The Lagos State Government is committed to securing lives and property of the people
Secretary to the lagos State government, Mrs. Folashade JAJI, in her keynote address during the stakeholders parley on safety and security for Lagos east senatorial district, emphasized the need for strong and all-embracing collaborations between the government and the people towards securing lives and property of the people
“Security is an all-embracing issue that touches every aspect of human endeavor and in order to address this issue in a dynamic society like Lagos State, there must be wide consultation and collaboration between the Government and the people.”
“It is therefore my pleasure to join you for the stakeholders’ parley on safety and security for the Lagos East Senatorial District.”
The Lagos State Government is committed to securing lives and property of the people and today’s parley, is another strategy of this administration to ensure that the security architecture of the State is effective.
She however, highlights the sixth focal points of Lagos state government which is based on developmental agenda in security and governance thereof.
“You all would recall that the sixth pillar of the State Government’s T.H.E.M.E.S Development Agenda is Security and Governance. As a Government, all hands have been on deck to ensure that Lagos State is free of crime, filthy environment and several other social vices as well as maintaining a clean and healthy environment.”
“In addressing the issue, the Lagos State Security Trust Fund was established to support under-funded Federal security agencies operating in the State, likewise the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps and only recently the State inaugurated the Lagos Constabulary. All these efforts have contributed to the reduction of crime and insecurity as well as improve the public confidence to a reasonable extent.”
It was in rising up to the Security challenge that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu signed a Bill for the Prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism 2021 to Law so as to enhance security and curtail the nefarious activities across the state.
The Law also stipulated a 15-year jail term for anyone abetting cultists and residents who willfully allow their property to be used as meeting points by cultists.
“However, the State is looking to making Lagos State safer and more secure by calling this meeting to hear from you all, so that your input will be collated to further understand the peculiar needs within our communities for Government intervention.
With the Safer Lagos Initiative, my Office has been collaborating with the Police Community Relations Committee, the Secretaries to the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas and other stakeholders knowing that the issue of security requires collaborative effort.
I therefore, urge you all to make this parley worth the while with your contributions in view of the new security challenges that have emerged, including the aftermath of #EndSars Protest and the Covid-19 Pandemic.
I am positive that collectively we will achieve our goals of a healthy, safer and Greater Lagos of our dream.”