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LSSTF, security heads of private firms parley to strengthen community policing


Executive Secretary, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun; Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal; Admin Manager, LSSTF, Mr. Adegbola Lewis and CSP Operation, Suleman Lewi, during presentation of seven new patrol vans to Lagos state police command.

The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) at the weekend held a stakeholders meeting with heads of security of corporate organizations and chief executives of private security companies to develop an effective public private partnership and improve security in the state.

The meeting, which had over 100 security heads from private organizations, embassies and owners of security firms was organized to intimate the stakeholders on the activities of the Fund and the need to forge a partnership towards improving security in Lagos.

The Executive Secretary/CEO, LSSTF, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, buttressed the need for the database of duly licensed private security companies operating in the state including details of their guards. He further emphasized the need for intelligence gathering by the stakeholders for use by law enforcement agencies in line with the community policing strategy of the police.


Chairmen of Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and head of Committee of Banks CSOs & other financial institution, commended the activities of the Fund and pledged their support towards equipping, training and the overall development of a formidable security architecture for the state. They also thanked the Fund for taking the lead towards sanitizing private security practice in Lagos.

Mr. Tayo Amu, Director of Security of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who was a guest at the event, stressed that security is very expensive and there is need to think outside the box to provide enough fund for it.

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