Babatunde Fashola Blasts Stella Oduah

Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said that the two armoured cars bought at the cost of N255 million for the Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah, will purchase 51 patrol vehicles for the Nigerian Police.


The governor said this at the 7th annual Town Hall Meeting on Security, themed: ‘Sustaining Local Responding To Rising National Security Challenges,’ held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

“It is sad to know that the Federal Government that allocate three patrol vehicles for one state police command of 370, 000 police men, is unable to resolve how N255 million was used to purchase 2 saloon vehicles for one officer. It is a very grave irony.

“The cost of average vehicle needed to patrol the state is just N5 million. And with such fund, we will have put at least 51 patrol vehicles on the road, patrolling the streets of Lagos.”

“In spite of all this, they resist the idea of a state police. The money from the fund was in the last one year used to provide vehicles for the Nigerian Prison Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, National Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC and indeed the airport wing of the Nigerian police, is funded from this money. And it is the same aviation ministry that manage the airport that we had this very odious car scandal of N255 million.”

The governor noted that the upshot of central Government’s failure to confront security has continued for the past seven years.

“The residents of Lagos have borne the burden of that neglect, and there is no indication that anything will change soon, in spite of endless reform deliberation and proposals.”

On the crime rate in the state, Fashola said “Our crime data base now has record content of 92, 488 which helps us to keep track of all those who have been arrested, prosecuted, jailed or have any contact with the criminal justice system.”

He added that the state is preparing for a future of crime prevention, saying “it will be technologically driven, scientifically grounded and result assured.”

Source: PM News


  1. Shut up! You murderer, using police to kill innocent citizens in the name of traffic laws, you talk as if you’re a saint. You are doing Lagosians more harm than gud & you think everyone is a daft. May God pay you all for your evil deeds, you are all the same.

    • from your dtatement, anyone can easily deduct that u’re nothing but an illiterate. you really need to brush up man. Olodo , dats what you are. and its lack of knowledge and exposure that has blindfolded you. Please, go back to school and be informed and empowered, Olodo

  2. Haba ritualist calling a thief “a bad person”cus na woman u want shoutout her offence shey no b u BRF approve 2 toll gates 4 one LG?is dat fair?cus u knw say rich pipul dey stay 4 lekki,y u no go put 4 tolls inside IKOYI?if u r wise u 4 learn frm El’rufai’s mistakes,BRF beta pray make d Law of KAMA no meet up wit u,…non sense.

  3. Yes, Mr.Governor BRF answer these, can 1000 police patrol vehicles stop the crime in Nigeria, in Lagos or even in your own local government Sulu Lere? will that stop dirty politics and rigging in Nigeria? Stella Oduah is the only outstanding Aviation Minister in Nigeria history. Her record of achievement are far better than yours. Lagos used to be business hub of the nations but today through your selfish policies many business collapse people lost they means of livelihood in Lagos dropout roaming in all the streets of Lagos, so what are you doing about that? Please leave the woman alone, the three men committee has given her a clear passage to continue her good work in the aviation industry.
    Better tell us that you need more Patrol vehicles to continue your dictatorship rule in Lagos.
    God Bless Federal Republic of Nigeria