Lagos CBD Assures Lagosians Of Safety During Sallah Festival

Uploaded by on August 9, 2019

As Lagosian prepares for the Eid-el Kabir celebration, the Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business Districts has assured shoppers, visitors and commuters doing business on the Lagos Island Central Business District of their safety during and after the Sallah festival.

The Director, Administration and Human Resources, Mr. Babatunde Onafowokan gave the assurance while monitoring the security and traffic situation within the business district, stressing that the Central Business Districts Management Office have put in place major steps to ensure a safe and secure business environment in the Lagos Island CBD during the yuletide.

Mr Onafowokan who noted that during festive periods, Lagos Island usually witnessed a high influx of people, said the Office had harmonised environmental, traffic and safety enforcement activities with sister agencies to prevent gridlock, guarantee security and remove all impediments that could constitute danger to Lagosians.

He promised residents of a smooth and reduced crime season within the Lagos Island Business District, saying extreme measures are in place to curtail violence and other activities that may constitute a breach of security. Such measures, according to him, will include useful public enlightenment, regular patrol, surveillance, community relations and intelligence report to crime-fighters.

Mr Onafowokan noted that as part of efforts to drastically reduced the traffic snarl usually experienced on the Apongbon – Marina Axis, meetings have been held with various transport union members, market leaders and security operatives on proper use of the designated Ajeigboro Bus Park, assuring that all relevant agencies will be on ground to ensure that vehicles are not allowed to pick and drop passengers indiscriminately.

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