The Lagos State Police Command and the Federal Road Safety Corp Lagos Sector on Thursday tasked Lagosians to join government agencies in ensuring security and safety in their communities.
The was stated at a security summit by the Rotary Clubs of Magodo and Canal estates in partnership with the Canadian Bridge Academy at Magodo, Shangisha, Lagos.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who was represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Adeniran, said the best approach to security is creating awareness and policing at the community level.
He said, “In this era of increasing crime wave, the participation of citizens in ensuring safety of lives and property cannot be underestimated. Safety and security issues can best be addressed at the community level through regular sensitisation, neighbourhood watch, community police services and visibility policing.
“There is also the need for school owners, principals and headmasters to know how their students can be safe, secure and protected from kidnappers. In case of any insecurity issue in any part of the state, you can call the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corp number.”
Similarly, the FRSC Sector Commandant, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, who was represented by the Assistant Corp Commandant, Mrs Emma Fekoya, said “About 91 per cent of Lagos road users are guilty of making or receiving phone calls while driving. It is an offence because it can jeopardise public safety. When you are talking on phone; your road concentration reduces. At that point, you can lose control.”