The Lagos state commissioner of police, CP Hakeem Odumosu had played host to Mr Ibrahim farinloye, the coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Independent National Electoral commission’s chair, Mr Sam olumekun both of whom are Lagos representatives of federal government agencies in the state.
In a statement titled: Disaster Management, Electoral Values And Good Governance, and that which made available to Urban Express-News Online through the Police Public Relation officer Sp Olumuyiwa Adejobi said; both representatives meeting was propelled by the yearnings and aspirations of the commissioner of being proactive which metamorphosed into brainstorming with the leaders of the two vital federal government agencies on protection of lives and property and with having smooth electoral processes respectively in the state.
The statement put further that the police boss also seized the opportunity of their visits to express his concern on the various forecast on flooding in the state and plans to prevent such looming disaster projections as he assured the NEMA coordinator that the command will do the needful to support the agency whenever the need arises, especially while on the rescue operation in time of disaster outbreak.
Responding, Mr Farinloye hinted the commissioner of police of the agency’s plans to forestall mitigating measures against unwarranted disaster in the state as the house of representatives had made frantic efforts in passing a bill to manage and regulate the opening of the dam, during the raining season, which will curb perennial flooding in the all affected areas.
Sp Olumuyiwa said on the part of the INEC boss, he emphasised on a plan to embarked on certain electoral processes in Lagos state as a measure to plan ahead on the forthcoming bye-elections and other general elections in the state
As a proactive officer, CP Hakeem Odumosu highlighted security plans and checks being put in place by the police in line with the provision of relevant laws of the land to midwife elections in the state, particularly as the bye-elections is at the corner
“We also assure all Lagos inhabitants of police commitment to having free fair credible and acceptable election in Lagos, the statement read