Fund seeks more private sector support to fight crimes in Lagos
The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr Abdurrazaq Balogun, has called on the private sector to upscale its investments in security and donations to the fund in spite of the challenging times occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
While recognising the negative effect of COVID-19 on the economy, Balogun said that “security remains a cardinal requirement to aid revamping the economy and we are optimistic that the private sector will continue to make voluntary contributions to the fund.”
He made this known at the inauguration of the newly constituted members of the Board of Trustees of the LSSTF by the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The members are Mr Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti as chairman, Segun Agbaje, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, DIG Agboola Oshodi-Glover (rtd), Dr Ayo Ogunsan, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Cheif Niyi Adewunmi, Emeka Onwuka, Tayo Ayinde, Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, and Dr Abdurrazaq Balogun as the Fund’s Executive Secretary/CEO.
The governor, at the inauguration ceremony, pledged the continuous support of his administration, noting that the activities of the LSSTF had strengthened the operational capacities of security agencies and acknowledged the contributions of corporate organisations towards making the LSSTF a model for other states and at the national level.
He commended the past board members for their service and assured the public that the new board members are accomplished individuals committed to a prosperous Lagos.
He further assured the board that the Executive Secretary, who is an accomplished and seasoned technocrat, has the wealth of experience and understands the importance and role of the LSSTF in the actualisation of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
The chairman, Durosinmi-Etti, pledged that the new board would build on the successes of its predecessors to advance the protection of life, property, and businesses for the prosperity of all and to also actualise the vision that would position Lagos to efficiently deploy cutting-edge thinking and technologies to prevent crimes and criminality in the state.