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CDS Embarks on Security Tour, Urges Collaboration for Lagos Safety

CDS Embarks on Security Tour, Urges Collaboration for Lagos Safety

CDS Embarks on Security Tour, Urges Collaboration for Lagos Safety

In a bid to bolster security measures and foster collaboration in ensuring the safety of Lagos State, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa, embarked on a series of courtesy visits to key stakeholders in the state. The CDS, accompanied by top military officials, paid homage to His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the esteemed Oba of Lagos, Chief Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu, on May 13, 2024.

During his visit to the Alausa State House, General Musa lauded Governor Sanwo-Olu’s efforts in enhancing the quality of life in Lagos, emphasising the state’s pivotal role in Nigeria’s economy. “Equally, we are greatful for the hospitality extended to Prince Harry and Princess Meghan by the state, ” he said, stressing the importance of such high-profile visits in garnering global attention.

General Musa commended the improved security landscape in Lagos and lauded the governor for allocating land to the Nigeria Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, for agricultural development.

The CDS seized the opportunity to outline plans for the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) to engage in large-scale agricultural practices, aligning with his people-centric philosophy. He assured Governor Sanwo-Olu of the AFN’s commitment to fairness and service to all Nigerians. Additionally, General Musa solicited the state government’s support in establishing the proposed Invictus Centre to aid in the rehabilitation of wounded military personnel and veterans.

In response, Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the military’s dedication and noted a significant reduction in criminal activities under General Musa’s leadership. He pledged direct support to the military when needed and hailed the CDS’ initiatives in enhancing security architecture in Lagos. The governor expressed gratitude for the invitation extended to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, recognizing its positive impact on the mental well-being of wounded soldiers. He pledged government support for the construction of the Invictus Centre.

At the Oba of Lagos palace, General Musa thanked the traditional ruler for his unwavering support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria and assured him of the AFN’s commitment to securing Lagos. Oba Akiolu commended the CDS for his dedication to national security, expressing hope for a safer Nigeria. He thanked military and security agencies for maintaining peace in Lagos, dubbing it the most peaceful state in Nigeria.

General Musa also visited military formations in Lagos, where he urged personnel to intensify efforts in combating insecurity nationwide. The operational tour underscores the CDS’s commitment to collaborative efforts in safeguarding lives and property across the country.

CDS Embarks on Security Tour, Urges Collaboration for Lagos Safety

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