Lagos spent N15bn on security in 2016

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle);  Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim (2nd right); Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa (right); Oba of Lagos, Oba RIlwan Akiolu I (2nd left); and Alayemore of Ido Osun, Oba Adeen Adedapo (left), at a State Dinner in honour of the IGP, at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, at the weekend.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, said the State Government spent over N15billion last year to beef up security and ensure the safety of lives and property.

Ambode, who spoke at a dinner held at the Lagos House in Ikeja, in honour of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who was on a two-day working visit to the state, said security, being one of the tripods upon which the administration is built, has improved drastically since he assumed office.

He attributed the development to the sustainability of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), a template, he said has helped to champion funding of security agencies to carry out effective policing across the State.

Earlier, IGP Ibrahim Idris said that despite the cosmopolitan nature of the state that makes policing difficult, officers posted to Lagos were enjoying the very best in terms of equipment and welfare.

He said the visit afforded him the opportunity to learn more strategies adopted by the State Government in the business of securing lives and property.

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