Following the bomb blasts which took place in Apapa some weeks back, the Lagos State Government yesterday issued a first-line order to all head teachers and principals in the state’s public schools on how to forestall terrorist attacks.
The state’s Head of Service, Mrs. Josephine Williams and Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Fatai Olukoga, rolled out the new security measures at an interactive session with the head teachers and principals of primary and secondary schools held at the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) pavilion in Alausa.
Williams expressed the state government’s grave concerns over the security of pupils and students in their schools, noting that everything should be done to prevent security breaches in public schools.
She tasked the school managers in the state to be vigilant and security conscious as a result of the prevailing security challenges being experienced in some parts of the country.
Olukoga urged the school managers not to allow any strange person or occurrences happen within their school without challenging such a person and at the same time reporting such activity to the appropriate security agency that are better trained and equipped to handle such an occurrence.
Williams added that the school management should also educate their staff members and even food vendors on the need for safety and security-consciousness.