President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated security equipment for the police and other security agencies in Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu officially handed over the patrol vehicles and various security equipment to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.
The security equipment includes 150 double cabin vehicles, 30 saloon patrol vehicles, 1000 ballistic vests, 1000 ballistic helmets, 1000 handheld police radios/walkie-talkies and 100 security patrol bikes.
Others are two Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), four high capacity troop carriers, two anti-riot water cannon vehicles, office/command furniture and other ancillary support resources”.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Sanwo-Olu said that the state, local governments and corporate organisations contributed to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund for the purchase of the equipment.
He said that Lagos State was collaborating with neighbouring Ogun for adequate security in the region.
Receiving the equipment, the IGP commended Lagos State Government and the State Security Trust Fund for its support in crime-fighting.
He said the equipment were being donated at a time when they were most needed and assured that the police would use them judiciously.
NAN reports that Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Oba Akiolu of Lagos and security chiefs were present at the commissioning. NAN