By Damilola Kushimo
Following appeals seeking government’s support on the dilapidated police vans in the community, Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has released the sum of N1million to the five police divisions in the council area to refurbish their patrol vehicles.
The money was released to each of the divisions during the monthly Peace and Security Committee meeting held recently at the Executive Chairman’s office inside the council secretariat.
The meeting which was chaired by the Executive Chairman, Hon. Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye had brainstormed on the possible ways of assisting the police to tackle security challenges within the council area.
Speaking after the meeting, the Secretary to the Local Government (SLG), Hon. Kolawole Olojede, declared that the money was for the refurbishment of patrol vehicles in each of the divisions and to provide other logistics that would assist the police in tackling crime in their respective divisions.
“The N1million is for the five divisions. Hence, each division received N200, 000 and they are expected to spend the money on the refurbishment of their patrol vehicles and other logistics.
He said, “This is the first intervention from the council to the police divisions; we hope to do more as soon as funds are available. Isolo has been a peaceful community and we are not resting on oars and that is why the Executive Chairman is putting effort at ensuring our security apparatus is alive to its responsibility.”
The five divisions include Isolo, Ilasamaja, Aswani, Ajao Estate and Okota.
The Peace and Security Committee is made up of DPOs of the five divisions, representatives of DSS, Immigration, Civil Defense, Neighbourhood, SIB and top management of the council including the Executive Chairman, SLG, CM and the Legal Officer.