Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has directed Legionnaires to take charge of security in public schools in the State so as to forestall all forms of crime in schools.
Ambode, who spoke while launching the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, said his administration remains totally committed to ensuring safety of pupils across all schools in the State.
“What is important is that we have taken as a matter of fact to take care of our public schools which will henceforth be secured by the Nigerian Legion. We promise to give surveillance vehicles to them to enhance security and keep the safety and security of our children in their hands,” he said.
Launching the Emblem, the Ambode said the event has continually served as a reminder of the gallantry and sacrifice of men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces that have in no small measure contributed in protecting the nation’s cherished sovereignty.
He said that it was important to remember them, especially for paying the supreme price of keeping the country safe and secure in challenging periods, and for achieving unity at the expense of loosing their lives.
“It is time to engage ourselves in deep reflection of how such homes have been coping and how the widows and children left behind have been surviving, without important loved ones. It is time to rise in support by alleviating some of their needs, it is the time to express our love, extend appreciation and show gratitude to them for their services to our fatherland.
“We must indeed show to each and every veteran that their service to Fatherland is appreciated, not just by the Nation, and the State, but also by ordinary individual citizens of this great nation.
“It is important that we can continue live in unity and peace. Accordingly, we must use this opportunity to convey symbolic messages to our serving Military men and women, that services and sacrifices to the Nation will always be rewarded and appreciated, to inspire them to be more patriotic and motivate them to give their all in the protection and security of our dear country,” Governor Ambode said.