Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has asserted that adequate security is at the centre of actualising the Lagos State’s aspiration to transform its economy and make it 21st Century compliant.
Sanwo-Olu spoke while hosting the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, who paid him a courtesy visit at the weekend.
He said his administration has prioritised provision of logistics and material support for improved security operations to sustain 24-hour commercial activities across the State. He also promised to collaborate with the Nigeria Police to increase security surveillance at the grassroots through community policing arrangement of the Federal Government.
The IGP’s visit, which was his final leg of operational tour of the Southwest region, coincided with the summit of Conference of House of Assembly Speakers in the six states of the region held in Lagos, which bordered on regional security. The meeting also came two days after Gov. Sanwo-Olu donated 120 patrol vehicles and 34 motorcycles to the state’s Police Command to strengthen security.
Welcoming the IGP to his office, Governor Sanwo-Olu charged the police officers to justify the confidence reposed in them to fight crime and keep the country safe, adding all hands must be on deck in providing watertight security across the nation.
Responding, Adamu said his visit to the Governor was informed by the need to appreciate Lagos Government’s logistics support to the state Police Command, and to re-assure the Governor of his readiness to strengthen security operation in Lagos.
The IGP said the community policing plan had received massive support from local vigilante groups, including the Oodu’a Peoples Congress (OPC), which had indicated their readiness to partner with the police.
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