December 1, 2021

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Lagos State is under-policed – Sanwo Olu

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo Olu has stated that Lagos State is very much under-policed. He made this statement on Channels Television while discussing the government’s efforts in fighting crime.

Babajide said; 

“We believe Lagos State is under-policed in terms of the ratio. We believe that the population is also growing but we do not have the same growth in terms of the number of police officers that we have. That is some of the places where the imbalance lies. 

“If we can get the ratio right, if we can get the proportion right, then we can see a lot more activity; you can see a quicker response time between when it (crime) happens and when they respond.”

The Lagos state Governor said that the State Government can do nothing to increase the number of police officers in the State. He however assured security officers that they will continue getting the government’s backing.

Sanwo-Olu added; 

“The minimum I can do is to up the skills and up the infrastructure and the equipment for the number we have in the Lagos State Command. 

“We give them all the support that they require.”

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