Lagos Spends N6.6bn On Security

Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State government has said it has spent over N6.6 billion to equip security agencies in the last six months, this is according to the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare.

The commissioner said, the governor Ambode-led administration made security a priority to create the enabling environment for businesses to thrive, and as well encourage local and foreign investors to continue to do their businesses in the state.

He said: “The administration boosted the Police with equipment worth N4.8billion last December, with more added recently by President Muhammadu Buhari. In other words, the state has, in all, spent over N6.6billion to equip security agencies in the past six months.”

Adejare, disclosed the information at the “Business Luncheon for Managing Directors/CEOs” organised by the Ikeja branch of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Lagos, over the weekend.

The commissioner who was Special Guest of Honour at the luncheon, said with the huge investment in security, the Police now have more attack helicopters, patrol vehicles, power bikes, gunboat armoured personnel carriers (APC), and bullet proof vests.

He however, assured that the “government will continue to put in place policies that will make the state the premier investment destination in Nigeria” with the state’s huge investment on security, infrastructure, power, transport and related needs of the manufacturing sector. “

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