Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN)
Lagos State Security Council Wednesday met under the chairmanship of Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) with the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umaru Manko, announcing that security agencies have already put in place measures to ensure that the ember months are crime free.
Manko, who spoke in an interview after the meeting with State House Correspondents at the Lagos House, Marina, said the security agencies were going to collaborate to ensure that the citizens and residents of Lagos go about their lawful businesses unhindered.
The commissioner, who also spoke on the forthcoming National Sports Festival to be hosted by Lagos State, said the security agencies were arranging effective security measures for the visitors, residents and athletes.
“The festival will come and be conducted under a peaceful atmosphere. We have put measures in place under the security agencies to ensure that,” he declared.
He added that the traffic laws were already on ground and are being enforced, adding that police expect the citizens to obey the law because those who disobey the law will be adequately punished for them.
“We expect that everybody by now should have known that those laws are there. We are emphasising that those laws are to be obeyed because the security agencies are going to enforce them to the letter,” he said.
Also present during the briefing were the Brigade Commander of the Nigerian Army, Ikeja Cantonment, Brigadier-General Pat Akem, State Director of the State Security Service (SSS), Mr. Achu Olayi, Navy Commodore Mio Njoku, Air Commodore Tony Omenyi and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Major Tunde Panox (rtd).