Lagos State government has stated that the level of crime in the state has dropped steeply to a impressive low level.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Tuesday, January 19, while speaking at the Second Town Hall Meeting where he rendered his stewardship, said crime rate in Lagos has decreased by 65 per cent.
He told members of the audience at City Hall on Lagos Island that recent statistics indicated great improvement in security in the state.
The Governor said his administration between last May and July invested massively to re-energize and reinvigorate the state security infrastructure and bring it to a level comparable to those in other modern cities.
“I am happy to report that our state is a lot safer today as statistics show that crime rate reduced by 65 per cent during the last quarter compared to Year 2014,” he said.
Other steps taking by government to tackle insecurity, he said, included the light up Lagos project where major and inner roads were being lit to keep criminals at bay.
Ambode said: “In the past few months, we have fixed street lights from Berger in Ojodu to Lekki, Ikorodu to Lagos Island, the entire Ikeja axis, Victoria Island and Ikoyi. We are taking this project to every part of the state.
“If we are not yet in your neigbourhood, give us a little time; we will soon be there. As we light up the state, we expect crime to reduce as criminals will have nowhere to hide and operate.”
The governor appealed to individuals and corporate bodies to partner with government by adopting a street and lighting it up, adding that the government will grant such individual or organization special concessions on Land Use Charge. They will also earn commendation from the state and local governments.