The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has urged the people of Lagos to respect the law, as the State can only prosper in an environment of peace and security.
Sanwo-Olu made the plea today, while speaking during the parade of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) 2020 Graduate Participants held at the Service Personnel Development Center. Public (PSSDC), Magician.
Speaking through his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, the governor highlighted the need for citizens to always obey the law, adding that his administration recognizes the need for an effective security system that promotes a peaceful and prosperous society. .
According to the governor, “our administration recognizes the need for an effective security system as a sine qua non for a peaceful and prosperous society. That is why Security and Governance represents a key pillar on the TOPICS agenda of our administration. It goes without saying that effective safety and protection of lives and property can only be achieved with a qualitative combination of men and materials.
The governor added that to further enhance the capacity of the state’s law enforcement teams, such as the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the Neighborhood Safety Corps and Vehicle Inspection Services, among Others, his administration established the Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) for personnel to gain experience in maintaining peace in the state at all times using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge knowledge.
He revealed that part of the reengineering process was the deployment of technological law enforcement tools, such as body cameras (BWC) and body shields in the training of security personnel, and emphasized that the team will further enhance effective law enforcement. online. with modern global trends.
Revealing that the Institute’s curriculum has also been revised in response to the challenges and dynamism of 21st century law enforcement, Sanwo-Olu said the overall goal is to always be one step ahead of criminals and lawless elements in Lagos.
He congratulated law enforcement officials for their perseverance, courage and tenacity at all times, especially during the recent riots that ravaged the entire nation and the State in particular.
The Governor also directed graduate officers to carry out their duties with due diligence and professionalism, and they must be courteous in their approach and refrain from any act that violates the rights of citizens.
Earlier in his speech, the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), who was represented by the Director of Litigation, Ministry of Justice, Mr. Akinkunmi Idowu, urged law enforcement officials to they graduated to be educated, decent, humane and firm in the performance of their duties, highlighting the importance of contributing their own quota to achieve a better Lagos.
It commended the leadership of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute for the constant guidance of law enforcement personnel to reduce the State’s liabilities for law violations by law enforcement officials themselves. law.
Earlier, in his welcoming address, the head of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute, Prince Ifalade Oyekan, thanked the state government for supporting the Institute.
He said that as a way to improve the skills and training needs of law enforcement teams, the Institute has restructured its training module to reflect the peculiarities of each team.
Prince Oyekan therefore called on the state government to assist the Institute in providing more equipment for a 21st century law enforcement workforce.