(Photos) Ambode launches helicopters for emergency medical operations

Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has concluded plans to commence medical emergency and rescue operations by deploying the three Rapid Response Squad (RRS) helicopters recently purchased by his administration, as a means to facilitate rescue operations as well as boost security surveillance across the metropolis.

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On Wednesday, one of the choppers, with registration number 5N-RRS, carried out a test landing at the emergency unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja, in preparedness to handle any emergency situation as well as show that accident victims and others in emergency situations can be flown to anywhere in the state to receive prompt medical attention.

This is coming as a prelude to plans by the Governor to roll out a Medical Emergency Response initiative using the helicopters.

Aside aiding in security surveillance and traffic monitoring, the helicopters can be effectively deployed to promptly attend to medical emergencies from any part of the state.

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The medical emergency, rescue operations with helicopters is an initiative of Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration

The medical emergency, rescue operations with helicopters is an initiative of Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration

It would be recalled that the RRS helicopters recently aided in locating and rescuing crew members and passengers of a helicopter with registration number N5BQJ belonging to Bristow Group, which crashed while heading to Lagos from Port Harcourt.

The helicopters have also been deployed to aid security surveillance and traffic monitoring in the state.

Since its purchase in November last year, the state has not recorded any major case of robbery, especially in financial institutions, as it has the capacity to track down fleeing criminals on land and on sea.



  1. God help us! What do we need an aircraft for in this difficult and stringent times? Are we thinking about the maintenance cost, the parking fees, crew salaries, etc that will accrue whether we use it or not? It is obvious that Abode is for show and not effective governance. There are more serious and immediate needs in the state that will impact the lived of people immediately so God please help us to stop groping in the dark!

    • If na your papa be the pilot or member of crew, will you advocate for his sack and tell Ambo to dissolve this project?

      If you were at d bank and robbers come rob come shoot you die nko?
      You hear sey dem sey no bank robbery since dem launch d helicopters. Are you not happy?

  2. @Connie,your thinking is really absurd,can’t imagine any civilized person will criticize this kind of laudable initiative,security should be a priority to any responsible leadership,no amount of money can be too big to spend on security,what is the use of infrastructure if the people they are built for are not secured to use them? What about the emergency rescue services the helicopter is to serve,which was recently demonstrated by the prompt rescue of victims of the last helicopter crash? Pls, be better informed next time.

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