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Monday, 16 November 2015

Lagos donates 48 patrol vans, security gadgets to Neighbourhood Watch

In line with his promises to intensify community security across the state, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration has so far donated 48 patrol vans, 385 walkie talkies and other security gargets to further boost the operation of the Neighbourhood Watchers in order to keep all the com­munities in Lagos safe.

Ambode stated this in his address at the grand finale of this year’s community day celebration which held at the Police College parade ground at Ikeja last week.
He said the donation is meant to demonstrate his governments committed to community development as well as intensify commu­nity security as a way of en­suring growth and develop­ment at the grassroots level.
To achieve the stated ob­jective, the Ambode said his government has initiated a bottom to top approach to governance by making the communities an integral part of decision making process. “It is our communi­ties that must decide what they want from the govern­ment and bring it forward.
“In keeping with our promise to intensify com­munity security, we have donated to the Neighbour­hood Watchers 48 patrol vans, 385 walkie talkies, 11 base and repeater stations, 1,150 uniforms, 570 hand­cuffs, 1,150 belts, berets and boots to equip them to keep our communities safe”, Am­bode said.
He also disclosed that his government is working at a higher level with the Nigeria police and other security agencies to ensure the state is safe and secure for residents and investors assuring that Lagos state government is “totally com­mitted to the implementa­tion of community policing with active involvement of our people.
The governor further highlighted other efforts by the government to make life easier for the communities, these are: provision of 26 transport ambulances and 20 mobile intensive care units; 22 generators for Gen­eral Hospitals; recruitment of 1,300 primary school teachers; 100 fire fighters; rehabilitation, repair and maintenance of over 268 inner township roads; blue light rail transportation; supply of transformers and electricity to 112 communi­ties that were hitherto in darkness.

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