The General Manager, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency (LNSA), Prince Ifalade Oyekan, has reiterated the need for seamless intelligence sharing as a panacea for stemming the current security threats facing the country.
Prince Oyekan spoke at a programme organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Lagos State Government for participants of Senior Course 44 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna State, who are on a study tour of Lagos State.
He said the role of community policing in improving the socio-economic development of Lagos State cannot be overemphasised, thanking the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the provision of working tools and a conducive work environment for the security enforcement organisations in the State.
The LSNA Boss stated further that intelligence gathering is vital to the security of any community, stressing that the agency recently produced a 250-page intelligence report on abandoned buildings in the State to the government for prompt action.
According to him, it is high time Lagos takes over abandoned buildings because intelligence reports show that such buildings harbour criminals while the development poses a serious danger to residents and the socio-economic development of the State.
“The people in every community across the globe are at the epicentre of all activities and must show significant concern and take positive steps to ensure that economic activities thrive. For a community to thrive, responsibilities must be shared to enhance community policing”, he said.