By Temitayo Peters
OrderPaperToday- Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday, confirmed the nominee of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the position of the Chairman of the Board of Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Mr. Oye Hassan Odukale.
While responding to questions from the lawmakers, during the confirmation exercise, Mr. Odukale, said that he was surprised that he was nominated for the position by the Governor.
Odukale, who is currently the Managing Director of Leadway Assurance Plc, said that his motive was to raise money for the fund through the private sector and that his company has contributed immensely to the fund in the past.
According to him, the board of LSSTF has eight members, and the fund is meant to equip all security agencies such as the police, army and the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
“There must be due process with verifiable estimate. We will raise money for the fund through the private sector and the equipment must be properly managed and we will cross-check with the users.
“It is a volunteering work for me to raise money for the state through my network and those of others on the board. We need to win the trust of the people that are contributing to the fund and widen the net of the contribution,” he added.
The Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa subsequently directed the Clerk of the House, Mr. Segun Abiru to inform the Governor of the confirmation.