Kwara state government on Monday donated 10 new patrol vehicles to the ‘Operation Harmony Tactical Team’, a gesture Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq said will help to strengthen the security of lives and properties and build confidence within the business community.
The tactical team is a combined security outfit under the state command of the Nigeria Police.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the government said that it is the third time the administration is giving out operational vehicles to the police to beef up security in the state.
It has similarly donated patrol vehicles to other security agencies at various times.
At a brief handing over ceremony of the vehicles to the State Police Commissioner, Paul Odama, in Ilorin, the governor said; “We are supporting our security agencies by giving them additional equipment to make their jobs easier. As you have seen, the security issue in the country is getting better daily. We want to keep it that way.”
Abdulrazaq commended the police and other security agencies in the state for their gallantry in making Kwara state one of the safest states in Nigeria.
“Kwara state is arguably the safest state in Nigeria. We are doing our best to keep it that way by ensuring that the citizens remain safe. And part of what we need to do is to keep supporting our security agencies. I thank them for the work they have been doing to allow us to sleep with our eyes closed at night. We are truly grateful for the efforts,” he said.
Odama on his part appreciated the governor for always responding to their operational needs and promised not to let the state government and the people of the state down on their duties.
“I am really thankful to Your Excellency the Governor of Kwara state for giving us these vehicles. As you rightly said, Kwara state is one of the most peaceful states in the country presently. And we need to keep that position and even improve on it,” he said.
He also thanked the Inspector General of Police(IGP) Alkali Baba Usman for playing an important role in this respect, and for making sure that every part of the country is properly policed.
The event was attended by some cabinet members and party executives, including the Secretary to the State Government Prof. Mamman Saba Jubril; Special Adviser on Security General Tunde Bello (rtd); Senior Special Assistant on Security Aliyu Muyideen; and State APC Chairman Sunday Fagbemi.
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