Insecurity: Sanwo-Olu vows to strengthen security forces to keep Lagos safe

Insecurity: Sanwo-Olu vows to strengthen security forces to keep Lagos safe

Lagos Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed to strengthen the State security operatives to ensure that Lagos is safe and secure for the residents.

Sanwo-Olu, in an address during the third session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at Our Saviour's Anglican Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, promised that Lagosians would see extensive procurements in the area of security.

His statement on Monday comes amidst the spate of insecurity in the country, heightened by the activities of bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and ethnic clashes amongst other issues threatening the unity of the country.

The governor also noted that Lagos is relatively better than other states in terms of security but vowed that his administration will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo, adding that Lagos will be a State that everybody would be proud of.

"Talking about security, we can say Lagos is relatively better but I sit on it and I know what we are doing and the things we need to do. We know we have issues to deal with as a country and Lagos will certainly be leading that conversation because we know how critical this State is to the nation.

"This is the melting pot for our nation where anybody can come in with a lot of aspirations and do well. Lagos is a state that gives hope to a lot of Nigerians. Lagos is a state that gives hope to all of Nigeria. So, we cannot afford anything to happen here. I can assure you with every sense of commitment that we will stop at nothing to make sure that Lagos remains safe and secure.

"In this month of May, you will see extensive pronouncements in that regard. You will see extensive policies and far-reaching support that would be given out to all our security operatives so that it is not just a talk show and film show; it is something we are committed to and we will continue to make sure that our Lagos remains safe, secure, prosperous and a place where all of you would truly be proud off," Sanwo-Olu commented.