Western Port Police Command & Railways Police Command Pledge Synergy/Commitment to Securing National Assets; Ensure Ease of Doing Business.

The Western Port Authority Police Command and Railway’s Police Command have both reiterated strong commitment to securing national/government assets as part of efforts towards promoting effective inter-modal system of transportation.

 This commitment of both commands came to the fore on Thursday when the Commissioner of Police in Charge Western Port Authority, Mr. Jonathan Towuru received his counterparts from the Railway Command , Mrs Yetunde Longe in his office.

CP Longe  paid  working visit to the Lagos Ports Complex (LPC) as part of  efforts to synergize and ensure adequate security of government assets and other transport infrastructure.

In his remarks during the visit, CP Towuru expressed the command’s commitment , collaboration and  determination to support government policy on the ease of doing business, in line with the inter-modal transport system of the country.
He said the Port Command  under his watch would continue to work round the clock to ensure adequate security on government assets  and facilities, saying the railway  connectivity into the Lagos seaport was aimed to boost trade facilitation.

Towuru emphasized that cooperation between the two commands was key in furtherance to ensuring prosecution of some railway  cases, noting that with the rail  linkage to Apapa Port and Lilypond terminals Ijora respectively , there was need for both commands to complement each others’ operations.

“We are trying to see how the inter-modal system of transportation will fully key into government policies. It is a good visit and very soon we all shall see positive results from this collaboration,” CP Towuru assured.

Furthermore, CP Towuru said the visit by the Commissioner in charge of Railways would further yield positive results as time progresses based on her wealth of knowledge in security management and intelligence gathering adding that information sharing among the commands will further strengthen their operations collectively.
CP Longe in her remarks noted that despite the limited resources at the Command’s disposal government assets are top priority for effective policing.

The CP said there was need for the collaboration with the Port Authority Command as national assets must be secured and protected from vandals and other criminal elements.

She said the railway command is located inside host commands adding that 25 states have the presence of the peculiar command, hence the courtesy visit.

Longe added that the Minister of Transportation was working assiduously to ensure that all rail lines are protected and secured from vandals and bandits attack .




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