Facilitating safety and security in Lagos State


LAGOS: The safest, most secure and most prosperous commercial location in Africa

Core Values

P - Prudence
A - Accountability
R - Resourcefulness
T - Trust



The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) was established by the Law of the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2007 to source for resources in cash and kind from corporate organizations (Public & Private) and well-meaning individuals to support security agencies with crime fighting equipment. 

Due to the increasing spate of criminal activities in the State, the then administration set up a committee comprising of 31 members from the private and public sectors, which was Chaired by Alhaji Musiliu Smith (former Inspector General of Police)to address the issues of security in the State with a view to proffering solutions to them. The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) was later established in 2007 by a Law of the Lagos House of Assembly against the backdrop of the findings and recommendations of the Musiliu Smith led committee, to provide a clear vehicle through which to institutionalize an enduring Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach to the resource problems of security institutions in the State.

The PPP approach was adopted as a model for the Fund due to the expertise and operational procedures that exist in the private sector and to allow for ease of business and effective and efficient running of the Fund.

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Agencies We Support

Lagos Neighborhood Safety Agency (LNSA)

The Lagos Neighborhood Safety Agency (LNSA) is a security agency established by a law of the Lagos State House of Assembly in 2016 to assist the Police and other security agencies in maintaining law and order in the state. They operate in all the 57 LGA/LCDA in Lagos. The agency is headed by Prince (Dr) Ifalade Ajasa Oyekan. The LNSA officers are addressed as Corp and are indigenous locals from the various LGA/LCDA where they operate, which is a deliberate policy in order to make use of their local knowledge to achieve maximum grass root intelligence gathering and community policing. Functions of LNSC include: • Gathering information about crimes, crime in progress, suspicious activities and crime suspects among other things. • Making available such relevant information on crimes, crimes in progress, suspicious activities and crime suspects to the police or other security agencies that require it. • Putting structure in place to ensure that hoodlums and cult groups do not have the opportunity to operate. • Undertaking routine motorized patrol day and night. • Reducing the crime rate and ensuring that offenders are identified and made to account for their misdeeds. • Following up on the arrest of offenders to the court and ensuring justice. • Timely reporting of suspicious activities and crimes in progress to the police or other security agencies and improving the relationship between the police and the community as it concerns law enforcement. • Contributing to maintaining community peace.

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Lagos State Police Command

This is the Command of the Nigerian Police Force responsible for law enforcement and crime prevention in the State. The current Commissioner of the Police State Command is CP Adegoke M. Fayoade. The Lagos State police command has Thirteen (13) Area Commands and One Hundred and Seven (107) Police Divisions (Police Stations). Area A – Lagos Island Area B – Apapa Area C – Surulere Area D – Mushin Area E – Festac Area F – Ikeja Area G – Ogba Area H – Ogudu Area J – Elemoro Area K – Morogbo Area L – Ilashe Area M – Idimu Area N – Ijede Area P – Alagbado

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Rapid Response Squad (RRS)

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) is a section of the Lagos State Police Command set up to respond speedily to emergencies within Lagos State. It was initially referred to as ‘Operation Sweep’ during the Colonel Buba Marwa military administration and later restructured and re-organized and renamed ‘Rapid Response Squad’ [RRS] by the Tinubu Administration. The Squad was charged with onerous task of flushing crime out of every part of Lagos State. The agency is headed by CSP Jejeloye Shola. The RRS comprises of about two thousand officers. The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) equips the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), through the donations and contributions from Organizations and well-meaning individuals, to enhance its operational capability and the effectiveness of the men of RRS. This is reflected in the thousands of motorbikes, patrol vehicles, helicopters, gunboats, ballistic helmets/bullet proof vests, rain coats/boots, etc. provided for the RRS which has helped to significantly reduce the crime rate in the State. The LSSTF is the “unseen” face behind the RRS.

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Marine Police

The Marine Police was established in the year 1891 in Lagos, Nigeria and was then styled ‘Night Water Patrol’. In those early days, improvised equipment such as locally carved wooden (hand pulled) canoes were used for surveillance and anti-crime patrols. The Marine Police now has a fleet of gun boats and fiber boats with which the unit patrols the inland water ways in Lagos State. The LSSTF has supported the Marine Police in providing and maintain equipment used in combating crime.

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Mobile Police Force

The Mobile Police force is a paramilitary arm of the Nigeria Police Force. The MOPOL were originally designed to operate as an anti-riot squad. Their duties have however evolved to include containing civil disturbances, large scale conflict and any other act of crime or violence which requires their attention. There are four (4) MOPOL units operational in Lagos State (2, 20, 22, 49). The LSSTF has supported the MOPOL in the provision of various crime fighting equipment.

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Airport Police Command

The Airport Police Command was created in September, 1985 by the then Inspector General of Police and was subsequently upgraded to a Command status on 1st of June 2006. The Airport Police Command is under the supervision of the DIG ‘A’ Department, Force Headquarters Abuja. The Command is in charge of all Airports in the country. The Airport Police Command also benefits from the support of the LSSTF.

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Lagosians and indeed, all Nigerians have longed to live in a safe and secure society. The blame for the rate of crime in the country has been hitherto laid on the security agencies and the Police in particular. However, the findings of the Security Committee headed by Alhaji Musiliu Smith has revealed that the deficiencies in crime prevention boil down to only one thing – FUNDING.

Therefore, the funds donated to LSSTF from private corporations and individuals go towards providing basic equipment to the security agencies operating in and around Lagos State. It has been discovered that when properly equipped, the response of the security agencies improves 100%. Also, statistics show that the crime rate in Lagos State has reduced since the establishment of the Fund.

As more funds are donated, the LSSTF will continue to provide essential logistics and provide additional resources for the security operatives. With your help, we are meeting our objectives for security and law enforcement in Lagos.

Thank you for helping make Lagos State safer.

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