Kidnapping : Lagos To Recruit 5, 000 Neighbourhood Watchers

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Piqued by increasing cases of  kidnapping in the state , Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said plans are afoot  to recruit at least 5,000 Neighbourhood Watchers to boost security across the state.

Ambode, who spoke at the Third Quarter 2016 Town Hall Meeting, held at the Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, said the Neighbourhood Safety Agency Bill  he  recently signed into law was part of efforts to institutionalise and deepen community policing in the state.

According to him, the new recruits are expected to earn at least N25, 000 monthly with other allowances.

“There is a law that has just been passed which is the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps Law, 2016 and in line with the resolution taken by the House of Assembly yesterday, we would go all out to make sure that this agency is activated and all our neighborhoods will be covered, and then centralize with the state government with all the necessary equipment and resources to ensure that we establish what we call community policing and that is the way to go.



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