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LASG To Deploy 13,000 CCTVs For Crime Prevention

Posted: Aug 18, 2016 at 1:53 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom

The Lagos state government is planning to deploy 13,000 Close Circuit Television, CCTVs across the state from next month.

Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy for the state dropped this hint Wednesday at the Government Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.

According to him, the CCTV project will ensure that cameras and security censors for surveillance and crime prevention are installed at strategic locations in various parts of Lagos.

In his submission, Olufemi Odubiyi, Lagos commissioner for Science and Technology stated that the CCTV cameras were part of the SMART City project.

His words: “One of the key issues was to ensure that Lagos was secured through the provisions of the cameras to run on high capacity fibres”.

He disclosed that the deployment of the cameras would take-off in September and would last for between 16 and 18 months as it would run on a high fibre network, adding that 6,000 street lights would also be provided.