The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, inaugurated and handed over a building to the Department of State Service in the Alimosho area of the state.
The governor, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, during the inauguration of the DSS building project, said the ultimate goal of his administration remained that the state would become one of the top places on the African continent to live, work and invest.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, noted that the DSS building was equipped with necessary furniture and facilities, which included remand rooms, kitchenettes, registry, conference room and two and one-bedroom en-suite living quarters.
He said, “This administration has been working closely with security agencies in the state in our firm resolve to raise the bar of governance which includes ensuring a well-secured and safe environment for investment and other socio-economic activities to thrive.
“We strongly believe that investment in security must be prioritised because security and welfare of the people remain the primary duty of any government and we urge the people of Alimosho and all Lagosians in general, especially the youth, to shun crime, cooperate with security agencies and work together to achieve a common aim, because security is a collective responsibility.”
The Lagos State Command Director of the DSS, who was represented at the event by a Deputy Director (Administration), Adebisi Akinloye, commended the Lagos State Government for the commissioned building and assured that it would be adequately utilised and properly maintained.
In his address, the Chairman of the Alimosho Local Government Area, Jelili Sulaimon, said the singular effort by the Sanwo-Olu-led administration to construct a building for the DSS in the council was a clear testimony of a government that was ready to address the challenges of security.
“Within just three years, you have been able to touch every local government with monumental projects, one of which we have come to commission here today. The electorate in Alimosho Local Government and the five Local Council Development Areas, home and abroad, with our full chest, say it loud and clear that your second-term project has been adopted as our collective baby. Wherever you go, we also go with you,” he said.