Sanwo-Olu donates 300 vehicles to security agencies in Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says his government will donate 300 new vehicles to security agencies to boost their operations in the state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday in Victoria Island, during the 17th Annual Town Hall Meeting On Security, with the theme: ”Security Complexities and Convergence: The Lagos State Imperatives”.

He said the donation would be made by January 2024 to ensure that the police and other security agencies easily performed their duties.

The governor said there were security challenges, but with donors’ efforts to the Lagos State Security Task Force (LSSTF), Lagos State remained the most secure state in the country.

He announced that donors pledged almost N2 billion to the fund at the event, with business mogul Femi Otedola pledging N1 billion.

On the death of Oladimeji Aloba, better known as Mohbad, Mr Sanwo-Olu said the police were doing everything possible to ensure justice was done and served.

The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, said the influx of people from other parts of the country to Lagos State posed a security threat.

Mr Egbetokun, represented by Assistant Inspector-General Zone 2 Muhammad Alli, commended the state government on its efforts to ensure a safe Lagos.

Speaking earlier, the chairman of LSETF, Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, said that since inception, the fund had received encouragement from the public on the effectiveness of the fund and the need to do more to combat the ever-growing security threats in the country, as they affect Lagos State.

He said the challenges faced by the fund in 2022 were still very much experienced in 2023.

According to him, the unstable economic climate, primarily influenced by increasing foreign exchange rates, has been a major fundraising challenge.