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By Victor Ernest

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has announced that the state will introduce a whistleblower scheme which would provide the state government with useful information on criminals and crimes.

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Speaking at the launch of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC),  Ambode said more than ever before, the state government was committed to stamping out crimes in the state, which is why the safety corps was launched.

The governor explained that the whistleblower scheme would further enhance intelligence gathering by the LNSC.

Informants to be rewarded

He added that any valuable information given to the corps would attract handsome reward from the state government.

”I therefore, call on all Lagosians to join hands with us to say a final ‘no’ to crime in our state,” he said.

The governor stated that the LNSC was not formed to replace the police but to complement them.

”with the state’s huge population and unique challenges, the police need support to complement their efforts, especially in areas of community policing,” he said.

He commended the police for being very supportive in the fight against crimes.