TO CURB insecurity in Ikorodu and its environ, a private security outfit, Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative Limited (IDPIL), was on Wednesday, unveiled in Ikorodu, Lagos State with the distribution of patrol vehicles and bikes.
This was through the efforts of stakeholders in Ikorodu..
The event which took place at Ikorodu Town Hall in Ita-Elewa axis was witnessed by the Nigeria Police, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), IDPI units in all the Local government and the Local Council Developmental Areas(LCDA) which received one patrol vehicle and power bikes each.
Speaking at the event, Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Abiodun Alabi commended the effort of the community for bringing up such idea in curtailing insecurity in the community and promise to continue to support the initiative.
Alabi was represented by Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) Sam Ewah, DCP admin who urged the personnel to work in synergy with the police force.
“Nigeria police will continue to support this initiative for sustainability,” he said.
Also speaking at the event, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Shotobi, applauded the committee for a weldone job adding that security is everybody’s business.
“I have to commend everybody for their contribution for the successful launching and unveiling of this security outfits, I am convinced this will go a long way in curtailing crime in our community,” said the traditional ruler.
“As part of efforts to develop this division, the committee has also decided to develop education sector by acquiring six acres of land for a vocational centre for the youths,”
Also speaking, Chief Adewunmi Ogundayan (SAN), Chairman of the committee said the initiative was a culmination of many months of brainstorming and strategising among key stakeholders in Ikorodu Division.
The chairman, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Mr Durosinmi Etti, advised IDPIL personnel to maintain thoroughly the equipment and properly structured in terms of reporting incidents and proper documentation as well as conduct of personal.
He was represented by Mr Adegbola Lewis.
Mr Babatunde Folawiyo, CEO, Folawiyo Group of Companies who was the chairman of the day unveiled the initiative in the presence of other dignitaries.