Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says his administration will continue to ensure that security agencies, especially the police, are well equipped for the task of safeguarding the lives and property of Lagosians.
The governor stated this on Tuesday at the ‘10th Town Hall Meeting on Security’ at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, organised by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.
He said the LSSTF –established 10 years ago to fill the gap in the equipment, training and logistics deficiencies of security agencies operating in the state – had been limited by lack of resources.
Ambode, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, said the state was, however, proud of the support it had received so far from the private sector, noting that through the LSSTF, the sector had demonstrated a high sense of corporate social responsibility.
“We have improved security in our state and we are very grateful to all those who have made contributions to the LSSTF over the years. Our collective efforts have also made our security model a standard for others to follow,” he said.