Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:34 pm
The Lagos state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, has assured two Federal government agencies, National Orientation Agency, NOA and National Directorate of Employment, NDE, of police protection in the performance of their duties in Lagos State Western Nigeria.
He also promised to partner with them to ensure that they achieve their set goals of job creation and information dissemination on positive achievements of government, including the good works of the Police.
Owoseni stated this on Wednesday when the two agencies, led by their Lagos state directors, paid him a courtesy visit at his office at the state command, Ikeja Lagos.
The police chief noted that the two agencies are strategic for information and job creation which complement police primary function of providing security and prevention of crime in the state and Nigeria in general.
He stated that it was a normal police duty to provide security for them and he promised to do this.
The visit was led by N.O.A. Director, Waheed Ishola while Yemi Okunola led the N.D.E. Team that visited Owoseni.
Owoseni urged NOA to live up to expectation to dis-orient Nigerians on the negative perception they have about our society.
According to him, “ It is your duty to inform the public that Nigeria, indeed Lagos State are safe to invest and conducive for business.”
He noted that there are false information going through the social media such as one million boys gang, cultism and other vices which the police have investigated.
He urged them to disseminate the information and inform the public that such things do not exist and people should conduct their business without fear as they are secured in the State.
He assured the N.D.E. leaders that he would ensure that the police wives and children are organized in the barracks vocational training on job creation and employment for their benefit. He thanked both agents for visiting him and he presented souvenirs in memory of their visit.
Ealier, Okunola informed Owoseni that N.D.E. in the state has a four-point agenda which they intend to accomplish: women empowerment, vocational skill acquisition, rural agricultural programme and small scale enterprise.
On the other hand, Ishola said they had started reaching to the grassroots to change their negative perception on the Nigerian society and he called for support.