The General Manager of Lagos Neighborhood Safety Agency LNSA; Prince Dr Ifalade Ajasa Oyekan on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu recently deployed operational pickup Vehicles to various Local Government offices of the agency to enhance efficiency and also provide more ease of movement for officers in discharging their duties in gathering intelligence to help relevant security agencies across the state in other to bring sanity and also curb crime to the barest minimum.
While presenting keys of the operational vehicles to the Commanding Officers C.O’s from various Local Government operating areas, at the Agency’s head office in Bolade, Oshodi on the 16th of June 2023, Ifalade disclosed that; the Vehicles are provided to ensure the agency and its officers are on top form while discharging their duties. He also disclosed that it will help them at an advantage when they are to respond to distress calls within their community. He disclosed that the new vehicles serve as support from the Government in its quest to combat crimes by providing intelligence reports and also growing community policing within Lagos state. ‘Today, I had the pleasure of presenting new operational vehicles, identification badges, vests, raincoats, and rain boots to officers of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency to boost operations for effective community policing in the state.’
These items were purchased with the support of the Lagos State Government and the Lagos State Security Trust Fund. It’s a result of the continued efforts and investment of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in actualizing the security pillar of his administration’s THEMES agenda. It is also part of the agency’s rebranding initiatives as directed by the governor, aimed at equipping officers with the relevant tools to perform their duties optimally.’
While giving his remarks to the officers and representatives present at the handover, Oyekan however noted that; the distribution is coming barely three weeks into Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s second term which shows the high premium he places on security and his dedication to promoting initiatives that move the agency forward to achieve its full potential.
In addition to presenting the items, he also presented letters of appointment to the newly appointed Divisional Commanders, Corps Officers (COs) Deputy COs, and 16 Zonal Coordinators.
‘I congratulate all the new appointees whose hard work paved the way for this feat. It is expected that they perform their duties with professionalism and shun activities that will bring the organisation into disrepute.’
He also charged them to be good ambassadors of the agency and also implore them to collaborate with their community by creating a cordial relationship which will help them in gathering information. He also averred that; the most active way to reduce crime to the barest minimum is when you speak up when you see anything strange.
‘I have told all the officers to ensure they engage their community heads, opinion leaders and Community Development Council CDC members. This will help us mark black spots across Lagos so we can quickly take action before it goes out of hand. We also call on residents of the community to work in hand with them that’s why it is called Neighborhood, it’s a collective effort and partnership to create a safer Lagos for all to thrive.’ He disclosed.