CDC's Help Sought On Security Matters


The Lagos State Commissioner for Rural Development, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, has sought the cooperation of Community Development Council, CDC, in a bid to curb the growing wave of insecurity in the state.

At a meeting held with CDC officials across the state, Ojelabi called for collaborate with the government in the area of security and maintenance of government’s facilities in their domains.

The meeting held at the Conference Hall of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, Lagos, brainstormed on development in rural communities in Lagos.

According to Ojelabi, “Insecurity in the land is a general problem and very serious in deed. I believe that collectively, we can confront this monster. We need to be security conscious.

“We solicit the support of CDC and CDAs to ensure that the people are security conscious. Today, our greatest means of transportation is okada and they operate even till midnight. This is a challenge to us.”

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He asked” “Security of lives and properties is very important and that is why we have neighbourhood watch. As CDC officials, how proactive are you in monitoring the CDAs in your domains and the neighbourhood watchers?”

According to him, even though the neighbourhood watchers are not armed, they can report criminal activities to the police for immediate action, adding, “In your meeting, issues of security should take pre-eminence.”

The commissioner lamented that several robberies had been reported in Badagry area of Lagos, saying that the CDAs in the area should be alive to their responsibilities.

He charged them on the need to maintain government projects intheir areas so that they could last, saying that they should maintain such projects instead of waiting for government to maintain them for the communities.

— Kazeem Ugbodaga

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