The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to the safety and security of lives and properties of Lagos State residents at all times.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency, Prince Dr Ifalade Oyekan disclosed this while speaking at an interactive stakeholders forum of the Agency held at the Onikan Youth Centre on Tuesday.
Ifalade said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration at inception planned and is executing a master plan in various facets of life of the State with special attention on safety and security.
Prince Oyekan while explaining the routine of the Crowd Management and Anti Riot Squad display at the event said; “Governor Sanwo-Olu recently approved the establishment of new units including the Forensics, Forest Rangers, Marine, Technical and Mechanical Units among others to enhance the services of the Agency and the Governor also purchased drones to enhance the intelligence gathering capabilities of the LNSC, the uniformed arm of the Agency”.
At the event with the theme, “Securing our communities, … I have a role to play” representatives of various Stakeholders including the Army, Navy, LASEMA, FRSC and the citizens also spoke extensively on their experiences with the Agency and its Officers.
The Lagos Island sector of the Federal Road Safety Commission, represented by Mrs Adekunle while commending the LNSA said, “Security is the business of every member of the society and commended the synergy enjoyed by Law enforcement agencies in Lagos state.”
Mr Adejumo representative of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority said the people need to aid Law enforcement agencies in the bid to ensure safety and security while enumerating areas the Agency help in ensuring safety and security.
In the same vein, the representative of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Engr. Salami said his Agency value the first responders’ role of the Neighborhood Officers while requesting advocating an expansion of the collaboration with the Agency.
The Commander of the Rapid Response Squad CSP Egbeyemi, who was represented by Superintendent Oluwaseun Phillips said the LNSA is their best collaborator in the fight against crime in the State, while Lt. Commander Godwin Egbunum who represented the Nigeria Navy said, uniformed personnel in the State must learn to execute their duties with the principles of esprit de corp to sustain the synergy established in the State.
In his goodwill message, Brig. Gen. M. L. Abubakar who represented Maj. Gen Obina Ajunwa, the General Officer Commanding 81 Division of the Nigerian Army enjoined Law enforcement officers to leave above board in their behaviours and interaction with the public in order to earn the respect of the people.