LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT
OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON MEDIA
BAGAUDA KALTHO PRESS CENTRE
The Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
P.M.B. 1613, Ikeja, Telegram: GOVLAG, Telephone:
NO EFFORT WILL BE SPARED TO MAINTAIN SECURITY IN LAGOS-POLICE
….Warns military men against flouting the law
The Lagos State Security Council on Wednesday met under the chairmanship of Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, Mr Adams Audu announcing that no effort is being spared to ensure that Lagos State is kept much more secured.
Mr Adams Audu who spoke in an interview with State House Correspondents at the Lagos House, Ikeja added that in view of the passion and commitment of the Governor to the security of the State, everything will be done to ensure that it remains the safest city in not only Nigeria but in West Africa.
The Deputy Commissioner who also spoke on the stand of the Inspector General of Police that Divisional Police Officers would be held responsible for security lapses in their area said all officers must live up to expectation.
Mr Audu said notwithstanding the fact that this is a transition period in Lagos State with the Commissioner of Police and some service commanders leaving, every officer would be personally held responsible for dereliction of duty in his area of responsibility.
“Everybody has to live up to expectation. With so much commitment and resources that is being pumped into security by the State Government, everybody has to live up and justify it. If we fail to do that, it is a betrayal of trust”.
“We want to assure that where they become derelict and fail in their responsibilities they will be held personally responsible and those areas are certainly being taken care of”, Mr Audu explained.
Mr Audu also said the Council looked at the issue of vehicles being used by security personnel and emphasized that members of the forces consisting of both Military and Police are first citizens before being military personnel and must not go against the law.
He emphasized that everybody must obey the law and as such uniformed men must not drive against traffic or engage in the use of commercial vehicles using their uniform, stressing that anyone caught would be sanctioned.
Prominent among those who were present at the briefing were the State Director of the State Security Service, Mr Achu Olayi, Brigadier General Pat Aken, Navy Commodore Mio Njoku and Air Commodore Tony Omenyi and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Major Tunde Panox (rtd).
SPECIAL ADVISER TO H.E ON MEDIA
MARCH 7, 2012