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Lagos requires N99bn to kit 33,000 policemen, says LSSTF boss


As Sanwo-Olu vows to secure Lagos

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reassured residents that his administration’ would continue to play the leading role to secure the state.

This came as the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, said N3million is needed to fully and properly kit a police officer, saying, hence, to kit 33,000 police officers in Lagos, it will cost about N99 billion.

Speaking, yesterday, at the 15th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security with the Governor, themed: “Reconceptualising Safety and Security in Lagos State,” held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Sanwo-Olu said his administration has demonstrated its commitment in the past and will remain resolute in its quest to enhance peace and security, with the support and partnership from people of the State.

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He added that the state government is pressing ahead with its security trust fund’s vision of making the state the safest, most secure and prosperous commercial nerve centre in Africa.

The Governor also disclosed that the LSSTF, with an investment of over N3 billion in security and with the active support of the private sector, procured and deployed security assets for the use of the Nigeria Police.

Sanwo-Olu, said his administration is committed to programmes, policies and projects targeted at socio-economic development, creation of job opportunities, prosperity and the sustenance of hope in the hearts and lives of people in the state.

The govenor, who called for support to collectively tackle cultism, bullying in schools and other social vices, assured the residents that his government, in line with the vision of 21st Century megacity would deliver a call centre that is truly responsive to ensure a Greater Lagos.