Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has presented 20 new patrol vehicles and dozens of bulletproof vests to security agencies in the state.
AbdulRazaq said in Ilorin on Thursday that the gesture was meant to strengthen rapid responses, curb crimes and make the state safer.
He said that 10 of the vehicles were exclusively donated to the police, while the other 10 Toyota Hilux were donated to the rapid response arm of the multiagency Operation Harmony.
“We are donating vehicles to the security agencies to fortify their work.
“We did that last year and later this year, we will be adding more vehicles.
“We use this opportunity to thank the security agencies for what they are doing for us to sleep at night, while they do what they need to do.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Mamman Jubril, said the government acquired the patrol vehicles for rapid responses to security issues in the state.
“We are here to hand over the patrol vehicles to security agencies in the state.
“We know there are security problems in different parts of the world, but we thank God in Kwara that we enjoy relative peace; but we are not overconfident.
“That is why His Excellency has acquired the security vehicles for rapid response. They should be ready to respond and maintain peace at anytime,” the SSG said.
Jubril therefore urged the security agencies to use the vehicles carefully to aid their operations.
“On behalf of other security agencies in the state, I want to express our sincere gratitude for the tremendous assistance the government has been rendering to us in the state.
“I want to assure you that the vehicles will be used for the intended purposes,” Bagega said. (NAN)