In anticipation of the upcoming nationwide protest organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress, Commissioner of Police Idowu Owohunwa of Lagos State Command has urged the labor unions to prioritize internal security.
During a briefing with journalists in Lagos, Mr. Owohunwa shared insights from his strategic meeting with area commanders, divisional police officers, and unit commanders, where the planned protest was a significant topic of discussion.
“We are closely monitoring the situation,” stated Mr. Owohunwa. “We sincerely hope that the labor unions will resolve the issue and comprehend the potential implications of the protest on internal security. They must collaborate with the police to prevent any breaches.”
Additionally, the meeting aimed to review the overall security situation in the state, considering concerns raised by some residents. These concerns primarily revolved around traffic robberies, cultism, and misconduct among certain police officers.
The Commissioner assured that all these matters would be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate measures, including deploying more personnel and equipment, would be taken to bolster public confidence in the police.
“As a result of this strategic meeting, Lagos residents will witness strengthened security operations,” Mr. Owohunwa asserted.
On a separate note, the Commissioner also introduced the first-ever police mascots, unveiled at the Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja. The inspiration for these mascots came from a sculpture of a bull observed during his visit to the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ikeja.