Lagos State to beef up security with 13,000 CCTV cameras

by | Aug 18, 2016

Like on a cue from our discussion yesterday on the importance of video surveillance in security, the Lagos state government is commencing installation of 13,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras across the state.


Suggested Read: Securing Nigeria with technology: The case for security cameras


The announcement was made during the commencement of construction of a flyover bridge in the popular Pen Cinema junction of the state.

Steve Ayorinde, the Lagos State commissioner for information and strategy, during a press briefing said the government is also putting up an addition 6,000 street lights and security sensors for surveillance and crime prevention across the state from October 2016.

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Ayorinde said the government is also set to decongest traffic along the Lekki-Epe expressway by removing three roundabouts: 4th Roundabout (Elegushi), 5th Roundabout (Jakande) and 8th Roundabout (VGC).

He said the affected roundabouts would be replaced by the use of traffic lights, expansion of the roads and provision of dedicated turning lanes as well as additional lay-bys. disclosed that the government had commenced the implementation of the Lagos Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) upgrade and the Integrated Land Administration Automation System.  That Hwhen implemented, the plan would ensure proper monitoring of government infrastructure for optimum benefit, fast-track the ease of doing business and improve the government-citizen relationship.

The much talked about Smart City Project and the Integrated Land Administration Automation project was also mentioned as Olufemi Odubiyi, commissioner for science and technology,said the EGIS project would help promote and encourage a secondary mortgage market and facilitate investment in properties.  He added that the project would witness the installation of information highway-metro

He added that the project would witness the installation of information highway-metro fiber and deployment of 4G LTE across the state, adding that part of what government was trying to achieve was the full implementation of e-services like e-health and e-agric, among others.

 

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

tech. media. startups. africa. vc | Twitter: @victor_ekwealor

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