Report any security threat, Ambode tells corps members
Fresh set of corps members serving in Lagos State have been asked to help the government with security by reporting anything suspicious.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode gave this charge at the swearing in for Batch B Steam 1 Corps members at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, in Iyana Ipaja on Thursday.
Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Oluseye Oladejo, gave them toll-free lines that they could use to reach security agencies and emergency services.
He said:” I implore you to key into our community security strategy of ‘if you see something, say something’ by calling our toll free lines, ‘767’ or ‘112’”.
He described Lagos as a hospitable place for them to do their national service.
While in camp for the three-week orientation programme, the Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh, said the 3,087 corps members would be exposed to security tips by experts.
“We inculcate security consciousness in them right from the orientation. First they need to be secured during orientation before they go to the larger community. Part of what we do is we bring in security agencies to tell them about local and perculiar security issues in Lagos; and what to do to avoid falling victim of such,” he said.
Momoh also said the NYSC does not post corps members to volatile areas for their safety.
“We work with the security agencies to identify locations that have security challenges and we go all out to ensure that corps members are not posted to such communities because it it only I’m the atmosphere of peace that the corps member can effectively implement the national service,” he said