The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration would continue in its advocacy for state police as it will help governors to protect the life and property of their citizens which they have sworn to.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Thursday, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, during a courtesy visit by the Commissioners of Police Service Commission led by the Acting Chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (retd.) at the Lagos House in Marina.
He said, “We reiterate and seek your cooperation on our collective agitation for state police.
“This is my view and the view of a lot of my colleagues and citizens that given the age of our democracy, policing at the community level is not only desirable, but it is also important and it is what should be done and what we require.
“We will continue to advocate for state police. We have said that the state police are not in any form to retrench or reduce whatever the Nigeria Police is doing now.
“We have a huge task to continue to provide adequate first-class security for our entire local and foreign citizens that are here in large numbers.”
In her response, Ogunbiyi commended Sanwo-Olu’s administration for the level of security in Lagos State.
She said, “The Police are doing a good job in Lagos and they could also replicate in all other states and parts of the country. This is basically why we are here, to appreciate the governor and that he should continue with the good work.”