From Adesoji Oyinlola, Lagos
The Lagos state Commissioner for Rural Development, Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi has reiterated the importance for all Lagosians to always be security conscious following the Boko Haram insurgency in some part of the country.
Hon. Ojelabi said this at the maiden award ceremony instituted by the Area C Command of Neighborhood Watch held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere recently.
Represented by the Director, Community Development in the Ministry of Rural Development, Mr. Eniola Awolaru, the Commissioner said the event was to appreciate and honour community leaders, chairmen of councils and other notable leaders who have contributed immensely to the success recorded in community policing.
Speaking at the same event, a Lagos community leader and an All Progressive Congress (APC) stalwart, Prince TajudeenOlusi also called on Lagos residents to see security matter as a collective responsibility for peace to reign in the centre of excellence.
He appealed to the people to be alert at all times and police their communities themselves, saying that “While it is not possible for everybody to carry arms like the police and other security agents, the act of policing cannot be left to the security personnel alone but all of us should see it as our responsibility and gather information on happenings around us and give it to our respective Neighborhood Watch, who will now pass the information to the appropriate authorities”.