As part of measures to ensure a hitch free and safe celebration during the yuletide period, the Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts has commenced night patrol of Lagos CBD precinct.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts, Mr. Agboola Dabiri disclosing this in his office said the initiative was a measure to ensure that lives and property of Lagosian on the Island are safe and secure especially after work hours.
He said the CBD enforcement unit has intensifies efforts on night patrol of the CBD precinct which includes Balogun, UBA/Tinubu, Ereko/Martins, Alli Balogun, Nnamdi Azikiwe streets, outer and inner Marina and Idumota axis to ensure that everyone coming to the Island on daily basis for business and private visit gain free passage back to their respective homes especially at night.
Mr. Dabiri disclosed that the initiative which was one of the outcome of the recently held workshop on harmonization of government security agents operating within the Lagos Island Central Business Disticts has the support of the Police and the Community Development Associations in the Island
While urging Lagosians to be vigilant during this yuletide period, the Special Adviser said that CBD enforcement unit and other government agencies are fully ready to ensure that hitches and other security challenges associated with the high influx of shoppers and traders into the Island especially towards the end of the year is curtailed and well managed.
He also disclosed that CBD enforcement unit in conjunction with other government agencies have commenced massive joint patrol of CBD enclaves during the day to ensure that traffic and security challenges are addressed.
He advised traders using the walkways and kerbs to display their goods to desist as the danger of the practice came to the fore with the recent accident of a commercial bus that failed break and ran into traders inward Idumota recently.