Stakeholders move against insecurity, cultism
To fight insecurity, cultism and restore sanity in Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos State, its chairman, Hon. Gbolahan Bagostowe convened a maiden security stakeholders meeting yesterday.
The meeting which took place at the council’s secretariat was attended by representatives of corporate organisations operating in the area, Community Development Associations (CDAs) and other stakeholders.
Bagostowe said his council was taking steps to curb youth restiveness and crimes. He added that security must be addressed with every sense of responsibility “in order to enable us achieve and actualise our dream of a secured Somolu community.”
According to the chairman, the essence of the stakeholders’ meeting is to call for support of corporate organisations and the whole community as security is not the sole responsibility of government, and to prevail on parents to monitor their children.
He said as part of efforts at controlling restiveness and crime in the local government in recent times, he held several meetings with the CDAs, provided vehicles, walkie-talkies and other security gadgets to boost security in the area.
Bagostowe emphasised that to ensure security in the area, government alone cannot bear the burden, hence the need to seek the support of corporate organisations and agencies in his domain.
A Security Trust Fund Committee was set up to put in place all things necessary in terms of money and other logistics to checkmate crime, insecurity and cultism in the area.