By Adeola Adenuga
Governor Babatunde Fashola has charged Lagos State residents to resolve not to be voluntary purveyors of messages of fear that can cause panic.
The governor, who spoke in an interview with newsmen at the end of the 11thExecutive Legislative Parley held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac, added that residents must resolve that any message likely to cause panic must not be forwarded to other people but security agencies so that the link through which panic can spread will be broken.
“Don’t help to transfer those kinds of viral messages. They do not help the public, if there are any such messages you are aware of, send it to us and don’t pass it on to your friend because your friend cannot do anything about it. We can, if it occurs”, he said.
“So we must stop passing those kind of messages of fear and be assured that security agencies are working round the clock. We will check everything that we see. I have told the Policemen and all other law enforcement agencies that nothing that is suspicious must be left to any chance. We must check and double check.
“There may be inconvenience to some citizens but I assure you that I have told the officers not to take undue advantage or any advantage of the need to enforce for an improved vigilance and security checks”.
The governor also appealed for restraint, patience and tolerance by residents, maintaining that all the measures are in the entire public interest, assuring: “Other than that, carry on with your life, your state is safe”.