The Lagos State Government (LASG) has begun the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) across the state.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Popoola Fahm, at a ministerial press briefing on Tuesday, May 4, to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration.
Fahm who said that 100 CCTV cameras had already been installed in Ikeja metropolis stated that the number of CCTV cameras installed is increasing daily.
“Upon completion, the project would advance Lagos State economy by becoming a 24-hour driven commercial centre, which would allow companies to operate in a safe, secure and smart environment that would create more jobs and increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state.
“Sanwo-Olu’s administration had implemented a 3,000 km of Fibre Metro Network connection in the year 2020, and an additional 3,000km in the year 2021, across the state, as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme that seeks to provide a 24-hour driven economy.
“The implementation of the Lagos State Smart City Project is to enable governance, connectivity and environmental security, adding that the use of technology would make reporting of security incidents easy to reach, and promote access to major stakeholders in the government”.