The Lagos State government will today inaugurate some security equipment to rebrand and reposition its Rapid Response Squad (RRS).
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, three helicopters, patrol vehicles, power bikes and other security gadgets acquired by the Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration will be inaugurated.
The equipment to be handed over include three helicopters, two patrol boats, 100 motorcycles, 13 BM power bikes, 60 Ford salon cars, 55 Ford Rangers, 40 Toyota salon cars, 10 Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs, 31 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) as well as police uniforms and other kits.
Ayorinde says today’s ceremony will underscore the government’s seriousness in ensuring the security of lives and property.
“With these security equipment, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has demonstrated his firm commitment and ability to safeguard the lives and property of every Lagosian.
“The government is convinced this gesture will further boost the morale and capacity of the police, RRS and other security agencies . It is an attestation to the efficacy of the state’s Security Trust Fund and we believe that this will send a clear signal that criminals and robbers no longer have a hiding place in the state.
“It is noteworthy that the government has stepped up its enforcement of traffic laws and declared zero tolerance on pot holes, a decision that has brought to 282 the number of roads so far rehabilitated in the past five months.