So the Federal Government has installed no fewer than 906 Close Circuit TV cameras in strategic parts of Lagos State to ‘enhance security surveillance in the state’.
The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Adebiyi Mabadeje, said this on Wednesday at a news conference in Ikeja organised to mark Governor Babatunde Fashola’s sixth year in office.
According to him, the cameras were deployed from the 1,000 earmarked for the state, saying the devices were already assisting security agencies to track the activities of criminals.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deployment of CCTV cameras nationwide to enhance surveillance, is a core component of the FG`s National Public Security Communication System Programme.
“Yes the project is on and it is real. 906 of the 1,000 cameras earmarked for the state have already been delivered and they have already being installed at secret locations across the metropolis.
“Though they have not been officially commissioned, they are already being put into use by the security agencies to track the activities of criminals,’’ he said.
The commissioner noted that the installed cameras were sophisticated devices as they had the capacity to generate video, voice and data simultaneously, to ensure effective surveillance.
So my question exactly, Is this necessary?