Speaker, others back training institute bill

Lagos State House of Assembly has read for the second time, a legislation set to back the Training Institute of Law Enforcement Personnel.

This is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of security outfits.

The Bill titled: “Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute Bill, 2021”, seeks to train, re-train and employ Lagos State security personnel such as the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) and other affiliated national security personnel.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa said an institution to model the functions of security agencies, no doubt, needs attention, especially on functions of duties, qualifications of personnel and establishment of governing board.

Committing the Bill to the House Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC to report its findings in two weeks, Obasa urged the chairman to take proper and adequate observation of the members’ deliberation in its outcome.

The Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Victor Akande, said that the LNSC and other security outfits deserved proper training during their duties and the Bill, if passed, would meet the yearnings of the personnel.

Bisi Yusuff said that the institute would mould security personnel to suit the mode of operation and enable the officials behave in a civilised manner, which would impact the society.

He added that the proactiveness of the House on the legislation would encourage other states to follow suit.

Highlighting that Lagos State is a mega city and an economic parameter in Nigeria with challenges that border on insecurity; Rotimi Olowo said the training institute would cover the challenges faced by the security agencies, using modern day technologies.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Security and Strategy, Setonji David, hailed the responsiveness of the state government on the realisation that the security agencies need training.

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