By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has handed over a brand new Armoured Personnel Carrier, four trucks containing 4 million rounds of ammunition, 1000 bullet proof vest and 1000 AK 47 riffles to the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama.
Amosun, who performed the handover on Tuesday at the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, said the security gadgets were kept in safe armoury at the Government House to avoid being taken for use indiscriminately.
Speaking further on the reason for keeping the security gadgets, the governor explained that government realised that the arms were being taken to other states and allocated indiscriminately, hence the need to safe keep them at the Government House.
He added that the APC, which is the 15th among those earlier purchased, was seized at the port when purchased and after being released, he decided to keep it safe and hand it over to security agencies upon his exit from government.
Amosun disclosed that when his administration came on board, Ogun State was known for the wrong reasons on the pages of newspapers, saying this informed the decision to invest massively in security.
CP Bashir Makama on receiving the security gadgets, appreciated the governor, saying the facilities would serve to encourage the command.
He promised they would do more to protect lives and properties of citizens of the State.
In attendance at the ceremony was the state Director, Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. David Tuksa.