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Sanwo-Olu Official Cars – There are 36 states in Nigeria and each state has an Executive Governor seeing the affairs of each state. The capital of Nigeria is Abuja, with Lagos as the metropolitan city of Nigeria. Lagos is home to different people from several states that migrate from their states of origin to begin life in the biggest city in Nigeria.

The Executive Governor of Lagos state is currently Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat is the 15th person to be sworn into the official position to serve the people of Lagos State.  As the sitting Executive Governor, he is privy to a lot of benefits and respect. One of the maximum and most important benefits is access to security and official cars for his security. Every Governor of a state in Nigeria is privy to official cars and a security team.

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Although, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Ou has released statements saying that he has never bought an official car since being elected into office. But, even though he has not bought an official car for himself, he has some official cars assigned to him as the sitting Governor.

A lot of people often wonder about the kinds of cars the Executive Governor of Lagos has access to. If you are part of those people wondering, this list will help put clarity and answer your question. The official cars are used to help convey the Governors from one place to another by road. These official cars are very different from normal cars being that they are always built with safety features and bulletproof bodies.

So, without further ado, some of the official cars of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu are:

1) Range Rover Sentinel SUV:

Range Rover Sentinel SUV
Sanwo-Olu Range Rover Sentinel SUV

The Range Rover Sentinel is a top-class luxury SUV. This car was acquired by the Governor’s Political party for his security as the sitting Governor. An opposition party, PDP, claimed that the car had been bought by the Governor for a sum of N187 million, and the Governor refuted the claims.

I have not purchased any official car since I became Governor - Sanwo-Olu
I have not purchased any official car since I became Governor – Sanwo-Olu

The Range Rover Sentinel Autobiography SUV which is one of the Governor’s official cars runs on a 5.0 Litre supercharged V-8 engine that produces 375 horsepower. It can get from 0 to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds and has a maximum speed of 120 mph. The Range Rover Sentinel that the Governor drives is armour-proof, has armoured glasses, roof blast protection, emergency escape system in the luggage compartment for getting out in case of a security threat or breach. The latest version of the Sentinel SUV is built to withstand any form of attack, regardless of the type. A normal version of this car costs about N126 million, but because the Governor’s car is custom and upgraded, it will cost roughly within the range of N200 million and above.

The Range Rover Sentinel used by the Governor has a specially designed number plate reading ‘LASG O1’, the same car and plate number used by the former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The Range Rover Sentinel is 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).

2) Lexus LX 570:

The Lexus LX (Luxury Crossover) 570 is another luxury SUV, a third generation of the LX range of SUVs. This car is one of the official cars of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. The Lexus LX 570 is powered by a 5.7 L3UR-FE V-8 engine, producing 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque.

The Lexus LX 570 used by the Governor is an armoured version that costs about N121 million to acquire, which is higher than the normal version which costs about N50 million.

Toyota Hilux:

If there is any convoy in Nigeria, the Toyota Hilux has to be in it. The Toyota Hilux is generally regarded as a rugged car that looks like a truck, and Politicians use this car to transport their escorts or use the car to run errands that are unofficial. It is a very popular car in Nigeria, not only for Politicians but for civilians. It has a 2.4 Litre diesel engine which can go from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds. A Toyota Hilux is priced between N17 million – N25 million.

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