Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday commissioned Ise Town Police Station in Ibeju-Lekki, Lekki Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state.
Speaking during the commissioning, Sanwo-Olu said his administration remains unflinching in its resolve to boldly and efficiently deploy cutting-edge thinking and technology to prevent crime and criminality, with the hindsight that prevention is always better than cure.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, disclosed that in a situation where crime has been committed, his administration would ensure that no stone is unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to justice.
He said: “Our Lagos is safer and more secure today because of the improved operational capacities of our security agencies.
“Note that individuals and corporate organisations have made this possible largely through the financial and material donations to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.
“The effectiveness of this initiative as a strategy to fight and prevent crime has been widely acknowledged through its replication by other subnational governments, and even at the national level.
“Therefore, the construction of this Police Station is another fulfilment of our strong commitment to safer and secure clime that will engender confidence of investors considering the fact that this area is within the precinct of Lekki Free Trade Zone, the emerging industrial hub of not only Lagos State but also Nigeria.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu stressed the need for synergy between the security agencies and the people to curb crime.
He urged the people of Ise community to fully cooperate and collaborate with the Security personnel that would be deployed to the new Police Station to assist and strengthen the security in the environment so as to ensure the full realisation of the objectives behind the construction and equipping of this Police station.
Speaking earlier, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operation), Mr. Ahmed Kontagora, commended the state government for the newly constructed Ise Police Station.
He said building the Ise police station would reduce crime among the people of the community and Lekki LCDA at large.