The Director of State Security Service (DSS), Lagos state command, Mr S.M. Waziri, weekend said interagency collaboration with other security agencies have yielded positive result.
He said the DSS is happy to give intelligence information to the police command in Lagos and it will continue to do so.
Waziri made this remarks during a familiarisation visit by the new Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Idowu Owohunwa, at the state command in Lagos.
He stated that giving information to the police was not a favour, but statutory responsibility of the service.
“We are happy to be giving information to the police and we will continue to do it.
“We have gone beyond primordial thinking of inter-agency rivalry. We will collaborate to ensure peaceful elections in Lagos,” he said.
Earlier, CP Owohunwa solicited for synergy between the two security agencies for the safety and security of people in Lagos state.
Owohunwa specifically called for synergy in the general elections.
The CP also visited the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lagos state, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, and assured him of adequate security for the officials, materials and the electorate during the elections.
Owohunwa assured that the command will collaborate with sister security agencies to provide the needed security before, during and after the elections.
He said he will take the security of INEC up from where the former CP Abiodun Alabi stopped.
Mr. Olusegun Agbaje thanked the new CP for the visit and said that the commission had a good relationship with the former Commissioner of Police in Lagos.
Agbaje said he expected that such relationship will be made better with CP Owohunwa.