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Alaba traders launch security outfit in Lagos community

By Adaku Onyenucheya
14 December 2021   |   2:47 am
Olojo Drive and Environs Traders Association (ODETA) has launched its security outfit, Elite Security Service (ESS) to complement the police and strengthen security within the Ojo community of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-olu. Photo/FACEBOOK/ jidesanwooluofficial

Olojo Drive and Environs Traders Association (ODETA) has launched its security outfit, Elite Security Service (ESS) to complement the police and strengthen security within the Ojo community of Lagos State.
    
The launch followed a June 2 crucial security meeting between Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu and President of Alaba Amalgamated, Ichie Fabian Ojiaka Ezeradi, with some of his executive members in Ikeja.

 
Speaking at the unveiling of the outfit, the Executive Chairman of ODETA, Vincent Ikwueze, recalled that successive administrations of the 25 years body had made efforts to put in place a complementary security apparatus to no avail.

Joyful that his regime was able to achieve the feat to restore confidence among residents, non-residents, business concerns, traders, customers and others along the Ojo axis of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Ikwueze said the move has positive multiplier effects on the economic fortunes of the state and the nation at large.
   
He noted that no serious and sustainable economic progress could be achieved in an environment devoid of a robust security network.

   
Asked how his leadership attained the milestone, Chairman of the Security Committee, Sunday Ibegbunam, said they painstakingly looked into the matter and undertook a wide range of activities and consultations and the peculiar security needs of the area including the financial institutions and other enterprises in the area.
   
Pledging sustainability of the project for the public good, Ibegbunam disclosed that the N4.5 million project needs N600,000 monthly to maintain its personnel.
  
The Divisional Police Officer for Ojo, CSP Limawa Mohammed, Member, Lagos State Advisory Council, Chijoke Ukatu and the Department of State Services (DSS) Director, Ojo Office, Ayodeji Ogundele, were present at the launch.

 
 

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