The Executive Secretary/CEO Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, a Member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, and other management staff of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund received the newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP. Sylvester Abiodun Alabi when he paid a courtesy visit to the Fund’s office in Lagos on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022 to understand the activities of the Fund and get insights on the ways the Command can continue to partner with the Fund to improve security in Lagos State.
At the meeting, Dr. Balogun briefed the CP on the mandate of the Fund as well as its activities stating that it is with voluntary donations from corporate organizations and well-meaning individuals that the Fund is able to resource security and sustain its mandate.
CP. S.A. Alabi in his response expressed appreciation for the warm reception he has received from the State Government and the good people of Lagos since his resumption at his new office. He stated that he was glad to be back in Lagos to uphold and build on the efforts of his predecessors in policing the state that other state commands look up to. He said he also has the assurances of Mr. Governor’s support and that he will ensure a humane yet decisive approach to policing Lagos and assured the citizenry of the security of their lives and property.
The CP attested to the strides the Fund has been making over the years to improve the operational capacity of the Police which he had benefited from as the Divisional Police Officer in Area F, Ikeja division. However, he solicited for more support especially in the area of accoutrements, training and operational equipment to achieve his set goal of ensuring quality service delivery and improved security in Lagos State.
Dr. Ogunsan assured the CP of the LSSTF continuous support for the greater good of the State while charging him to ensure his personnel put to judicious use resources (assets and logistics) provided for them to carry out their activities professionally so as to gain the confidence of the public towards the improvement of security in the State.
The Executive Secretary/CEO of the LSSTF also told the CP that the good conduct of his men will encourage organizations and individuals to make donations to the Fund as it will justify their support and enable them to do more.