Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday restating his commitment to protecting and securing lives and properties of residents regardless of where they reside in the state and ensure increased security presence in the suburbs.
This was made known during a handover ceremony of a newly constructed Police Post in Ayobo-Ipaja area of Lagos state.
Governor Ambode, who was represented at the ceremony by the State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Hon. Seye Oladejo, said that the location of Ayobo marginally within the boundary communities and the attendant security challenges of interstate robberies and land grabbers menace made it more imperative to improve the security of the axis. According to him, the completion of the police post would provide an enabling environment for the police to effectively perform the duty of stemming the menace of criminal activities such as armed robberies, kidnapping, rape, cultism, gang war among others in and around the community.
“The determination of this administration to ensure a well-secured state that will be unsafe for criminals and their allies had informed the huge investment on security related issues, like the provision of modern security equipment, vehicles, and structures to strengthen the crime fighting capacity of security agencies, as well as ensure their mobility within the nooks and crannies of the State,” he said.
The Governor also called on security officials that would be manning the police post to exercise due care and diligence in carrying out their duties of securing lives and properties, urging them to ensure that the rights and dignity of the citizens are not in any way violated.