Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Safety Agenda: Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency’s Role

Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency Addresses Rising Crime


Identifying Contributing Factors

Prince (Dr.) Ifalade Oyekan, the General Manager of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA), highlighted the factors behind the surge in crime in Nigeria.

He attributed the increase to the prevalence of drug abuse and the activities of cultists and street gangs.

Addressing the Root Causes


Acknowledging the underlying causes of crime is essential in developing effective strategies to combat it.

By identifying drug abuse and the influence of criminal groups as major contributors, the LNSA can work towards targeted interventions to address these issues.

Governor’s Commitment to Safety

During an interview at the LNSA headquarters in Bolade, Oshodi, Prince Oyekan expressed gratitude for Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s unwavering commitment to safety and security in the state.

He commended the governor’s interventions in various areas related to public safety.


Collaborative Efforts for a Safer Lagos

Effective security measures require collaboration between the government and the public.

Governor Sanwo-Olu’s prioritization of safety is evident through the allocation of resources and the provision of modern tools for security agencies, including the LNSA.

These efforts aim to equip law enforcement with the necessary resources to combat crime effectively.

Enhancing Security Infrastructure


Prince Oyekan emphasized the government’s investment in enhancing security infrastructure across metropolitan Lagos.

Initiatives such as installing CCTV cameras and equipping LNSA officers with Body Worn Cameras, new patrol vehicles, office equipment, and protective jackets are significant steps towards improving public safety.

Emphasizing Public Participation

While the government’s efforts are crucial, Prince Oyekan urged citizens to actively participate in maintaining security.

Providing credible intelligence and collaborating with law enforcement are vital aspects of community involvement in creating a safe environment for everyone.


Conclusion: A Comprehensive Approach

The Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency, under the guidance of Prince Oyekan, is taking a multi-faceted approach to address rising crime in the region.

By tackling the root causes, strengthening security infrastructure, and fostering collaboration between the government and the public, the agency aims to create a safer and more secure Lagos for residents and visitors alike.

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