The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called for synergy among security agencies to make Lagos safer for residents and visitors.
Speaking on Thursday in a courtesy visit from the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, Major-General Godwin Umelo, at the Lagos House, Marina, Sanwo-Olu commended the role of the Nigerian Army in the security of lives and properties in the state.
He said, “Lagos is peculiar and we have our own security needs. We are working with the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Police and other security agencies to continue to ensure that Lagos is safe and secure for investors, visitors and residents of the state.”
He admitted that although the work is tough, “we want to promise you that we will cooperate with you and support you like we supported your predecessor for you to be successful in your assignment as GOC of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army.
The governor further applauded the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, for addressing security challenges in the country.
While commending the immediate past GOC of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Johnson Olu Irefin, the governor described him as a worthy ambassador of the Nigerian Army, who did his best during his assignment in Lagos.
He affirmed that the former GOC, during his tenure, proved to be a true officer and gentleman, adding that he was responsive to issues of security in Lagos State.
In his remark, Major-General Umelo pledged more support to aid the security of lives and properties of Lagosians. He noted that Lagos State and Nigerian Army are partners in progress.
Umelo also commended the governor for his support and assistance to the military in the state.
Major General Umelo emphasised that the courtesy visit was imperative for him to be able to introduce and familiarise himself with Sanwo-Olu.
Umelo took over from Irefin, who was redeployed to 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, as the General Officer Commanding last month.Follow us on social media