LAGOS State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday commissioned the first DNA Forensic Centre in West Africa, saying that the move would go a long way in resolving all forms of crimes, paternity issues, among others through technology which is the modern trend across the world.
Governor Ambode said the commissioning and handing over of the centre located at Odunlami Street in Lagos Island was a significant milestone and a symbolic manifestation of his administration’s policies in reforming the justice sector.
According to him, it is also in line with his vision to make the state safe for residents and investors, saying the state government, with the completion of the centre, was joining other advanced countries of the world which had embraced technology to make life easier for people in all spheres of existence.
“From the domestic front to our places of work; from the way we learn, to doing business, the use of technology has become a way of life. You will, therefore, understand why our administration had no hesitation in approving this project which serves amongst other things, as an effective method of bringing perpetrators of crime to book and ensuring quick dispensation of justice,” he said.