By Okunade Adekunle
Members of Lagos State House of Assembly have called for the immediate implementation of Neighbourhood Safety Cops Law 2016 and resolutions passed by the House to solve the security issues in the state.
Hon. Olusegun Olulade, representing Epe Constituency II, made the call under Matters of Urgent Public Importance.
He narrated how kidnappers came through the waterways to abduct the vice principal, house master and four students of Igbonla Model College in Epe while they also kidnapped a 70-year-old former bank manager in Epe area of the state.
He further stated that there is need to strengthen the State Security Trust Fund Law, provide gunboats and marine police on the state waterways in order to provide maximum security.
Contributing, Hon. Oluyinka Ogundimu, representing Agege II, emphasized the need for to have total control of security in the State. He suggested that the rights to security matters be removed from exclusive list to concurrent list.
Adding his voice to the debate, Hon. Abiodun Tobun representing Epe Constituency I, requested the State Government to build up a surveillance to monitor the routes in Epe axis saying “Epe is under siege”.
The House sympathized with the parents, principal and others involved in the kidnap sage. He commended the Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, Commissioner of Police and other government agencies for their prompt response on the kidnap.
However, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, called on the Federal Government to provide joint operation for enforcement on the coastal line while also calling on the Ministry of Education to ensure the enforcement of fencing of all public schools in the state.