The new Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Adegoke Fayoade, has assured the provision of watertight security during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations in the state.
Fayoade gave the assurance on Thursday while interacting with newsmen after taking over as the new CP in Lagos Command.
Fayoade took over the baton of leadership from DCP Waheed Ayinllara, who was the acting CP.
He said that the command was going to work in synergy with other security agencies to secure all areas of Lagos, through the air, land, and water.
He also promised to check the perennial traffic across the state.
“Residents of Lagos should go about their normal businesses, they should enjoy their Christmas and New Year.
“We are going to provide a watertight security that will protect lives and properties. Our men will be visible in all areas, and fun centres, and our patrol will be very effective. Christmas and New Year will be crime-free,” he assured.
He, however, commended the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, for his unwavering support and commitment to the issue of security and safety in the State.
He also appreciated his predecessor, AIG Idowu Owohunwa, and the Acting CP, DCP Waheed Ayillara, who held forth, sustained and improved on the established security architecture in the state.
Fayoade pledged his dedication, commitment and resolve to the principles of justice and community safety in Lagos.
According to him, the unalloyed commitment and that of the officers and men of the Command is to ensure the safety and security of the people of Lagos State.
“This will be achieved through practical, proactive policing, community engagement, strict and effective law enforcement strategies. I am determined to create a peaceful and crime-free environment in which all residents of Lagos can flourish.
“Our vision is to be a highly professional and trustworthy Police force that serves as a beacon of excellence in maintaining law and order.
“We aim to build a strong partnership with community members, local organisations and law enforcement agencies to foster a safe and secure environment for all and sundry,” he said.