PROVISION OF ADEQUATE SECURITY IS OUR PRIORITY, LACEC PRESIDENT

Provision of adequate security of lives and property of both traders and their customers at the Ladipo Auto Market is  number one priority of this newly elected executive.
Speaking to the nationguardnews.com in his Ladipo Auto Central Executive Committee (LACEC), the President General, Dr. Jude Chikelue Nwankwo explained that to achieve this noble objective, he has gone round with hi cabinet to visit all security agencies in Lagos State to solicit for their professional cooperation and assistance.
On his own, President Jude Nwankwo disclosed that he has started arresting those who pose as threats to the free flow of business transactions in the market.
According to him, about thirteen of such hoodlums have been arrested and handed over to the police for adequate prosecution as stipulated in the Constitution.
He explained that the alleged criminals were among those who would snatch people's phones, collect customers' money by trick and intimidation, and thus have made lives and property of both traders and their unsuspecting customers uncomfortable. "They are cult members," he disclosed.
"Some of these dangerous boys are dupes. They may sell fake products to you as genuine ones, using all manner of tricks to attract, sustain and hoodwink the unsuspecting members of the society who come to purchase one item or another. They are not our taskforce members because they don't wear our uniforms but just put on any type of dress.
On what he inherited his predecessor Dr. Kingsley Oguno, LACEC President Nwankwo said that the on going road construction was among. He explained that construction of gutters has been going on after which work on the road would commence. The work which started at Toyota bus stop would terminate at the Palm Avenue area of Mushin.
He said that he has been following up the State Government on the promise of constructing pedestrian bridge at Toyota bus stop to put an end to incessant accidents that occur there due to crossing of the highway.
On bettering the lots of poor traders who suffer due to lack of fund to invest in their business, LACEC President assured that adequate plans were being hatched out in which loans between N200,000 and N300,000 would be given out to those in dire need.
" The conditions," he said, "included provision of credible suretees to stand as collaterals. With this incentive, those whose businesses have collapsed or those wanting to start up theirs, can now have something to fall on."
Reacting to the crowded nature of the market especially along the streets, the President assured of clearing the street traders who he said always would block free flow of both man and vehicular movement in the market.