The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has challenged officers in the command to rise up to the security challenges being faced in the state.
The level of insecurity in Lagos has risen astronomically since the crisis that erupted after the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums who maimed people including security personnel and destroyed so many properties. Police presence in communities has dropped due to the alleged drop in the morale of the police after the unfortunate incident.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, with a view to improving security in Lagos, on Wednesday, November 25, parleyed the Inspectors and rank and file cadres of the command on improved service delivery
At the conference which held at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, GRA, Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police engaged hundreds of personnel in a tete-a-tete to finetune a way forward on policing the state, especially during ember months.
According to a statement released by the state police command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, Odumosu charged the officers to brace up and discharge their duties without fear or favour and sentiments as the laws are explicit on the duties of the police.
"We must rise up to the security challenges in the state and continue to contain them appropriately in as much as the Nigeria Police reigns" he was quoted as saying
The parley was attended by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, DCP Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance and Administration, DCP Etim Oqua, ACP Department of Operations, ACP Dotun Odubona, ACP Wale Ajao, second-in-command to Commander Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State and staff officers from the Command Headquarters Ikeja, but with the exception of the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers as the meeting was basically father-to-son talk.
The policemen appreciated the Commissioner of Police for his fatherly roles and moves to improve their general welfare and safety in order to discharge their duties as required. They however promised to do the needful and fortify security across the state which will be devoid of corruption, incivility and unprofessional vices.