According to Lagos CP, Alabi, combating insecurity is everyone’s business.

Mr Abiodun Alabi, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, has stated that the only way out of the country’s security crisis is for all hands to be on deck.
He claimed that security was everyone’s responsibility and that it should not be left to security agencies alone.

He praised the security agencies for doing their utmost to secure the country so that the people may live in peace.

In a conversation with our correspondent in Ilawe-Ekiti, Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area, Alabi claimed this.

On Friday night, he chatted to our correspondent on the sidelines of a banquet hosted by the Ilawe-Ekiti community in his honor.

The meal was one of the events planned to commemorate the Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi’s tenth coronation anniversary.

The police chief, who is from the town, stated that everyone has a responsibility to play in keeping the country safe by providing information and cooperating with intelligence sharing.

“You are not being patriotic if you despise criminals and they are wreaking havoc in your realm or region.”

“It would be helpful to all of us if you gave information early enough for security authorities to catch illicit activities in the early stages,” he said.

Alabi, speaking on the upcoming governorship elections in Ekiti State on June 18, urged all electoral stakeholders to embrace peace before, during, and after the election in the spirit of sportsmanship.

He urged politicians to pursue their political objectives within the law and to avoid any actions that could lead to discontent, bad blood, and a possible breakdown of law and order.

“None of your ambitions should be greater than the people’s peace and collective security,” the police commissioner said.

He reassured the public that the police and the rest of the security community were ready to ensure proper electoral security, electoral process legitimacy, and impartiality.

“As a critical stakeholder, and as you know, I am from Ekiti, my advise to the people of Ekiti is to play by the rules, not to get involved in any violent actions, because elections will come and go, and there will be laws and regulations governing the process.”

“They must follow the rules and avoid brigandage or violence in order to secure free and fair elections,” he warned.

The Lagos police chief described the traditional ruler’s 10-year reign as “remarkable and wonderful,” noting that he had galvanized all stakeholders in the town to work for the town’s uplift and development.

“In the last ten years, the Kabiyesi has made tremendous progress, including perfect tranquility, with no incidents of violence in the town.”

“He has brought investors to the community,” he stated, “part of which is the banana factory that some foreign investors decided to build here.”

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