Lagos Vows to Take Security to Grassroots

…Counsels Parents On Adequate Monitoring Of Their Wards  

The Lagos State Government on Thursday vowed to improve on the dominance of the security space and move a step further by taking security to the grassroots, just as it counselled parents and guardians to be extra vigilant on the movement of their children and wards especially at nights.

Briefing the State House Correspondents after the monthly Security Council Meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni said in a bid to improve on the successes recorded during the 2015 yuletide, government has resolved to take security to the grassroots to protect the residents, and reduce fear as well as threat of insecurity drastically.

Owoseni, who briefed journalists in company of heads of other security agencies in the State, said the Council reviewed the measures put in place in 2015, and strategized on how to improve on the successes so far recorded.

He said: “One of the main issues that the Council looked at is an after-action review of all the measures put in place in 2015 especially during the yuletide that culminated in us having a peaceful celebration.

“Having reviewed that, we looked at how we can sustain some of them that have been helpful to us and of course improve on other measures we think needs improvement. That basically were the major things that we have done and we have resolved that we will sustain those positive measures with a view to making Lagos safer and more secured for social and economic development.”

He assured residents that security situation in the State would always be better.

According to Owoseni, “the Council also resolved that we improve on our dominance of the security space and that we should take security into the grassroots so that every part of Lagos and every citizen of Lagos will be more secured and the fear of threat of insecurity will be drastically reduced.”

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Owoseni also thanked Lagosians for their corporation and support, and urged them to keep on supporting all the security agencies in the State in the New Year.

He said: “We want to thank them for the support that they have given to the government and security agencies in 2015. We continue to count on them; we continue to appeal to them that everyone has a civic obligation to ensure his or her security.

Apart from Owoseni, other heads of security agencies that attended the meeting include incoming Commander, 9 Mechanized Brigade, Brigadier General Bulama Biu; Commander 435 Base Service Group, Ikeja, Air Commodore Danladi Santa Bausa; Commander Nigeria Navy Ship Beecroft Apapa, Navy Commodore Abraham Adaji; outgoing Commander, 9 Mechanized Brigade, Brigadier General Ahmed Mohammed Sabo; Director, State Security Service, Mr. Adekunle Ajanaku, and Executive Secretary, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Abdulrazaq Balogun.