Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo–Olu, has applauded the leadership of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for creating a vision that is driving the squad.
The governor, represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Gboyega Soyanwo, spoke at the launching of an office extension at the Alausa Secretariat in Ikeja.
The governor said: “I am not at the RRS headquarters to inaugurate only a new building but also to give recognition to the leadership of the squad because without its vision, one wonders how RRS would be positioned today.”
He highlighted that in less than a year, the new leadership developed and executed an office expansion that included four large offices, a spacious lobby, and a sentry guard.
He thanked CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi and the members of the squad for their assistance in completing the office extension.
While speaking, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), stated that the construction of the RRS office extension began in February as his commitment to the agency’s development.
“My conviction was to deploy my personal resources to it with the support of my very good friends. However, as things would turn out, it became obvious that we needed the support of Mr Governor before the project could continue from the stage it was.
“The need to build an office extension became necessary owing to shortage of offices for some of our key officers. As at the time I assumed office as Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), our officers on station guard were sitting under a tree beside the headquarters. Whenever it rained, they huddled underneath the tree. Some would use their raincoats to cover themselves. We felt we could do better by building a shade for them. That has catapulted us into this bigger dream,” he said.