Ambode assures of better security in Lagos, to procure surveillance aircraft
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, said the state would procure an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, a specialised light aircraft, to secure the creeks and riverine communities.
He disclosed this when he hosted Commanders of Armed Forces formations in the state, who paid him a visit him at the state house in Alausa, Ikeja.
He said his administration has enjoyed cooperation from security agencies and lauded the cordial relationship among security agencies in the state adding that it was also commendable that there had never been any major civilian-military clash since his administration began.
Ambode, therefore, urged the military to sustain the peaceful atmosphere in the state.
Earlier, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Air Force Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshall J’afaru Yahaya, said they were at Lagos House to assure the state government of their commitment to ensure security-tight environment for people to go about their lawful business.
He was accompanied by other service commanders including GOC 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Peter Dauke; Commander, 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Ellias Attu; Commander, Military Intelligence Brigade, Brigadier General T.J. Kareem and Commander, 651 Base Service Group of Nigerian Navy, Air Commodore Musbau Olatunji, among others,
Yahaya commended Ambode for his development strides, as evident by the various infrastructure renewal projects across the state, as well as efforts to position Lagos as a cosmopolitan city.
He also lauded the governor for the support to security agencies, saying the acquisition of the ISR platform would help to secure the creeks, as it would enable security agencies to fish out criminals.
Also, Ambode, yesterday, commended religious leaders for upholding religious tolerance in the state, aside complementing government efforts in offering essential services to the people in critical areas such free medical care, provision of shelter and assistance to the needy.
Ambode, said this when he received the leadership of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) led by its President, Felix Omobude on a courtesy visit to the state, noting that it was on record that in the last two and half years, there had not been any major religious or ethnic crisis.
He said: “I want to thank you on behalf of our administration.”
In another two days, our administration will be two and half years and it has been two and half years of sincere religious tolerance in this state.
“It has never been like this before and we have never had any disagreement between or among the religious groups or even among our people on a tribal note and that also show that God is present in Lagos State.
Speaking earlier, Omobude said they were at Lagos House to deepen the relationship with government and to identify with Ambode, assuring that the PFN would continue to partner with government at various levels, especially on matters relating to development of the country.
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