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Lagos safest city in Africa - Ambode

Lagos safest city in Africa - Ambode

- Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the state has become one of the safest cities in Africa

- Ambode noted that the state has invested over N20 billion on security in the past three years

- He said the problem with the country is problem of discipline and the challenge of attitudes

Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who was a guest speaker at this year’s Executive Intelligence Management Course participants of the Institute for Security Studies in Abuja, on said the state has become one of the safest cities in Africa.

According to Sahara Reporters, the event, with the theme: Cultural Values, National Security and Challenges of Contemporary Governance: Perspectives from Lagos State Experience, was attended by participants from across the country.

Ambode said the greatest achievement of his administration in the past three years is the protection of life and property of the residents.

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The governor said the state has invested over N20 billion on security in the past three years.

With the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp (LNSC) his administration set up, he said crimes had reduced across the state.

Ambode noted that the problem with the country was problem of discipline and the challenge of attitudes.

He said: “Indeed, I strongly believe that the fight against crime and all forms of criminality would be better enhanced if efforts are geared towards embracing community policing to complement the police and other law enforcement agencies.

“This is what informed the setting up of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp Agency of which I shall later speak. However, what we have found in our experience in Lagos State is that intelligence gathering through community policing will be ineffective in the absence of certain germane cultural values in the society.“

Ambode said the greatest achievement of his administration in the past three years is the protection of life and property of the residents. The governor said the state ahd invested over N20 billion on security in the past three years.

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Ambode noted that the problem with the country was problem of discipline and the challenge of attitudes.

He said: “Indeed, I strongly believe that the fight against crime and all forms of criminality would be better enhanced if efforts are geared towards embracing community policing to complement the police and other law enforcement agencies.

“This is what informed the setting up of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corp Agency of which I shall later speak. However, what we have found in our experience in Lagos State is that intelligence gathering through community policing will be ineffective in the absence of certain germane cultural values in the society.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode gave hope to 50 Nigerians who were helpless and sleeping around in the streets of Russia after their agents whom they paid over one million naira (1,000,000) failed to provide them jobs as promised.

Some of them said they used the official Fan IDs to come to Russia with the assurance of finding work or even playing professional football themselves.

Others said they came to watch World Cup matches but got stranded when their return plane tickets were cancelled by bogus travel agencies that booked them.

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