“To Police a State with over 21 Million People Requires a lot more than Additional Policemen” – Gov. Ambode


During a dinner organized in honour of outgoing and incoming members of the board of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode called for the support of the private sector in the fight against insecurity in the state.

He stated:

“With the reality that there are not enough security operatives to secure the state, the next level is to invest in the right technology which will help in the fight against crime. The state needs CCTV in all public places and data of all suspected criminal elements. It is important for police stations to have technology to access data from all over the world so as to make the tracking of criminals easier. To police a state with over 21 million people requires a lot more than additional policemen. I urge members of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund and the private sector to help in the area of investing more on technology, which is not cheap, hence the need for massive support for the government.”