He recently revealed this while speaking at the handing over of security equipment procured by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the Lagos State Police Command, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, his government will keep acting firmly and decisively against any and all persons fomenting or carrying out attacks on our Police Force and other security personnel.
He added that a nation that turns its Police personnel and infrastructure into targets of violence and destruction is a nation on the path of self-destruction.
His words, “As Commander-in-chief, my primary responsibility remains the security of the country and the safety of all citizens.”
“Despite the many challenges we are facing, I want Nigerians to rest assured that we will secure this country.”
“We will secure our infrastructure, our highways, our communities, and our forests, and we will secure the lives of our people.”
“First let me commend the Inspector-General of Police and the entire Force for the recent efforts to restore peace to troubled parts of the country.”
‘‘I have charged the Inspector-General to leave no stone unturned in rebuilding the morale of his officers and men, especially in the aftermath of the mindless violence associated with the EndSARS protests, as well as the recent spate of attacks on Police Stations in some parts of the country.”
“This is even more touching in the light of the unwarranted violence that ensued in the wake of the EndSARS protests last October, which saw the security architecture in Lagos State being severely damaged.”
‘‘You did not allow yourselves to be deterred by the severe setback; instead you have bounced back and are now boldly rebuilding the confidence of residents and investors in the State.”
‘‘I acknowledge the initiative taken to kick-start the rebuilding process, through the establishment of the Lagos State Rebuild Trust Fund, and through this very laudable effort by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund. I enjoin other State Governments to emulate your bold, proactive and resourceful initiative.”
“Federal Government takes very seriously our constitutional oath to secure the lives and properties of the Nigerian people”, adding that his administration was conscious of the fact that lasting security is a necessary foundation for business, investment and true prosperity.”
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