Nigeria’s Minister Of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi has revealed that the Federal Government will be deploying the service of CCTV cameras on all major highways of the nation in order to enhance security and combat kidnapping and other forms of insecurity in the nation-state.
Dingyadi disclosed this in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily today Tuesday, adding that the President has given the approval for the project and the Federal Government has entered into an agreement with NPS Technology Company to re-fix the abandoned CCTV project.g According to him, the nation is moving ahead as the hitherto abandoned 470million CCTV project will now be resuscitated. “We are moving forward, like you are aware, the 470million CCTV project that has been abandoned. Mr President has now given us the go-ahead to resuscitate the project and we have already entered into a concession agreement with NPS technologies. They are there trying to re-fix the entire system to resuscitate it”, Channels TV reported he said. Read also: Why Can’t Our Police Be Kitted As At The Lekki Toll Gate? – Minister Gets Queried
“By the time this system is put in place, we will have a lot of technology to manage this crisis – particularly this issue of kidnapping. We will go a long to ensure that we reduce the number of kidnappings in this country”, the Minister said. When asked if the CCTV will be in only major cities like Abuja, the Minister said, “The CCTV is going to be on all the major highways in all the states of the Federation, it is everywhere in this country”.Photos Credit: Getty