Lagos to set up Rebuild Lagos Trust Fund as CP warns hoodlums

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged to set up a trust fund to facilitate the financing of the rebuilding process in the state after the mass destruction of state properties by hoodlums last week.

He announced this on Wednesday during his solidarity visit to the police command headquarters in Ikeja.

His pledge was in response to a call by the State Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu, for the state government provision of makeshift structures and logistics in place of burnt and vandalised stations and outposts in the state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu appreciated the efforts of the police, adding that the government would start implementing some of their demands immediately.

“You have not been truly acknowledged but I want to thank you. You’ve been gallant. You have shown how critical you are in our society. We might come from different backgrounds but we are all humans created by God. The Lagos State Police Command has been a delight in spite of our differences and inadequacies.”

He added: “How do we take Lagos forward, how do we heal our wounds? It’s about not looking back but looking forward. Lagos would not look back again. As your governor, I take full responsibility for what happened and has not happened. I will not shy away from it. We will foot all the hospital bills of injured policemen.”

In his address, Odumosu warned social miscreants and criminal elements to turn a new leaf or face the full weight of the law as the command will not tolerate any form of lawlessness.

He also assured the state governor and Lagosians that the command will provide adequate security for everyone.



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