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Lagos poised for state police implementation, says Attorney General

Commissioner Lawal Pedro Highlights Readiness and Advocacy for Indigenous Security Solutions

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In a resolute affirmation of Lagos State’s preparedness for the establishment of state police, Lawal Pedro (SAN), the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, underscored the state’s unwavering commitment to indigenous security solutions. Speaking at the sidelines of the 10th Ramadan Lecture organized by the Anwar-ul Islam Old Students Association in Lagos, Pedro expressed confidence in the state’s readiness for this pivotal transition.

Pedro’s remarks come amidst heightened discussions surrounding the creation of state police, with 16 state governors officially submitting reports to the National Economic Council affirming their support for the initiative. These reports, advocating constitutional amendments to facilitate the establishment of state police, were presented at the 140th NEC meeting chaired by Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

Reflecting on his longstanding advocacy for state police, Pedro emphasized the imperative of localized security mechanisms to address the nation’s security challenges effectively. “As far back as 2001, I have always maintained that the security of this country will be addressed by having state police or community police,” he stated, emphasizing the need for a police system rooted in the communities it serves.

Pedro lauded the proactive measures taken by Lagos State, citing the establishment of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps and its comprehensive readiness, including the provision of body cameras for officers. “Lagos is more than ready for state police,” Pedro asserted confidently, attributing this readiness to the robust groundwork laid by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration.

With Lagos poised for the implementation of state police, Pedro urged swift action from relevant authorities to greenlight the initiative. “Just give the nod and you see our police officers on the road,” he affirmed, signaling the state’s eagerness to embrace this transformative step in ensuring the safety and security of its residents.

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