ranks over the years to the post of the Director of Operations, LASTMA, before his present appointment as General Manager.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Transport Planning & Management and has attended several capacity-building programmes on inter-modal traffic management systems locally and internationally.
Congratulating the newly appointed General Manager, Muri-Okunola urged him to justify Governor Sanwo-Olu’s confidence in his appointment by rising up to the occasion, while bringing his wealth of experience to take the Agency to greater heights.
The Head of Service also conveyed the appreciation and gratitude of Mr. Governor to the outgoing General Manager, Engr. Olajide Oduyoye, for his commitment, dedication and meritorious service to the State.
Christian Varsity Honours Security Entrepreneur, Cynthia Gregg, with Honorary Doctorate Degree for Service to Humanity
By Oki Samson
The MD/CEO of Safety Signature Ltd., Mrs. Cynthia Gregg, has been awarded a honorary doctorate degree in Church Growth and Ministry by the Ames Christian University. The ordained Deaconess and Lecturer at the Bible College of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was honored at the annual graduation ceremony of the International College of Ministry, Ibadan on Saturday.
Dedicating the topmost educational degree to God, the security entrepreneur and philanthropist noted: ‘This is a huge responsibility placed on me to be a blessing to humanity. It will motivate me to do more to enthrone the ideals of Christ, support for the less privileged, and of course, fashion ways to ensure safety and security which is my core line of business’ in her brief chat with the Publisher of Trek Africa Newspaper, Mr. Oki Samson.
The graceful woman, who has vast experience in security operations and business management is also the Director of a chain of SME businesses into Branding, Advertising, Hospitality, HR consultancy and Business Development. With a rich resumé comprising an Executive MBA from Commonwealth of Learning, Canada and fellowships with the Institute of Security Nigeria (ISN), Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies (AES), Nigerian Institute of Industrial Security (NIIS) and National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), National Institute of Management (NIM), International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS) and many other professional bodies.
The National Assistant General Secretary of The Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) who also holds an Advanced Diploma certificate from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Security Operations and Management started out as a journalist with Voice Of Nigeria (VON) before joining Nigerian Breweries Plc Lagos as a Sales Representative (All SKUs) was rose to the position of a Brand Manager (Amstel Malta) within a year of consistently exceeding her sales target.
She resigned to join the security industry in 2005 when she registered Safety Signatures Limited and secured a Category ‘A’ license to operate a private security company with its headquarter in Lagos and branches spreading to other states of the federation.