The need for all government agencies and security operatives to harmonise and synergize their operations in the Lagos Central Business District has been emphasized.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts, CBD, Mr. Agboola Dabiri expressed this at a one-day harmonization and sensitization programme organized for security agencies and other government agencies operating within the Lagos Island Central Business District enclaves.
Speaking at the workshop tagged: “Effective Team Work among Government Security, Traffic, Health and Emergency agencies in Lagos”, the Special Adviser said that all government agencies must see themselves as one and must be fully ready to ensure that hitches and other security challenges associated with the high influx of shoppers and traders into the island usually experienced towards the end of the year is curtailed and well managed.
He said all agencies of government must work in harmony and unity of purpose to attain the desire goals of making shopping and trading on the island stress free.
The Special Adviser disclosed that “over 3 million shoppers and traders commute the Lagos Island daily, therefore the high influx of people brings its attendant security, waste, traffic and emergency issues which only one agency cannot handle. We must therefore synchronize our operations to meet the attendant large volume of issues daily”.
He disclosed that from November 1, 2017, CBD in conjunction with other government agencies will embark on massive joint patrol of CBD enclaves to ensure that traffic and security challenges are addressed.
While disclosing their various strategies and plans for a hitch-free yuletide on the island, speakers at the event drawn mainly from the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps, LASTMA, Police, LAWMA, LASEMA Response Unit and the CBD Corps agreed on the need for proper harmonization of agencies functions for effective service delivery in the Lagos Island Central Business District.