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Government plans 12,000 surveillance cameras to watch Lagos

Government plans 12,000 surveillance cameras to watch Lagos
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The Lagos State Government is deploying 12,000 surveillance cameras under its Smart City Project under an ambitious plan to use technology for security of Lagosians.

Under its Smart City Project, the Ministry of Science and Technology in Lagos State will also be providing “state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure” to drive the efficient running of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital.

Mr. Olufemi Odubyi, Commissioner for Science and Technology who disclosed this at the recent 2016 ministerial press briefing says the deployment of the cameras will help the government to deliver essential services to all residents in the state. It will be in place within the next couple of months to improve security and ensure prompt and effective response to emergency situations by first responders.

[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]Other initiatives of the Lagos Smart City Project include the provision of a metro network to connect all schools, hospitals, courts, police station and government facilities; unified communication systems for first emergency responders; provision of 4G LTE technology and broadband deployment of fibers across the State, the Commissioner for Science and Technology says. [/quote]Other initiatives of the Lagos Smart City Project include the provision of a metro network to connect all schools, hospitals, courts, police station and government facilities; unified communication systems for first emergency responders; provision of 4G LTE technology and broadband deployment of fibers across the State, the Commissioner for Science and Technology says.

According to him, the Ministry has collaborated with the Ministry of Health in Lagos to build a robust IT system that facilitates and enables free enrolment of Lagosians under the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme.

The Lagos State Government had last year adopted a modified National Science and Technology Policy which was developed with an overall objective of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), he adds explaining that the working document was found to be “deficient” in some aspect.

According to the Commissioner, this necessitated the need to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to review the policy document to bring developments to the state within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

“The main objective is to enable the Ministry as a change agent focus on overcoming the challenges facing the State’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) sector, including human capital and scientific infrastructure such as laboratories and IT equipment”, Odubiyi adds.

 

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