The Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday emphasized the need for Lagosians to be security conscious.
In a meeting with religious leaders, he stressed the need for everyone to ask questions around their neighbor hood “If we do all of these and you know those are the real first sides of safety and security.
We have taken many things for granted for a long time and that really is the essence of the meeting. Know your neighbor, ask questions, and don’t take anything for granted. If you are in doubt, call law enforcement and use the 767 and 112 numbers.
Also speaking on the issue was State Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Bishop George Amu, who said “If you know your neighbor, strange persons cannot come to your neighborhood without you noticing it.
We were told that for every action, there is a consequent reaction and that whatever we sow we shall reap. The security of Lagos State is our joint concern. The Governor was straightforward in telling us that we should be careful, watchful and observant”.
Pastor of Daystar Christian Center, Rev. Sam Adeyemi who was also present at the meeting said there is a need for every citizen of Lagos State to know their neighbor, adding that people without addresses should not just be allowed to roam the streets in the State.
He said,“A whole lot what is happening in the country has to do with the choices we make as individuals and the choices we make are influenced by our values and in shaping those values” he further added.
Mr Umaru Manko Lagos State commissioner of police, rounded up the meeting by saying everyone should be security conscious.
Chief Imam of Oriwu Central Mosque in Ikorodu, Sheikh Yahaya Ajagbemokeferi who also spoke after the meeting said “What is left for the religious leaders who attended the meeting is to ensure that just as the Governor has done his part by convening the meeting, it is compulsory for the leaders to relay the message to their followers and consider how to go about it so that no one will have cause to regret in Lagos State at all”.