Lagos to buy helicopters.
From the report below,Governor Ambode is on his way to turning lagos state into a fortress.I still think armoured vans should be the highest priority.Lagos state is a city of 20 million plus.I think at least 1000 of those vans will virtually reduce crime to almost nil in Lagos,but still,this is a big step.
President Buhari will on Friday November 27th visit Lagos state for the formal commissioning of three helicopters, patrol vehicles, power bikes and other security gadgets acquired by Governor Ambode-led administration to beef up security in the state through the
Rapid Response Squad.
In a press release issued by the State's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, President Buhari will be the special guest of honour at the ceremony which will hold at the Lagos House, Alausa in Ikeja.
The statement went further to state that Buhari's visit would further witness the rebranding of the RRS as the state’s no-nonsense police response squad against crime and criminality. Buhari will also join Governor Ambode in handing over the brand new patrol equipment to the Police authorities in the state. The equipment to be handed over include: three helicopters, two patrol boats, 100 motorcycles, 13 BM power bikes, 60 Ford salon cars, 55 Ford Rangers, 40 Toyota salon cars, 10 Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs, 31 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) as well as police uniforms and other kits.
"With these security equipment, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has demonstrated his firm commitment and ability to safeguard the lives and property of every Lagosian. The government is convinced this gesture will further boost the morale and capacity of the Police, RRS and other security agencies in the state. It is an attestation to the efficacy of the state’s Security Trust Fund and we believe that this will send a clear signal that criminals and armed robbers no longer have hiding place in the state as government will spare no effort in ridding the state of every form of criminality," he said.
The statement added that the deployment of the security gadgets would further complement the efforts of the State Government in making the state a mega city that is working for all and sundry. "It is noteworthy that the Lagos State Government has stepped up its enforcement of traffic laws and declared zero tolerance on potholes on the roads, a decision that has brought to 282 the number of roads so far rehabilitated in the past five months while another set of 189 roads has been marked for repairs before the end of the year,"