We’ll light up Lagos streets, improve security soon, says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday promised that concerns about decrepit steeetlights and high crime rate in the state were being addressed with utmost urgency.

He spoke on Twitter in response to a complaint about the dark streets in Surulere ad Ikeja as a result of bad streetlights.

The tweet from @egbas had read: “Most of the street lights are dead. Driving through Ikeja early today and the place is pitch black. All the street lamps in Surulere are dead. Lagos is darker today than it has ever been. What’s the problem @jidesanwoolu?”

In response, the governor stated: “This problem has affected several corridors across Lagos but a more permanent solution to ensure we don’t face this again is rolling out for the safety and comfort of residents.

Thanks for bringing this to our notice.”

Responding to a separate complaint about security by @ademolaph about security, the governor said the matter was being addressed.

The complaint reads: “H.E @jidesanwoolu, apart from the street lights issues which the H.E is strategically dealing with, there is urgent need to address security concerns at Odogunyan in Ikorodu. Armed robbers operate freely in broad day light, terrorising and killing innocent Lagosians.”

Responding, the governor stated that his administration was beefing up the capacity of the Rapid Response Squad and Lagos Neighbourhood Security Corps to deal with the threat across the state.

Sanwo-Olu said: "@rrslagos767, @officialLNSC and other security agencies are receiving all the support from our government to improve intelligence, monitoring and enforcement. We have provided more resources to allow them reach every part of the state. They will look at this."