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Lagos State passes bill, offers economic support to mitigate COVID-19 impact

Ahead of Nigeria’s lockdown of three states, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu hinted that the state may have begun to see a trend in community spread of the COVID-19outbreak. He says the state will now begin to implement measures to cater for indigent citizens.

COVID-19: Lagos to begin partial 7-day shutdown

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a partial shutdown in the state for seven days starting from Thursday 26 March 2020. The Governor called for the shutdown of court sittings, markets and stores, except for essential services.

Lagos announces more containment measures against COVID-19

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise in Lagos, the state has told 70 per cent of its public workforce to work from home for the next 14 days. This follows an initial closure of schools and worship centres. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu joins CNBC Africa for more.

Lagos investigates gas plant explosion, may review 2020 budget

As residents and Nigeria’s state-owned oil company NNPC contest the cause of Sunday’s explosion, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state has set up a fact-finding committee on the incident. CNBC Africa caught up with him at the site of the incident where he shared plans to open an emergency two billion Naira fund, and disclosed that the state may have to adjust its 2020 budget.

Weighing the impact of Lagos State’s restriction on motorcycles & rickshaws

It is now seven days since the Lagos government state began reinforcing restrictions on the commercial use of motorcycles and rickshaws in certain areas of the state. As commuters groan from the attendant inconvenience and affected investors explore downsizing. Lagos insists it will see the enforcement through, citing security concerns among others. CNBC Africa's Deborah Movoria reports.

Lagos State launches innovation master plan to grow its tech start-up industry

Lagos State has launched its innovation master plan as well at a solutions hub at the on-going Art of Technology. The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu told CNBC Africa that Lagos wants to connect with its vibrant tech start-up industry and leverage tech to deliver good governance.

Governor Sanwo-Olu on Nigeria committing $100mn towards achieving SDGs

On the sidelines of the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in New York, Governor of Nigeria’s Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says his government is making a commitment of $100 million to be spent within the next five years on projects that will directly lift Lagos people from abject poverty. He joins CNBC Africa for more.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on achieving SDGs in Nigeria

On the side-lines of the on-going Global Citizen Festival Week in New York, Governor of Lagos State began by speaking on measures to address sanitation challenges and ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria. CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa caught up with Babajide Sanwo-Olu for more.