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Lagos education board, Taskforce partner on security around schools

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) have partnered to ensure the protection of property across the schools in the state.

According to them, the partnership is targeted at eradicating indiscriminate vandalisation of school property, removal of shanties erected around the learning facilities in the state.

Also, the partnership would aid dislodgement of hoodlums that could be loitering around the school territories, as well as curtailing encroachment on school lands by Lagosians.

They agreed on the partnership during a visit of a delegation led by Chairman of LASUBEB, Wahab Alawiye-King, visited Taskforce chairman, Shola Jejeloye, for an inter-agency collaborative in the state.

Speaking during the meeting, Alawiye-King explained that the presence of hoodlums around school environments was not only a threat to the pupils and teachers but also a red flag in any society.

He appreciated the Task Force for their relentless efforts in law enforcement within the State, appealed that the Unit should support the Board with armed personnel, particularly, to ensure adequate monitoring and enforcement duties whenever the need arises.

In his remarks, Jejeloye, who commended LASUBEB delegation for the visit and their passion for education development, promised that the law enforcement agency would provide the needed assistance through monitoring and enforcement of the state laws around the schools.

“Exposure of pupils to criminal activities can cause unnecessary distraction as well as unsettle our school children. This is why we are happy with the request by the Board and ready to respond anytime we are called upon for the safety and wellbeing of the students”, he added

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