Governor set to deliver new Pick-up Trucks to every Divisional Police Stations
The governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to give twenty-five new pickup trucks to divisional police stations in the state next week.
The governor made the promise during the 16th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security With the Governor in Lagos on Thursday.
At the event, themed: “LSSTF Stewardship: A Review of our activities in line with the THEMES Agenda of the Lagos State government,” the governor said: “Before the end of next week, I’m immediately committing to giving divisional police stations 25 new pickup trucks.
“This at least is to ensure that they can respond when there is an emergency quicker and faster. They can be motivated to get up and do that difficult job that they have signed to do. I’m sure that all of us have a role to play.”
He cautioned police officers against the use of social media to pass scary information to the public, advising that information should be passed to the police and adequate security agencies for immediate action.
“I think it’s also important that we save ourselves from some of the uncomplimentary things that we share on social media.
“Social media has now turned itself into the Police state or reportage points. I’m not sure that is the best way to address some of these issues. If you see something, say something; try and reach out to various Police formations or security institutions so that we can nip some of these things in the bud,” he said.
He added: “When criminal things happen, and we cannot download the incident or the issue or the activity, then it makes it very difficult for them to be able to proactively guard against future reoccurrence.
“And so, I want to implore and advise people to stop passing on scary information or videos on social media. It does not help anyone. You don’t want to be a champion in that manner. Try and pass on this information to the security operatives.”
He further stated that his administration’s efforts on provision of security for the residents of Lagos State have yielded results, adding: “In the last three-and-a-half years, we have continued to maintain the Lagos record of zero-bank robbery in our state.
“Let us be clear that we are not yet where we like to be, but we are certain we can and will get there.”
He assured that his administration will “continue to take the lead in providing safe and secure environment for the prosperity of all,” but sought for the cooperation of all, as according to him, the government cannot do it alone.
According to him: “We need your support on this journey to improve security in Lagos State. We need you to stand with us, with donations in cash and kind: equipment, expertise and intelligence.”