The Management of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA) and the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) are set to collaborate towards the safer Lagos initiative in the THEMES Plus Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
Speaking at a recent meeting between both agencies’ management teams held on Thursday at Safety Arena, Bolade Oshodi, the General Manager of LNSA, Prince (Dr.) Ifalade Oyekan said the Agency had deployed its grassroots and technological capacity in the fight against crime and criminality across the State.
Oyekan said the LNSA which has both uniformed and intelligence Officers has the capability to respond in zero downtime to incidents and events in any part of the State.
He further stressed that in order to follow the lead of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s Safer Lagos initiative, the Agency is currently configuring its situation room to carry out peripheral forensic comparisons, especially the face recognition technology.
Oyekan said he hopes to collaborate with LASRRA in the area of data sharing, especially in the creation of a database for the use of the Agency, while looking forward to the full capturing and production of permanent LASRRA Cards for the Officers of the Corp arm of the Agency. He added that this will effectively and efficiently enhance its operations through the Agency’s structure spread across the five Divisions of Lagos State.
He further pointed out that the biggest advantage of the Agency is the ability to cover the State effectively through its Commands in the 57 Local Governments Areas and Local Council Development Areas.
On her part, the General Manager of LASRRA, Mrs. Balikiss Adebiyi-Abiola expressed delight to be part of the journey to deepen the security apparatus of Lagos State, acknowledging that the LNSA is a game changer in enhancing the security of lives and properties of residents.
While informing that LASRRA hopes to capture at least 20 million residents of Lagos State in its database against the 7 million at the moment, Adebiyi- Abiola emphasised that the Agency is working to ensure that registration becomes mandatory for all residents in Lagos State.