Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Kidnapping in Lagos: We are on top of the situation – Fashola
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has assured Lagosians that the government would not rest on it completely wipes out kidnapping activities from the state.
Fashola gave this assurance recently at the first session of the 32nd Synod of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) in Lagos.
He said, “As safe as Lagos State is, for the first time in a long time, people are afraid of the rapid increase in kidnapping. It is a new problem and I assure Lagosians that the government is on top of the situation and would deal squarely with it.
“Do not be afraid, rather be vigilant and adaptive to these challenges.”
The Governor stated that the Lagos State government had come up with a new strategy to ensure that security in the state was reinforced.
“There are a lot that we must give up and sign up to before the government can protect us. The Lagos State registration card would soon start to be issued, and Lagosians are expected to register.
“This would enable government to have essential details of all citizens in the state so as to make it easier for a person to be tracked and security ensured,” he said.
Fashola enjoined other Nigerians to embrace love and abstain from condemnation and hatred.
Also speaking at the occasion, Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria, Dr. Adebola Ademowo, described the words of Fashola as “comforting and reassuring”.
According to him, Nigeria need more leaders like Fashola.
The cleric said, he was impressed that government was focusing on the development of power, housing, agriculture and transport sectors to ensure economic growth.
He added, “The people of Lagos State need to be in partnership with the state government for development to be actualized.”