Where Are Our Three Helicopters? Lagos Assembly Asks Sanwo-Olu



Emmanuel Adigwe



The Lagos State House of Assembly has asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to explain what happened to the three helicopters belonging to the state government.

In a plenary on Monday, the lawmakers grilled some top government officials to explain to the Assembly the agreement between the state and Caverton Helicopters, the managers of the helicopters.

It will be recalled that in 2007, the assembly passed a bill for the establishment of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) for the state government to strengthen the security agencies in the state and three helicopters were bought for the purpose.

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, highlighted that the helicopters were meant for security and commercial purposes and the House should be informed of what has accrued to the state from the helicopters so far.

“What we have said so far has nothing to do with the image of the state or the assembly. What the Chief Whip has done is not too much. We need to know what has happened to the helicopters,” he said.

Contributing, Mr Rotimi Olowo (Shomolu I) said that the “House had approved the purchase of three helicopters during the era of former Gov. Babatunde Fashola”. He stressed that it was necessary to know how the three helicopters had been managed so far.


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