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Lagos Government to Install 10,000 CCTV Cameras

Lagos State government said, on Monday, that it had concluded plans to install 10,000 Close Circuit Television (CCTV) across the state as part of measures to ensure that the state is well secured from activities of criminals.
Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, disclosed this while giving a breakdown of the 2016 Budget which was signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, following its passage by the state House of Assembly.
He said the government would also activate the 1,000
existing CCTV in the state, adding that “we will be expanding our ICT Infrastructure state-wide.
“Consequently, a budget of N9.6 billion has been approved for this purpose in 2016. This will include Smart City project targeted at deploying technology to enhance security in the state. It will also aid our revenue generating efforts.
“We will be increasing coverage of CCTV installations in the state. Our goal is to have over 10,000 active cameras connected by Broadband.

The existing 1,000 CCTV cameras will be reactivated and these will be increased by additional 3,000 cameras after the completion of the first phase of this project,” he further added.

Harping on the need to beef up security and ensure there was law and order, the commissioner said the government was aware of the security challenges in the country and the need to manage the problem in the state.

“We are all aware of the security challenges in the country and to manage this in the state, we have committed about N23.5 billion for the maintenance of law and order and to support security services in the area of vehicles, security gadgets and logistics.
“We shall continue to enhance the welfare of our security services in the areas of providing allowances, fuelling of patrol vehicles and adequate life insurance covers to motivate them in 2016.
“We will provide more buildings for police area commands in our state to enhance their performance. This budget also includes projects that will enhance security of lives and properties in other areas of governance as previously enumerated.”
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