We Have Only Just 33, 000 Policemen In Lagos For A Population Of Over 20million – Ambode
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November 1, 2015 ( Post 1 )
Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode today
lamented on the state of insecurity in the state, stressing that Lagos with a population of
20 million people has only 33,000 policemen to cater to the security needs of the state. While speaking at the close of the state governments retreat or the newly appointed members of the state executive council Governor Ambode, revealed that more money have
been put into ensuring better policing in Lagos and asked the state police commissioner and his men to justify the additional funds allocated to security
“We’re not yet where we want to be. We have only just 33, 000 policemen in Lagos for a population of over 20million.
Again, we don’t have control
We need to see some things
There should be presence; we
That’s why we on our own part, we have gone out of our budget limits, using our resources from the Security Trust Fund, to say that, yes, it might not be within our budget, but we would spend money to support the Police because if the state is safe, the economy will thrive”, he said.
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