By Moshood Adebayo
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday revealed plans to acquire Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform to secure creeks and riverine communities in the state.
He said ISR, which is a specialised light aircraft, will ensure the comfort and safety of residents and investors, in the state creeks, adding that the general welfare of the people remained a top priority for his administration.
Speaking while receiving Commanders of Armed Forces formations in the state at Alausa, Ikeja, Ambode said it was commendable that there had never been any major civilian-military clash since the advent of his administration.
His words: “All the security agencies in the state have been extremely cooperative with us. They have been able to put down that foundation we have always wanted, that without security there will be no development and irrespective of the changes we have had, in terms of leadership of armed forces formations in the last two and half years, they have all done extremely well.
“My aim is to ensure that every Lagosian sleeps and wakes up comfortable and whatever it takes for us to do that is through the utmost cooperation of security agencies and I believe that you will offer that and as we move Lagos forward, it will have positive impact on Nigeria as a whole because everything good that happens in Lagos, is a reflection of what is happening in Nigeria.”
General Officer Commanding (GOC), Air Force Logistics Command, AVM J’afaru Yahaya, who led 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; Commander, 651 Base Service Group of Nigerian Navy, Air Commodore Musbau Olatunji,
Yahaya, commended Ambode for the massive development in the state. which is evident by the various infrastructural renewal projects across the
“I want to most sincerely thank Governor Ambode for all the support he has rendered to security services of the state, particularly, in the area of vehicles and other logistic support. I am aware you are on the verge of recording another feat by getting an ISR platform to ensure a 24/7 surveillance in the creek areas of Lagos State, so that we will be able to fish out the criminals that disturb people from going about their lawful business,” Yahaya said.