Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday directed legionnaires to take charge of security in public schools across the state to forestall all forms of crime in the schools.
Governor Ambode said this while launching the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja.
He said his Administration remains totally committed to ensuring the safety of pupils across all schools in the state and pledged the support of the government to the ex-servicemen.
“What is important is that we have taken as a matter of fact to take care of our public schools which will henceforth be secured by the Nigerian Legion.
“We promise to give surveillance vehicles to them to enhance security and keep the safety and security of our children in their hands,” he said in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna.
The governor said the launching of the emblem has continually served as a reminder of the gallantry and sacrifice of personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces that have in no small measure contributed in protecting Nigeria’s cherished sovereignty.
He said that it was important to remember them, especially for paying the supreme price of keeping the country safe and secure in challenging periods, and for achieving unity at the expense of losing their lives.
The governor, who announced a donation of N25million and a trailer load of rice to aid the welfare of the families of fallen heroes, asked Nigerians to always treat the ex-servicemen with respect.
Chairman of the Lagos State Branch of Nigerian Legion, Samuel Akanbi, commended Ambode for his efforts at transforming the state and fulfilling the promises made to the Legion.