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Security Of Lagos Must Remain Military’s Priority, Says Sanwo-Olu

A photograph taken on September 20, 2021, exhibits Governor Sanwo-Olu with Lieutenant General Yahaya, and the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Moyosore Onigbanjo, at Lagos House in Marina.


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has referred to as on service personnel in Lagos navy instructions to be absolutely dedicated to their constitutional tasks of preserving the peace and strengthening safety within the state.

He promised that the state authorities wouldn’t waive its mandate to offer logistics help to all safety companies for steady operations throughout the state

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who spoke on Monday when he obtained the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, on the State House in Marina, urged the personnel to justify the boldness with enchancment in safety.

He defined that it was vital to prioritise security within the state, given its financial significance and geographic location as one of many nation’s worldwide borders.

The governor said that the state authorities had shared a commendable relationship with the military and different safety companies in Lagos, promising to strengthen the synergy.

“Lagos has uniquely not only the land borders, but it is also an international route in and out of the country through the air and waterways,” he was quoted as saying in an announcement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

“I acknowledge the leadership role being played by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division with other security agencies in raising the bar of security surveillance, training, information sharing, and collaboration in operations.

“From this robust engagement, we have developed a mechanism in which every agency works in synergy with others to improve the state’s security architecture. We have continued to experience improved security, calmness, and safety.

“But there is much that needs to be done and this requires the total commitment of our personnel. We will continue to give support to the security agencies to ensure not only their safety and that of the residents, but also the safety of visitors coming to do business in Lagos.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu recommended the military for the progress recorded in bettering safety throughout the nation, particularly within the North East the place terrorists had been being degraded.

He additionally urged the military chief to construct on the collaboration with the state authorities within the space of intelligence sharing and speedy response to curb kidnapping, vandalism, and different peculiar safety challenges.

In his response, General Yahaya mentioned he was excited after studying in regards to the collaboration current between the military and different safety companies working in Lagos.

He thanked the governor for the help in direction of military operations within the state and promised to enhance on the collaboration.

“We will do our best to ensure security is enhanced across Lagos and other parts of the country,” the military boss mentioned.

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