Lagos donates 120 generating sets to police
The Lagos State government has donated 120 new 5KVA generating sets to the Lagos State Police Command to power all police formations across the state, 107 police divisions and 13 area commands. The governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who made the donation yesterday in Ikeja, pledged his continuous support to security agencies to ensure optimal performance.
Ambode, who was represented at the handing over ceremony by the chairman of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Mr Oye-Hassan Odukale, said government would not relent in coming up with initiatives to guarantee the safety of the people.
Executive Secretary of the Fund, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, said the police formations are critical to the security of lives and property in the state “and it was very important that these stations function at their optimum 24 hours a day.”
On his part, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, thanked the governor for the gesture, saying the generating sets would be put to optimal use, as it would go a long way in ensuring that the divisional and area commands were well lit up to enable them effectively enforce the laws of the land.
“Power is very essential. Our communication gadgets, especially phones need to be charged. You cannot function anywhere, you can’t take complaints, you can’t give directives to field officers when there is no power. These generators are very valuable to us,” he said.