Fashola condemns purchase of armoured cars for Aviation minister

LAGOS – Babatunde Raji Fashola, Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria said that the N255 million used for the purchase of two armoured cars for Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah, can purchase 51 patrol vehicles for the Nigerian Police.

Speaking 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 , the governor said, ”
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.

Babatunde Raji Fashola, Governor of Lagos State“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”.

According to Sahara Reporters, the governor also condemned the Federal Government for kicking against state policing.

– NIGERIAN BULLETIN

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