Why Lagos Is One Of The Safest Cities In Africa

The Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode continues to pride himself in the greatest achievement of his administration, which he stated is the protection of lives and property of residents of the state. He stated with enthusiasm that Lagos State has become one of the safest cities in Africa with over N20 billion invested in security over the past three years. Governor Ambode made this assertion at the 2018 Executive Intelligence Management Course Participants of the Institute for Security Studies, in Abuja, on Tuesday, where he was a guest speaker.

Governor Ambode in speaking at the conference said; “Indeed, I strongly believe that the fight against crime and all forms of criminality would be better enhanced if efforts are geared towards embracing community policing to complement the police and other law enforcement agencies. “This is what informed the setting up of the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corp Agency of which I shall later speak. However, what we have found in our experience in Lagos State is that intelligence gathering through community policing will be ineffective in the absence of certain germane cultural values in the society. “Indeed, the security of lives and property of citizens remains the topmost pursuit of my administration. Indeed, one of the biggest achievement of my administration in the last three years is the security of lives and the property of Lagos state residents. And of course, it is gratifying to note that Lagos State is now one of the safest cities in Africa.”

The Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corp, set up by Governor Ambode’s  administration, has been greatly credited with the successful reduction in the level of crime rate in the state.


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