Lawmakers laud Ambode over security equipment to Police

The equipment included helicopters, gun boats, cars, trucks and power bikes, among others.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode; Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase and Minister for Interior, Lt.Gen.Abdulrahman Dambazua (rtd.), during the unveiling of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) logo at the commissioning and handing over  of patrol vehicles etc.

Mr Taofeek Adaranijo, a member of the House of Representatives, has commended Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for equipping Lagos State Police Command with security gadgets.

Adaranijo, representing Agege Federal Constituency, in an interview with newsmen on Sunday, described the gesture as a strong statement by the governor.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ambode on Friday handed over security equipment worth N4.8 billion to the state police command.

"It shows that the security of lives and property is of paramount importance to him.

“It’s one of the things that we are expecting from him and he has shown his commitment to the welfare, security and well-being of the people”.

“We have seen an upsurge in the wave of crime, especially armed robbery in the state in the past few months," he said.

Adaranijo said that with the procurement of modern security gadgets, the police would have no excuse than to go all out and ensure that residents were safe from armed attacks.

"It’s no doubt a good development and beginning of good things to happen in Lagos," Adaranijo said.

Dr. Elijah Olu-Adewale, another lawmaker representing Ifako Ijaiye Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, said that the equipment would go a long way in boosting the capacity of the police to swiftly respond to security threats.

He urged the people to be vigilant and give necessary information that could assist the police to track down criminal hideouts.

“This surely is a good development for our state and it shows the commitment of the governor that security is top priority to him, " Olu-Adewale said.

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