More public and private entities doing business in Lagos State have keyed into to the promotion of the activities of Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to raise deliveries of the trust fund in keeping Lagos safe for all.
Latest in the deal is the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) who on Thursday, pledged support for the operations through assistance.
Explaining the need for such assistance during the visit of the Fund Management led by the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman stated that “we will work towards synergizing with you to safeguard lives and properties in the State”.
She noted that in a firm resolve at contributing most appreciably to the safety and security concerns and within the confines of the communities in Lagos State, the Management of the NPA will support operations of the Fund.
According to her, it would be necessary to also ensure that activities of the Agency cascades into the Apapa – Port metropolis to contribute to all concerted efforts aimed at increased customer satisfaction and effective service delivery.
Usman expressed optimism that the visit of the delegation from the Trust Fund would go a long way in strengthening the already existing relationship between the two establishments.
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive of the Trust Fund Dr. Balogun had sought collaboration from the Management of NPA in their quest to bring dividend of good governance to Lagosian in the area of safety and security even as the whole Nation grapples with basic security issues most recently.
He further pledged support for the NPA’s management desire for effective Lagos Truck Management System with the view to aiding efficient delivery of cargoes at the Ports.
On the accountability of the Agency and judicious use of resources, Balogun said the Trust Fund assures Stakeholders of very careful execution of projects within the budget of the Trust Fund.
He said it was necessary for Stakeholders to interface critically with the Fund in order to cover the State totally in their agenda to ensure peace and tranquility of the entire society which would in turn attract investments.
Apart from job creation efforts of the Fund, LSSTF assured provision of enabling environment for business to thrive.