By Christopher Oji
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with the state Security Trust Fund will, tomorrow, brief indigenes on the security situation of the state.
Also, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodu Alabi, will give his scorecard on security. The governor said the briefing is important considering the security situation in the country.
“The issue of insecurity has been a major concern in the country and, by extension, Lagos State; and while security is under the purview of the Federal Government, the ingenuity of the state government to mitigate crime, in order to ensure its residents continue to enjoy safety and thriving business in a seemingly conducive environment is worthy of note,” he said.
The security briefing will be done during Security Trust Fund 16th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security, tomorrow, at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 11am.
The meeting, with the theme, “LSSTF Stewardship: A review of our activities in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda of the Lagos State Government”, will take a retrospective look at the current administration’s developmental strides across all spheres of governance, particularly in the area of security.
The Executive Security/CEO of the Fund, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, said, “the issue of insecurity has been a major concern in the country and by extension Lagos State, and while security is under the purview of the Federal Government, the ingenuity of the state government to mitigate crime, in order to ensure its residents continue to enjoy safety and thriving business in a seemingly conducive environment is worthy of note.
“The organisation that facilitates safety and security through its support to security agencies in Lagos State will at the meeting, render an account of its stewardship, while intimating attendees at the event of its security interventions from 2019 till date. The external auditors to the fund, Ernst and Young, will give their opinion on the 2021 audit report of the Fund, while the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Abiodun Alabi, will also give a report on the activities of the Command, including their challenges and achievements in the year under review.
“This is an important security stakeholders meeting that will have in attendance representatives from every sector of the economy and society in the state, including security chiefs, heads of safety and security agencies as well as security professionals.
“Security is a collective responsibility and, as such, every resident and anyone with economic or social interest vested in Lagos State is a stakeholder, and with the 2023 general elections fast approaching, there is need for all to come together to deliberate on strategies, policies and, most importantly, have a one on one with the governor of the state to collectively chart a way forward for a sustainable and proactive security architecture that will improve the operational capacity of our security agencies in the effective discharge of their duties.”