New Lagos State governor takes armoured Range Rover Sentinel SUV as official vehicle

06/05/2019

Posted by: Oluwaseun Adeniji

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The new Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat will be using the armoured Range Rover Sentinel SUV as official vehicle.

The new Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu with his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat was sworn in a well graced ceremony at the popular Tafawa Balewa Square last Wednesday in Lagos. The governor and his deputy will be the 15th persons to hold such positions in the state.

It was made known that the newly elected governor of the state will make use of the armoured Range Rover Sentinel SUV which was the offcial vehicle of the former governor Akinwunmi Ambode during his tenure.

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The new governor is surely taking his predecessor in style, comfort and utmost security

These SUVs will have the specially made number plate “LASG 01” and “LASG 02” for both governor and the deputy respectively. These plates and the luxury road tanks were shown to the state during the swearing-in ceremony held recently.

The vehicles (from Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations Division) have been equipped with over a tonne of bulletproof glass and armour plating both for the old and newest versions. This means, it has the capability of withstanding powerful attacks such as improved explosive devices (IEDs).

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This armoured Range Rover Sentinel SUVs will be used for state duties by the newly elected governor and his deputy

The vehicle also offers a specially made escape system in case of emergency, which gives the occupant the choice of escaping via the luggage compartment at the rear when the doors are shut.

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It comes with a supercharged V8 5.0-liter engine with ability to accelerate from a standstill of zero to 60mph in 9.8 secs. It has a top speed of 120 miles per hour.

To acquire this incredible beasty of a car, you would spend a great fortune since the first version of the Sentinel that came out in 2015 was sold for 187 million naira (400,000 euro).

So, how much do you think the new Lagos State governor's official vehicle would cost?

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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