Lagos police task citizens on security as church donates gadgets
The Lagos State Police Command has urged citizens to be security-conscious and report any suspicious movement or actions capable of threatening the safety of residents.
Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Ahmed Kontagora, stated this during the presentation of security equipment to 10 police formations by the Lagos Province 44 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God at Area C Command Headquarters in Surulere at the weekend.
Commending the RCCG for the gesture, he said the equipment, which comprised crowd control gadgets, walkie-talkie, body camera and other devices, would assist the police to effectively check crime and arrest security breaches in the state.
He said: “The donated items will be judiciously used for the purpose they were given. For the police to sustain the security of life and property of Lagos people, we will require collaboration of this nature, especially in the area of intelligence gathering and provision of information to the police.”
The pastor in charge of Lagos Province 44, Amos Emovon, who spoke in company of the Assistant Pastor in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ajibola Opeoluwa-Calebs, explained that the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, instituted the CSR department several years ago to enable the mission to impact the communities where the churches are located.
Police stations and formations, which benefited from the donation, are the State Police Command, Ikeja, Area C Command, Ojuelegba, Area D Police Command, Mushin, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Command, Ikeja and Iponri Police Station.
Others are Aguda Police Station, Surulere Police Station, Bode Thomas Police Station, Itire Police Station and Ijesha Police Station.
He explained that besides its intervention in the security sector, the church had embarked on other CSR activities in the area of health by donating life-saving equipment to Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
Emovon disclosed that the church’s CSR initiative also extended to the education sector, in which it provided educational materials and a free feeding programme for public schools in Lagos, among other interventions.