Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Solomon Adeola has urged the federal government to give the state special security status because of the rising crime rate.
In a statement by his Media Adviser, Kayode Odunaro, Senator Adeola also known as Yayi said “Lagos State deserves a special status in the area of security as the economic nerve centre of Nigeria and its burgeoning population as a megacity. There is a need for more security infrastructure for the state as its population of over 20 million of all manner of people from across Nigeria and beyond indicates the likelihood of a high incidence of crime over time.
“Reports of high incidence of crime in Lagos in recent times are only a reflection of the dire economic situation of the nation and the massive concentration of people in millions in Lagos State.
“For instance, if you have a one per cent crime rate in a state of say 2.5 million people, then it is conceivable that the percentage will be higher in a cosmopolitan state like Lagos with over 20 million people coupled with the reportage of the incidence by the media which is equally concentrated in Lagos.”