Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has urged the State Police Command to step up their surveillance in the state and come up with new strategies to tackle the wave of criminal activities in the state.
The Governor who spoke at the closing session of the 4-day Leadership Retreat for the State Executive Council, Body of Permanent Secretaries as well as some heads of Parastatals, urged the police to improve on their mode of operations to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.
Governor Ambode who spoke shortly after the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni addressed participants at the retreat also pledged the support of the state government towards effective policing of the state, however saying that the resources ploughed into securing the state must reflect in the reduction of criminal activities.
Governor Ambode also charged his team to take the lessons learnt from the retreat and make a commitment to implement them in their various ministries, departments and agencies so as to better the lot of the people of the state.
He said the resolutions reached at the retreat will be brought before the weekly State Executive Council Meeting to ensure that they are implemented to the letter.
On his part, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who read the resolutions reached at the retreat, said the participants agreed that the Police in conjunction with the state government will come up with a holistic and joint approach to tackle traffic robberies, cultism, street trading and menace of area boys in the state.