We spent N15bn on security in 2016 –Gov Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday said the administration spent over N15bn in 2016 to beef up security and ensure the safety of lives and property.

A press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, says Ambode disclosed this at a dinner held at the Lagos House in Ikeja in honour of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who was on a two-day working visit to the state.

Ambode said security, being one of the tripods upon which his administration is built, has improved drastically since he assumed office.

He attributed the development to the sustainability of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, a template, he said had helped to champion funding of security agencies to carry out effective policing across the state.

“Like the IGP said yesterday, the template which we are using to run the Security Trust Fund is worthy of emulation and he has also averred that they would like to replicate it in other parts of the country and also for men of the Nigeria Police Force,” the governor said.

In reaction, the Idris said, “What I want to say is that possibly by the time we want to implement the Security Trust Fund, we are going to tap from one of the Lagosians here, a retired Inspector General, for us to gain from his wisdom in that area.”

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