Providing security and welfare to citizens is the primary responsibility of every government. People in the Mainland need to be healthy, feel safe and secure in the places they work or call home. This is central to peaceful cohabitation and development of the local economy. To do this, we will collaborate and innovate to make crime-ridden and deprived communities safer, and our people healthier.
Our Administration will tackle crime at the local level and improve the security of lives and property through the consistent pursuit of economic and social policies that generate employment, foster cohesive communities, and stabilize families.
‘I believe that the emphasis and policy of government should be placed on the prevention of crime rather than the punishment of offenders.’- Quote
Among other things we will
- Put in place the necessary mechanisms to promote a proper working relationship between Local Government, the police and the communities to ensure the further involvement of the people in the protection of their communities.
- Inject and popularise a different and holistic concept of local security that lays more emphasis on economic, financial, social, emotional, physiological and spiritual security.
- Work assiduously at the community level to create those conditions which will facilitate the realisation of national security i.e. the creation of a society based on the view that the full development of man is the main purpose of life.
- Rehabilitate and productively engage the unemployed and vulnerable people commonly referred to as Area Boys.
- Take away from the street every mentally and physically challenged destitute. We will provide medical support for them, rehabilitate and re-integrate them into the society in partnership with existing government institutions.
- Prevent the development of anti-social behaviour ‘black spots’ by providing safe and well-lit public space and provide appropriate maintenance for the Governor’s Operation Light up Lagos programme.
- Work with the state governments to increase access to drug and alcohol addiction treatment programmes to increase access to treatment options available.
- Enable local authorities and CDAs to play a role in community mediation to resolve disputes between neighbours before they escalate.
- Ensure the effective enforcement of Council bye-laws that relate to anti-social behaviour.
- Launch a Lagos Mainland Security Stakeholders Advisory Council that meets quarterly to review the security situation in the LG and make recommendations for the LG with the support of the State Government to implement.
- Donate equipment’s such as generators, computers etc to our police, fire service and other health and safety agencies while also working with their leadership to ensure regular maintenance and management of the equipment’s.
- Improve the capacity of our local security groups such as the OPCs and Neighbourhood watch to ensure they also contribute their quote to tackling unrest and crime in our community, complementing the effort of the police.
- Introduce personal security training and awareness for residents
- Launch a Know your neighbour campaign
- Donate fire extinguisher to all major markets
- Utilize our youth to enhance the safety of our constituents
Overall we will tackle crime at the local level and improve the security of lives and property through the consistent pursuit of economic and social policies that generate employment, foster cohesive communities, and stabilize families.