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Lagos to install 13,000 CCTV cameras to fight crime

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Lagos to install 13,000 CCTV cameras to fight crime
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Lagos State said yesterday that plans are underway to deploy 13,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras across the state, additional 6,000 streetlights and  security sensors to enhance surveillance and crime prevention.

The plan, the government said, will ensure safety of lives and property of residents.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Steve Ayorinde and other top government officials, who broke the news, assured residents that the CCTV would become operational from October.
The commissioner added that the government has concluded plans to decongest traffic along the Lekki-Epe Expressway through the removal of three roundabouts; namely the Fourth Roundabout (Elegushi); Fifth Roundabout (Jakande) and the Eighth Roundabout (VGC).
He said the affected roundabouts would be replaced by the use of traffic lights, expansion of the roads and provision of dedicated turning lanes as well as additional lay-bys.
Ayorinde added that the government has started the implementation of the Lagos Enterprise, Geographical Information System upgrade and the Integrated Land Administration Automation System.
According to the commissioner, it would ensure proper monitoring of government infrastructure for optimum benefit, fast-track the ease of doing business and improve government-citizen relationship.
Harping on the Pen Cinema Fly-over in Agege, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ganiyu Johnson, an engineer, said it has been approved for construction.
He said it would be completed within 18 to 24 months.
Johnson said the fly-over would be constructed from Oba Ogunji via Ijaiye Road into Agunbiade, adding that it would be 700-metre long with some junction improvement at Pen Cinema.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi said the removal of the roundabouts on Lekki-Epe Expressway was part of the junction works and traffic system management designed by the present administration to enhance free flow of traffic.

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