Idowu Owohunwa, the commissioner of police for Lagos State, has arranged a meeting with key players in the state, including Folarin Falana (Falz), Debo Adebayo (Mr Macaroni), and other notable people. The purpose of the conference was to discuss security issues in the state in the wake of the presidential election and to ensure calm before the next gubernatorial election.
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the meeting was held at the command headquarters and provided an opportunity for Lagosians to voice their concerns, identify areas of insufficient security, and suggest methods for preventing any form of violence within the state.
Included among the attendees were Barrister Femi Falana SAN, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, Barrister Monday Ubani, Eze Ndigbo of Alimosho, Igwe Lawrence, Eze Ndigbo of Ikeja, Eze Uche Dimgba, Alhaji Suleiman Baba, representing the Arewa Council of Chiefs, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, and Mr. Mobolaji Olusegun
The Police Commissioner reminded influential individuals of their vital responsibility in promoting peace and setting an example by speaking out against all forms of violence and hostility. In addition, he instructed stakeholders to teach tolerance, peace, and the rule of law to their followers, and he promised law-abiding residents that the Command would protect them and deal with lawbreakers.
Falz, who represented the youngsters during the conference, joined his father, the famed human rights attorney Femi Falana, and other stakeholders to address security problems in the state. Falz has been an outspoken advocate for a better Nigeria and has emphasized the need of peace and tolerance during and after the election.
Mr. Macaroni, a well-known comic and sketch writer, was also present at the conference. He has been an ardent proponent of good government and accountability and has utilized his position to raise awareness about social concerns in Nigeria.
Given the security concerns surrounding the approaching gubernatorial election in the state, the conference seemed opportune. The proposals and initiatives of the stakeholders will aid in reducing violence and ensuring a calm election process.
In conclusion, it is laudable that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police has convened a conference of key stakeholders to discuss security problems in the state. The attendees, including Falz and Mr. Macaroni, significantly mold public opinion and fostered tolerance. The assurances offered by the Commissioner of Police that law-abiding residents will be protected and lawbreakers will be dealt with in line with the law should instill a sense of security and trust in the people of Lagos.