The Lagos State Government says it has commenced the installation of 2,000 Closed-Circuit Television cameras across the State.
Hakeem Popoola Fahm, the State's Commissioner for Science and Technology, disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing on Tuesday, May 4, to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration.
Fahm said the number of CCTV cameras installed is increasing day by day, noting that 100 CCTV cameras had been installed in Ikeja metropolis.
The Commissioner added that 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 of the state.
Fahm said that asides from the installation of the CCTV cameras across the state, the 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.
He went on to state that 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.