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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.Learn More
“It is 13 years on and the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) has continued to live up to the mandate to provide operational equipment, logistics and training for security agencies operating in the state to ensure that we continue to have a safe and enabling environment for families and businesses to thrive. This model which has been very effective over the years, birthed the institutionalization of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund in 2019” Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun Executive Secretary/CEO
The Commander, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) DCP. Olatunji Disu and Officer in charge of the IRT Lagos unit paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary and CEO of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun at the Fund’s office in Lagos. The Commander said that he was in Lagos for an official assignment and he thought it necessary to visit the Fund in appreciation of the support he received when he served in Lagos as the Commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS). DCP. Tunji
The 15th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security with the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is an event organized by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund where residents and other Stakeholder in the Security frame work converge together to get a first-hand report on the state of security as well as a forum for fund raising towards improving the security situation in Lagos State. The Theme for the 2021 edition is Reconceptualizing Safety & Security in Lagos State. Lagos State Governor,
The Executive Secretary/CEO Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, a Member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, and other management staff of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund received the newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP. Sylvester Abiodun Alabi when he paid a courtesy visit to the Fund’s office in Lagos on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022 to understand the activities of the Fund and get insights on the ways the Command can continue to partner with the Fund to impro
The Board of Trustees of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund held its Y2022 LSSTF Board Retreat and its first physical Board meeting (after inauguration in June 2020) on the 5th February 2022 at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island. Present at the meeting were the Chairman of the Mr. Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, DIG Oshodi-Glover (Rtd.),Mr. Emeka Onuwka, Otunba Niyi Adewunmi, Dr. Ayodele Ogunsan, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, and the Executive Secretary/CEO Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun. At
The Managing Director/CEO of Sterling Bank Nig. Plc. Mr. Abubakar Suleiman along with his team hosted the management team from the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) led by Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun the Executive Secretary/CEO. The visit was in furtherance of the partnership of the bank with the Fund towards the continued sustenance of a safe and secure environment where businesses can thrive and for the prosperity of all. Sterling bank has partnered with the Fund since its inception in 200
The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun paid a visit to the Equipment and Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL) mega factory on Friday 13th May 2022, where the Chairman/CEO of EPAIL expressed his delight at the Fund’s visit and hosted the Fund to a tour of the facility. During the visit, the ES witnessed the production of security equipment such as armored hard body for vehicles, ballistic plates, helmets, vests, etc. from s
The Lagos State Security Trust Fund holds its 16th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security with the Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday 24th November, 2022 at the Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos at 11:00am with the theme “LSSTF Stewardship: A Review of our activities in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda of the Lagos State Government”. The main focus of this year’s Town Hall Meeting is to take a retrospective look at the current administration’s developmental s
…LSSTF 16th Annual Town Hall meeting on Security with the Governor The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos State Security Trust Fund’s 16th Annual Town Hall Meeting on Security with the Governor said that “the Lagos State Government security policy is driven by the need for a wholly secure environment that enables the wellbeing, prosperity and fulfillment of all the people of Lagos state. Lagos will continue to send a strong and loud message to all purveyors of crim
The Executive Secretary/CEO Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, a Member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, and other management staff of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund received the newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP. Idowu Owohunwa when he paid a courtesy visit to the Fund’s office in Lagos on Wednesday 15th February, 2023. During the visit, the CP commended the Lagos State Security Trust Fund for it effort in supporting the security architecture in Lagos
LSSTF RECEIVES ‘’MOST STRATEGIC GOVERNMENT SUPPORT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR(STATE)’’ AWARD
The Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu was awarded the “MOST INNOVATIVE AND INFRASTRUCTURE GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR” at the National Dailies Award 2022 which was held on the 12th May 2023 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. The Lagos State Security Trust Fund received the award for the “MOST STRATEGIC GOVERNMENT SUPPORT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (STATE) at the National Dailies Award 2022. The Fund was recognized for its outstanding and commendable achievements toward the improvement of security
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Friday, May 26, 2023, successfully foiled an attempt by two women to sell a two-month-old baby. The deal was uncovered in Oshodi when one Oge Okolie, aged 25, the intermediary between the mother of the baby and a prospective buyer was suspected of stealing the baby. Passengers on a public bus noticed ceaseless crying from the baby with Okolie and questioned why she could not breastfeed it if it were her own biological child. The suspect was a
The Lagos State Police Command arrested two Yoruba Nation Agitators in the early hours of Sunday, 28th May 2023. The agitators, numbering fifteen, had stormed Alausa Police Division at about 0535hrs today, chanting, ‘Yoruba Nation has taken over,’ and injured some police officers who attempted to disperse them. Two of the agitators were arrested while the rest took to their heels following the prompt and coordinated response of the police. The suspects who were arrested with charms, danger
Hearty congratulations to His Excellency Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Obafemi Hamzat on the swearing-in of their second term in office as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Lagos State.
