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Sanwo-Olu inaugurates Police Station in Ibeju-Lekki Local Govt.

The newly inaugurated Police Station at Ise, Ibeju-Lekki LGA

The newly inaugurated Police Station at Ise, Ibeju-Lekki LGA

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu inaugurates Police Station in Ise Town, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government, towards boosting security in the area.

By Florence Onuegbu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday inaugurated a Police Station in Ise Town, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government, toward boosting security in the area.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, said that the government would deploy cutting-edge technology to prevent crime and criminality.

He said that the completion and inauguration of the station was a clear demonstration of his administration’s commitment to the security of lives and property of the people of Lagos State.

According to him, the spate of insecurity and incessant attacks on innocent citizens and businesses across the nation almost on daily basis is worrisome.

”This administration remains unflinching in its resolve to boldly and efficiently deploy cutting-edge thinking and technology to prevent crime and criminality, with the hindsight that prevention is always better than cure.

”And in the situations where crime has been committed, we will ensure that no stone is unturned in apprehending the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

”Our Lagos is safer and more secure today because of the improved operational capacities of our security agencies.

”Note that Individuals and corporate organisations have made this possible largely through the financial and material donations to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.

”The effectiveness of this initiative as a strategy to fight and prevent crime has been widely acknowledged through its replication by other sub-national governments, and even at the national level,” he said.

L-R: Permanent Secretary, Office of the Chief of Staff, Mr Olawale Musa; former Permanent Secretary in Lagos, Otunba Nurudeen Ojora-Adejiyan; Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations, Lagos Police Command, Mr Ahmed Kontagora; Lagos State Governor represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde; Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Mr Oladele Ajayi; Onise of Ise; Oba Ganiu Adebowale Adegbesan and Chairman, Lekki Local Council Development Area, Hon. Razak Kasali, during the inauguration of Ise Police Station at Ibeju Lekki, Lekki LCDA, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.
L-R: Permanent Secretary, Office of the Chief of Staff, Mr Olawale Musa; former Permanent Secretary in Lagos, Otunba Nurudeen Ojora-Adejiyan; Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations, Lagos Police Command, Mr Ahmed Kontagora; Lagos State Governor represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde; Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Mr Oladele Ajayi; Onise of Ise; Oba Ganiu Adebowale Adegbesan and Chairman, Lekki Local Council Development Area, Hon. Razak Kasali, during the inauguration of Ise Police Station at Ibeju Lekki, Lekki LCDA, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

Sanwo-Olu said that the construction of the Police Station was another fulfilment of the commitment to safer and secure clime that would engender confidence of investors.

He said that this was considering the fact that the area was within the precinct of Lekki Free Trade Zone, the emerging industrial hub of not only Lagos State but also Nigeria.

The governor, therefore, urged the people of Ise Community to fully cooperate and collaborate with the security personnel that would be deployed there.

He said that such collaboration would assist and strengthen the security in the environment, so as to ensure the full realisation of the objectives behind the construction and equipping of the Police Station.

Sanwo-Olu called on the police formation to deploy the best of its professionals to the station, adding that the government would not to relent in prioritising the needs and wellbeing of the men and officers of security agencies in the state.

”I wish to mention that in furtherance of our commitment, work will commence before the end of this year on the construction of two other Police Stations at Elepe in Ikorodu and Lekki.

”In addition, we will be constructing a modern office facility for Area ‘N’ Police Command Headquarters in Ijede, as well as the reconstruction of Alimosho and Ikeja offices of Department of State Security Services.

”All of these projects, when completed, will provide conducive environment for our security operatives to perform optimally.

”I sincerely appreciate and congratulate His Royal Highness, Oba Ganiu Adegbesan for his firm commitment to the safety and socio-economic development of his people and community.

”This is as demonstrated by his request for our intervention in providing this Police Station, to address the spate of kidnapping and activities of land-grabbers, among other criminal activities within the community and its environs,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operation), Mr Ahmed Kotangora, commended the Lagos State Government for the newly constructed Ise Police Station.

Odumosu said that the building of the station in Ise would reduce crime among the people of the community and its environment, and Lekki LCDA at large.

Also speaking, Oba Adegbesan commended Gov. Sanwo-Olu for delivering the dividends of democracy to residents, especially the ongoing construction of Lagos-Epe Expressway and other physical infrastructure, which had turned many parts of the state to construction sites.

The traditional ruler, who commended the role played by Mr Tayo Ayinde toward the building of the Ise Police Station, said the government gesture would contribute immensely to reduction of crimes in the community.

The Chairman, Lekki Council Development Area, Mr Rasak Kasali, said that the station would reduce fears of residents of Ise community and environs.

”With the presence of this police station, our people can feel safer and peaceful, we would be in a better position to prevent crimes and respond to security emergencies.

”The presence of this police station also reminds us of certain tragedies we have experienced in the past like kidnapping, robbery, and murder.

”This is why the commissioning of this police station, at this time, is very welcoming and reassuring,” Kasali said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)