By Bright Bassey
The Lagos State government has been awarded “Best Security and Most Safety Conscious State in Africa” by the Security Watch Africa, SWA.
The award ceremony took place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Also, the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, emerged the best anti-crime squad in West Africa, while the award of most operational officer in West Africa went to Olatunji Disu.
Tunji Bello, Secretary to Lagos State Government received the award on behalf of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and thanked the organizers. He applauded them for recognizing Lagos state government’s effort on security.
“I want to assure this gathering that Governor Ambode is very much committed to the security of lives and property of the people of the State and he is not tired of daily improving on the security situation in the State.”
“The Governor believes that businesses cannot thrive in an environment devoid of safety and security, hence the massive efforts and initiatives geared toward security,” Bello said.