By Benjamin Omoike
The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), has taken delivery of five Dongfeng fully-equipped security operational trucks, meant for various sub-security agencies of LSSTF, from the Chief Diana Chen Foundation.
Some agencies to benefit from the gesture include the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and the State Taskforce. The event took place at the CIG Motors assembling plant in Ojota, Lagos.
During the event, the Commercial General Manager of CIG Motors and the representative of Chief Diana
Chen, Mr. Jubril Arogundade, emphasised the intention of the foundation to support
both youth and government in different capacities.
He said: “This donation is an expression of the foundation’s deep desire to support the government’s vision, our government is as reliant on us as we are on them. We all agree that security is one of the pillars upon which societies are instituted, our job is to
support in building a crime-free society. We hope with these trucks we take the government a step further towards achieving its goal of a crime-free Lagos.”
The trucks were received by the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Dr.
Abdurrazaq Balogun, who expressed his gratitude to the foundation.
He said: “Through the efforts of the
Chief Diana Chen Foundation and CIG Motors, our dream of a crime free Lagos, will no longer remain just a dream. Contributions like this will help the security agencies in combating crimes which is expected to spike from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fast approaching yuletide.”
Pleading with other corporate organisations to emulate the Chief Diana Chen Foundation, Balogun said evidence has shown
that LSSTF is the most important agency in enforcing security in Lagos State.
He added “We will continue to source for assets and resources to equip and assist our security agencies. On behalf of the entire Lagos State Government, I say a huge thanks to the Chief Diana Chen Foundation. Thank you for taking interest in our organisations and our growth.”
Chief Diana Chen Foundation, established a few years ago by the Chairman of CIG Motors, Chief
Diana Chen, has been active in committing both efforts and resources to the advancement of security and prosperity within Lagos State. In the peak of the Government’s battle against COVID-19, the foundation partnered with the Lagos State Government to provide various amenities and relief support.
The foundation was amongst the first heroes to push the frontlines during the fight against the pandemic in Nigeria, with their donation of 50,000 face masks, an ambulance and N20 million.