The Governor of Lagos State has urged the security operatives to be thorough and professional in the discharge of their duties. This, he said, was the only way they could strengthen democratic institutions and guarantee security of lives and property.
Represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, the governorsaid huge resources had been committed to the training and retraining of security personnel to bring them in tune with modern day technology. He spoke at the weekend during the passing out ceremony of 487 cadet Officers of the Department of State Services (DSS) Academy, Basic Course 29/2016 held at the Parade Ground of the State Services Academy in Ojo.
He urged them to justify government’s investment by in security making the country safe.
‘’ Having been certified fit and worthy to be conferred with this responsibility, I urge you to be diligent, disciplined and dedicated, keeping in mind the need to exhibit the highest level of professional conduct . You must be guided by the rule of laws at all times and in all your actions,’’ Ambode said
The governor pledged continuous support for security agencies, stating: ‘’We will continue to support our security agencies with the equipment and other facilities that would enhance your performance in the field. I urge you to consider residents of your host community wherever you may be deployed as friends because they represent a primary source of intelligence gathering.”
DSS Director-General Lawal Daura said since training and retraining were essential for efficient manpower development, the government would continue to invest in capacity building to enhance security operative productivity.
Daura hailed security agencies for working together to tackle security challenges especially the Boko Haram menace.