Following the increasing spate of bombings in the country, Lagos State Government yesterday mobilised Community Development Associations (CDAs) on how to be security conscious and to track down the bombers before they hit their targets.
The state Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr. Cornelius Ojelabi who disclosed this while presenting 4.5 KVA generating sets to six rural communities in the state to provide proper illumination for their area across the state, urged them not to hesitate to report any suspicious movement noticed in their communities to the nearest government authorities for prompt action.
Ojelabi said the move had become necessary following the increasing insecurity across the country.
He affirmed that nowhere can be considered to be a safe haven in the country, not even churches and mosques, telling them to security conscious.
According to him, “If you notice any strange face in your environment, cry out to us. You can use the 767 emergency number to call us because, without information like this, we cannot act.
Don’t rely on rumour in raising false alarm. Let us investigate and analyse information before given them out to us.”
He also called on the CDAs to report cases of people erecting structures on drainage channels to government for prompt action, and asked them to be alive to their responsibilities.
On the distribution of generating sets to the six communities, Ojelabi stressed that it would enable them pump water from the boreholes government gave to them as the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) had failed to supply stable electricity to for people, adding that “we decided to give you generating sets to complement your efforts.”