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‘Lagos security situation requires crowd control equipment, others’

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Pastor in charge of Lagos Province 44 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Amos Emovon, has declared that with rising insecurity in the country, Lagos State requires crowd control equipment and other gadgets to effectively monitor the security situation in the state.

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Emovon stated this during the donation of security equipment to 10 police formations in the state as part of the RCCG Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

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Presenting the items in the company of the pastor in charge of CSR initiative, Ajibola Opeoluwa-Calebs, among others, said that the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, instituted the CSR department several years ago to enable the mission impact communities where the churches are located.

“We have watched the Lagos State security situation very keenly and decided to intervene through the provision of the equipment.

“We are aware that government alone cannot effectively take care of the security of life and property across the country,” Emovon said.

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He said that besides intervention in the security sector, the church had embarked on other CSR activities in health by donating life-saving equipment to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

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 Lagos State public schools, among other interventions.

The state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Hakeem Odumosu, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations, Ahmed Kontagora, charged citizens to be security-conscious and report any suspicious movement or action capable of threatening the safety of residents of the state to enable it to arrest any security breaches.

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Odumosu, who commended the RCCG for the gesture, 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.

“The donated items will be judiciously used for the purpose they were meant. For the police to sustain the security of life and property of Lagos people, we will require the collaboration of this nature, especially in intelligence gathering and provision of information to the police.

“When you see something, say something so that the police can do something through the provision of genuine intelligence and information by members of the public,” he said.

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