Governor Sanwo-Olu, Balogun, police chief to brief nation on security

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By Christopher Oji, LagosLagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu with the State Security Trust Fund will on Thursday brief the nation on the security situation of the state.The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodu Alabi, will also give his scorecard on security.The governor says the briefing is important considering the security situation in the country, stating that the “issues 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 the safety and thriving business in a seemingly conducive environment is worthy of note.”The security briefing will be done during Security Trust Fund 16th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at the Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos at 11:00 am.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.According to the Executive Security/ CEO of the Fund, Dr Abdurrazaq Balogun, “the issues 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 the safety and thriving business in a seemingly conducive environment is worthy of note.“The organization 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 representations 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 with the year 2023 general election fast approaching, there is a 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.“As attendance at the event is strictly by invitation, stakeholders, are, therefore, encouraged to join the conversation live on YouTube or Facebook on Lagos State Security Trust Fund handles or @followlsstf on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #SecureLagos.Your participation and contributions in making Lagos safer would be highly appreciated and this is in our collective best interest.



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