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The General Manager of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency, Prince Dr Ifalade Oyekan has reiterated the commitment of the Lagos State Government to the safety and security of lives and properties of Lagos State residents.

While speaking at the interactive stakeholders forum of the Agency held at the Onikan Youth Center, Ifalade said the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration at inception planned and is executing a master plan in various facets of the life of the State with special attention on safety and security.

Prince Oyekan while explaining the routine of the Crowd Management and Anti Riot squad display at the event said” Governor Sanwo-Olu recently approved the establishment of new units including the Forensics, Forest Rangers, Marine, Technical and Mechanical Units among others to enhance the services of the Agency and the Governor also purchased drones to enhance the intelligence gathering capabilities of the LNSC, the uniformed arm of the Agency”.

At the event themed, “Securing our communities, I have a role to play”
Representatives of various Stakeholders including the Army, Navy, LASEMA, FRSC
and the citizens also spoke extensively on their experiences with the Agency
and its Officers.

The Lagos Island sector of the Federal Road Safety Commission, represented by Mrs M O Adekunle while commending the LNSA said, “Security is the business of every member of the society and commended the synergy enjoyed by Law enforcement agencies in Lagos state.”

Mr Adejumo Olalekan representative of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority said the people needs to aid Law enforcement agencies in the bid to ensure safety and security while enumerating areas the Agency help in ensuring safety and security. In the same vein, the representative of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Engr. Salami said his Agency value the first responders role of the Neighborhood Officers while requesting and advocating an expansion of the collaboration with the Agency.

The Commander of the Rapid Response Squad CSP Egbeyemi, who was represented by Superintendent Oluwaseun Phillips said the LNSA is their best collaborator in the fight against crime in the State, while Lt. Commander Godwin Egbunu who represented the Nigeria Navy said, uniformed personnels in the State must learn to execute their duties with the principles of espirit de corp to sustain the synergy established in the State.

In his goodwill message, Brig. Gen. M. L. Abubakar who represented Maj. Gen Obina Ajunwa, the General Officer Commanding 81 Div of the army, enjoined Law enforcement officers to be above board in their behaviours and interaction with the public in order to earn the respect of the people.

The guest speaker, Mr. Audu Alqali in his presentation said insecurity can be effectively tackled when security personnel are honest with other operations and ready to protect the identity of informants.

Prince Ifalade Oyekan concluded that the forum will be a continuous programme and tour the length and breadth of Lagos State to sensitise and mobilise the people of the State against crimes and criminalities.

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