The Lagos state government has indicated its readiness to re-activate the 1,000 Close Circuit Television, CCTV Cameras installed by the Federal Government in the state.
10,000 new cameras will also be installed in the state by the government, in order to improve the security of the state.
Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Akinyemi Ashade disclosed this on Monday, while giving a breakdown of the 2016 budget.
He said: “We will be expanding our ICT Infrastructure Statewide, consequently, a budget of N9.6billion 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”.
“We are all aware of the security challenges in the country and to manage this in the state, we have committed aboutN23.5 billion for the maintenance of Law and Order, and to support Security services in the area of vehicles, security gadgets and logistics.”