Lagos plans to employ 5000 neighbourhood watchers

Protecting Lagosians from harm is a serious business. The Lagos state governor knows this, thus, he has put up adequate measures to protect Lagosians. No doubt, one of the key responsibilities of the executive arm of government is to provide adequate security of the life and property of every citizen. The Lagos state governor has proven to be up to the task through his policies on the state security.

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This law has just been passed, it is called the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps Law, 2016, in line with the resolution taken by the house of assembly. The Neighbourhood watchers will be provided with all the necessary equipment and resources by the State Government to ensure that we establish what we call community policing and that is the way to go; says the governor. The Neighborhood Watchers will be re-branded and re-equipped; to the level that each group of Neighborhood Watchers in all the Local Governments will have their vehicles and all necessary equipment to complement security.

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The governor said that a total of N166.8billion has been spent on capital projects this year, a figure, he said, was more than double the N53.6billion spent for the same period last year. He also said the State generated a total revenue of N97.3billion in the last quarter with an expenditure of expenditure of N110.2billion, noting that the cash reserve of the State has remained positive. He disclosed that a total sum of N55billion was expended on capital expenditure in the last quarter. According to him, the last quarter witnessed a lot of activities from the delivery of massive road infrastructure across the Local Governments in the State as well as the promulgation of the anti-Land Grabbing Law, aimed at making life easier for property owners and a boost in investment activities that will enhance the growth and development potentials in the State.


The Governor said that plans have been concluded to transform the Yaba Bus Park with the provision of modern bus shelters replica of the ones erected at the Tafawa Balewa Square.This project is one of the multi-faceted development that will change the face of Lagos. By the time of its completion, Lagos will indeed become a major tourist destination in West Africa.

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The new development will make Lagos a better and safer place to stay. So if you want to relocate to Lagos, welcome on board. You can get your desired properties for sale and rent online, visit To get the best apartments for rent in Lagos. Also, can also post your properties for rent on our website if you are a landlord. Let’s all enjoy the new Lagos. But we must first obey the rules.

Source: Vanguard


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