Governor Ambode of Lagos State
By Ebun Sessou
Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the state government to fortify the security of its model colleges across the state. The House committee also assured the parents of six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Epe, kidnapped three weeks ago that their children will soon be found.
The House disclosed this through its Chairman House on Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Abiodun Tobun, yesterday.
The lawmakers specifically asked government to install Closed Circuit Television, CCTV, cameras in the schools and ensure that security men are stationed in appropriate quarters.
On the call for the relocation of the schools, they stated that relocating the schools is not the best thing to do, adding that the facilities on ground is enough for the school. We have government model schools in Igbonla, Kankon, Igbokuta and in all the five divisions across the state.
“We are not happy or satisfied because the children are not back yet. The parents of the students came to protest recently at the state house over the issue so that the government could help them find their children.
“The people of Lagos are apprehensive, we want the children to be back to their parents. I want the people of the state to co-operate with the state government and to give information to the police on these children’s case,” the lawmaker stated.
He stressed that the police and the military were doing their best to get the children back to their parents.
He said: “The government is working round the clock to get the children released. I want to let the people know that the state government is trying it’s best, but let us co-operate with the government.’[
He warned kidnappers in the state that they would soon be apprehended by the government and gave example of the alleged king of kidnapping in Lagos, who was arrested last week by security operatives.