Lagos Police pledges support to UNILAG, LASU on Africa University games

THE Lagos State Police Command has expressed readiness to provide adequate security for sport men and women and officials as well as other participants who will be coming to Lagos for the forthcoming 11th All Africa University Games (FASU).

The University of Lagos(UNILAG) Akoka and the Lagos State University( LASU) Ojo will co-host the game events that will involve over 3,000 students and officials from across universities in Africa.

This will be the second time that Nigeria will play host to the games scheduled for September and  featuring athletics, badminton, chess, judo, table tennis, karate, taekwondo, swimming, basketball, football, volleyball, and handball.

The newly appointed Lagos Police Commissioner, Mr Fayoade Adegoke Mustapha, made the pledge when the vice chancellor of LASU, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello led her team on a visit to him at the police headquarters in Ikeja, recently.

According to the police chief, providing security is the police primary responsibility because if athletes from all over Africa coming to Lagos don’t have a good story to tell, it will tell on the image of the country.

“So, we are going to be deeply involved in the sports festival,” he assured.

While expressing happiness over peace that LASU has been enjoying in recent years, the CP also assured the university of more support so as to sustain the atmosphere.

In her remarks earlier, Professor Olatunji-Bello, congratulated the police boss on his appointment and wished him well on his new role.

She said she was particularly happy that the CP is an alumnus of LASU while soliciting his support to provide adequate security around LASU and Lagos in general and also during the FASU Games.

She said the prayer of LASU and the co-host UNILAG is for them to have a successful outing for all the participants from all over African countries coming for the games.

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