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Massive Investment In Security Worthwhile – Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State; Omo-Oniles
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

*Commissions Ikosi-Isheri Police Station

Ejikeme Omenazu

Lagos – Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, 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 citizens is worthwhile regardless of the resources spent in achieving such feat.

Ambode, who stated 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,” Ambode said.

The governor, who was represented at the event by Mr. Seye Oladejo, the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, 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.

Also speaking, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, the State Commissioner of Police, who was represented by Aliyu Garba, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Area H, 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.