Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated that with new strategies being considered for strengthening security architectures across the state, Lagosians would have nothing to worry about in going about their businesses and days-to-days activities devoid of insecurity concerns.
He added that his administration would stop at nothing in ensuring that Lagos remains safe and secure for all irrespective of tribe, religious or political affiliations.
Sanwo-Olu noted that following the high rate of insecurity in different parts of the country, his administration had begun engaging relevant security agencies on the best approach to adopt in nipping the challenges in the bud.
Speaking at the 3rd Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, the governor assured that Lagos would be a state that everybody would be proud of, adding that his administration would deliver on all the THEMES six-pillars developmental agenda for ‘Greater Lagos.’
He said: “Talking about security, we can say Lagos is relatively better but I sit on it and I know what we are doing and the things we need to do. We know we have issues to deal with as a country and Lagos will certainly be leading that conversation because we know how critical this state is to the nation.
“This is the melting pot for our nation where anybody can come in with a lot of aspirations and do well. Lagos is a state that gives hope to a lot of Nigerians. Lagos is a state that gives hope to all of Nigeria. So, we cannot afford anything to happen here. I can assure you with every sense of commitment that we will stop at nothing to make sure that Lagos remains safe and secure.
“In this month of May, you will see extensive pronouncements in that regard. You will see extensive policies and far-reaching support that would be given out to all our security operatives so that it is not just a talk show and film show; it is something we are committed to and we will continue to make sure that our Lagos remains safe, secure, prosperous and a place where all of you would truly be proud of.”
Speaking on some of the measures being taken by his administration to curb insecurity in the state, Sanwo-Olu said “we will deal with the issue of motorcycle in systematic order and to have human face to it, we would provide credible alternatives. We cannot throw the baby and the water away. The alternatives would be properly fashioned out before end of month of May.”
The governor also appealed to citizens who have buildings that are either not completed or abandoned to get a professional security company to take them over so that they can monitor and police them well instead of leaving them open for criminals as hideouts.