The Lagos state government on Monday donated one hundred and twenty new 5KVA
generators to the police in the state. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, said the purpose of
the donation is to aid the security agencies to perform at optimal capacity.
But this gesture did not go down well with some Nigerians who criticized it on social
media. While recalling that the governor had earlier promised to make Lagos a Mega-
city, they advised that the governor should have opted for solar power.
Others were concerned about the health hazard, lamenting that the generator sets will
increase air pollution in the state. Some suggest that the government should also
budget money for PMS, else the police will continue to collect bribe to fuel the
While some criticize the governor for insinuating that erratic power supply is a problem
that can never be fixed in Nigeria, others believe that the donation should extend to
small scale business owners like barbers and tailors too.