…Board pledges to reinvigorate Fund for improved security
On Tuesday 21st July 2020, the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of Lagos State inaugurated the newly constituted Members of the Board of Trustees of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF).
They are Mr. Kehinde Durosinmi-Ettias Chairman of the Board, other members are Mr. Segun Agbaje, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, DIG. AgboolaOshodi-Glover (Rtd.), Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, OtunbaNiyiAdewunmi, Mr.EmekaOnwuka, Mr. TayoAyinde, Engr. TayoBamgbose-Martins, and Dr. AbdurrazaqBalogun, as the Fund’s Executive Secretary/CEO.
At the inauguration ceremony Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu pledged the continuous support of his administration noting thatthe activities of the LSSTF has strengthened the operational capacities of security agencies and acknowledged the contributions of corporate organizations making the LSSTF a model for other states and even at the National level. He thanked the past Board of Trustees for their service and assured the public that the new Board members are accomplished individuals also committed to a prosperous Lagos.
He further assured the Board that the Executive Secretary, who is an accomplished and seasoned technocrat, has the wealth of experience and understands the importance and role of the Security Trust Fund in the actualization of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
The Chairman, Mr. Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti in his vote of acceptance pledged that the new Board will build on the successes of its predecessors to advance the protection of lives, property, and businesses for the prosperity of all and to also actualize the vision that would position Lagos to efficiently deploy cutting-edge thinking and technology to prevent crime and criminality in the State.
While recognizing the negative effect of COVID-19 on the economy, the Executive Secretary/CEO Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun noted that “security remains a cardinal requirement to aid in revamping the economy and is optimistic that the private sector will continue to make voluntary contribution to the Fund”.