The donation was made through the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.
The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Michael Ikpoki, said on Monday that the company would continue to support the Lagos State Government to provide security to its residents.
Mr. Ikpoki said this while presenting 25 Hilux Patrol Vans to the state at the government secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
He said that the gesture was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to support security and development in the state.
The donation was made through the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, established by the state government to seek alternative, private sector funding for police operations.
“We have been part of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, we have consistently contributed to it and what we are donating today is in line with our continued support for the fund.
“We recognise that development can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace; and I just want to assure the state government on behalf of MTN that we will continue to support you in that regard,” he said.
Mr. Ikpoki said the state was MTN`s key partner, noting that the company had also supported government in other sectors, including education and sports.
He said that the company would strive to strengthen the existing mutually-beneficial relationship and commended the government for providing the right operating environment.
In his response, the state Governor, Raji Fashola, commended the company for the donation, saying that it would go a long way in helping to promote the security of lives and property in the state.
Mr. Fashola said that investing in security was sensible, and pledged that government would continue to do its best to keep the state and its residents safe.
The governor said the LSSTF was one of the strategies by the state government to adequately respond to security threats, through the provision of equipment and other capabilities to security agencies.
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