Hearty congratulations to His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu(GCFR) and His Excellency Kazim Shettima(GCON) on their inauguration as the 16th President and Vice-president of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Operatives have arrested three suspects, all members of a one-chance gang, operating along Oshodi–Gbagada Expressway, Lagos. The suspects had abandoned their operational vehicle, a Suzuki mini bus popularly called ‘Korope’ at Gbagada area of Oshodi-Oke along Gbagada–Oshodi Expressway, on April 14, 2023 when RRS operatives accosted them while trying to drop off a victim. Investigation revealed that the suspects had hijacked the operational vehicle at gunpoint at Ketu
The Department of Sociology, University of Lagos at its Sociology Annual lectures and Master of Criminology maiden interactive Session held on 2nd June 2023 awarded Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for its outstanding performance and sacrifices in securing the state. The award was received by the Head of Administration, DSP Owolabi Hope on behalf of the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi. The lecture, which was held at the Faculty of Social Science lecture theat
Operatives of Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) arrested eight suspected cable thieves and recovered over 100-meters-long armoured cable from one of the suspects in Igbo Efon, Lekki. Seven of the suspects were arrested at about 9:30 p.m. in Anthony Village, Lagos on June 1, 2023 when RRS operatives on patrol in the area accosted them while digging and shoveling the ground for armoured cable belonging to Ikeja Electric. The suspects, Kamalu Mohammed ‘m’ aged 32, Usman Lawal ‘m’ aged 33, Ibra
Providus Bank has donated two saloon cars to the Rapid Response Squad(RRS) in replacement of the squad’s Toyota Corolla that got burnt from the fire incident at Akin Adesola, Off Adeola Odeku Street on November 1st, 2022. The two Patrol vehicles were delivered to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund office at Alausa, Ikeja on 7th, June 2023, and was received by the Management Staff led by the Executive Secretary/CEO, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun on behalf of the Governor of Lagos State and members o
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested five suspected cultists, namely Peter Odumola 'm' aged 19, Promise Benjamin 'm' aged 20, Emmanuel Ikechuckwu 'm' aged 19, Richards Adu 'm' aged 18 and Abdullahi Nasiru 'm' aged 20. The suspects were arrested on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at about 0200hrs following receipt of a distress call concerning an ongoing forceful initiation happening in a hotel in the Ajegunle area of Lagos state. The victim was successfully rescued. The suspect
Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in the early hours of July 8, 2023, arrested a suspected cultist in Ikoyi and recovered one semiautomatic pistol, four live ammunition, and one hat with cult insignia from him. The suspect, Idris Ayinla 'm' aged 33, alongside three other occupants were in a red Toyota Matrix with registration number EKY 638 EX, heading towards Oniru Beach when the operatives on routine patrol of Admiralty Road, Ikoyi flagged them down. After the driver ha
The Lagos state security trust fund presented a total of Two Hundred and Fourteen (214) Tyres and Fourty-Two (42) Batteries to the command on the 23rd and 24th of August 2023 respectively to the RRS Command, Secretariat, Alausa Ikeja. The director of Administration in the Fund, Mr ‘Degbola Lewis handed over the accessories to the Monitor One on behalf of Lagos State Security Trust Fund. The provision of these accessories is to ensure that the Patrol Vehicles of the Command are always in good c
On the 30th of August 2023, the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) presented a total of Forty-Five (45) Solink Motorcycles to the Nigerian Police, Lagos Command at the Command’s headquarters in Ikeja. The fully equipped patrol motorcycles are part of the Fund’s efforts to enhance the operational capacity of the Police. These motorcycles come with Sirens, Front Flash Lights, Rear Amber Lights, and Wind Shields, to further ensure the safety of officers on duty while enabling swift and effec
On 6th September 2023, a delegation from the Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos Command led by State Commandant Usman Alfadarai paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) office. Comm. Alfadarai who was recently deployed as the State Commandant considered it necessary to pay a visit to the Fund as part of his familiarization tour to key security stakeholders in the State for collaboration towards the operation of an efficient security System. Th
Upon the successful launch and commencement of passenger operations on the Blue Line Rail System, the Lagos State Security Trust Fund presented two (2) brand new Nissan Pickup vans to the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) for security patrol operations. The presentation of these two Nissan Pickup Vans to LAMATA marks a significant step in enhancing security along the LRMT Blue Line corridor. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all passengers, personnel
On September 8, 2023, a team from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), led by Sector Commander Babatunde Farunloye, paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to discuss critical matters concerning road safety and security within Lagos State. This visit was part of the Sector Commanders familiarization tour aimed at establishing collaboration with key security stakeholders in the state to enhance the efficiency of the security system. SCC Babatunde Farunloye informe
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 to maintain law and order in the state. They operate in all the 57 LGA/LCDA in Lagos. 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 rimes, crime 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 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 relationship between the police and the community as it concerns law enforcement. • Contributing to maintaining community peace.read more
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 Mr. Hakeem Odumosu. 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 – Ijederead more
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 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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.