The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said that his administration has concluded plans to purchase three helicopters next month to enable security agencies tackle criminal activities from the air as well assist in monitoring traffic gridlock to ease movement across the metropolis.
Ambode made the disclosure while speaking as a guest on a popular radio programme, Soni Irabor Live (SIL) on Inspiration FM.
He said he was deeply concerned about the increased spate of robbery incidents in some areas of the state, expressing optimism that the helicopters will go a long way to aid security and traffic surveillance in the state. He appealed to residents in the state to join hands with his government to make it successful.
“We are in this together, all Lagosians. It is your government; you put me there; I’m your servant and I’m ready for criticism. I’m listening and I believe strongly that you have a say in this government because it is an inclusive government.
“No matter where you come from, no matter your creed or colour, this is your government. I appeal that Lagosians should join hands with me; tolerate whatever it is that you are seeing and make sure that you also carry out your own civic obligations.
Pay your taxes because it is the only way that Lagos can grow and you know, the bottom line is this, we all need to work together to achieve a safer Lagos; a cleaner Lagos; and a more prosperous Lagos and that is what all of us are going to do,” he said.