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Thursday, August 18, 2016

LAGOS TO INSTALL 13,000 CCTV CAMERAS

The Lagos state government has revealed that it will commence the installation of 13,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras across the state.


This was revealed by Steve Ayorinde,Commissioner for information and strategy, at a press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, saying the government will also set up an additional 6,000 street lights and security sensors for surveillance and crime prevention across the state from October 2016.

He revealed that the state will also commence the construction of a flyover bridge in the popular Pen Cinema junction of the state having completed those of Abule-Egba and Ajah Roundabout.

Ayorinde said government is also set to decongest traffic along the Lekki-Epe expressway by removing three roundabouts: 4th Roundabout (Elegushi), 5th Roundabout (Jakande) and 8th Roundabout (VGC).

Ayorinde further disclosed that the government had commenced the implementation of the Lagos enterprise GIS upgrade and the Integrated Land Administration Automation System.

He said when implemented, the plan would ensure proper monitoring of government infrastructure for optimum benefit, fast-track the ease of doing business and improve government-citizen relationship.

Ganiyu Johnson, Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, added that the government will expand Oba Ogunji Road and create barriers. The project will also accommodate a generous walkway similar to the Ikorodu Expressway and the bridge will have a free flow all the way to Agunbiade.

Olanrewaju Elegushi, Special Adviser to the governor on transport, 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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