Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday commissioned a newly reconstructed Police Station in Ikosi-Isheri area of the State, just as he said that every investment made towards the protection of lives and properties of the citizens of the State is worthwhile regardless of the resources spent in achieving such feat.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who said that the construction and delivery of a modern Police Station in Isheri was very central and conspicuously positioned, added that the importance attached to security of lives and properties in the State since he assumed office was informed by the belief that business activities could only thrive in a safe and secured environment.
“We believe that the continued prosperity of our State can only be achieved under a well-secured and peaceful environment, hence our strong financial investment on security architecture, modern equipment, vehicles and welfare to enhance the fighting capacities of our security agencies,” the Governor said.
The Governor, represented at the event by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Seye Oladejo, also underscored the importance of adequately policing Isheri being a border town to Lagos and the need to redouble efforts by men of the force to make sure that the peace and orderliness presently being enjoyed in the area is not threatened in any form.
“The government and the people of Lagos State can attest to the resounding successes that officers and men of the security agencies have recorded in the quest and determination to secure our lives,” the Governor said.
The Governor however sought for increased vigilance from residents of the State while also urging security officers to re-double their efforts in nipping in the bud the antics of kidnappers, abductors, cultists, gangsters and other crimes that are rearing up again in recent times.
On his part, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who was represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Area H, Aliyu Garba , promised to ensure that the Police Station is well manned and positioned to provide improved security service delivery and maintain law and order.
“With this great achievement, I can authoritatively state that Isheri Police Division Headquarters is ready and determined to fight back those that seek to breach the peace within its environs” The Commissioner of Police added.
Owoseni appreciated the community/state collaboration and contribution of the Community Development Areas, CDAs as well as the Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC for initiating the commencement of the construction of the Police Station before the intervention of the State Government.
Also speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the Sole Administrator of Ikosi-Isheri LCDA, Aremo Adewale Abdul, appreciated the gesture of the State Government and assured that the Council will do all within its resources to maintain the facility.
The traditional ruler of Isheri- Ikosi area, Albert Olubankole, lauded the support of the State Government to the community, asserting that his domain had since ceased to be haven for criminals since the police station became operational.
The monarch warned residents of the area to desist from perpetrating unscrupulous acts that may pitch them against law.