As part of steps to monitor the growing spate of kidnappings, the federal government has announced plans to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on all major highways throughout the country.
This was announced by the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, in an interview on channels television on Tuesday.
Dingyadi said President Muhammadu Buhari gave the project approval and an arrangement with NPS Technology Company was entered into by the federal government to re-fix the unfinished CCTV project.
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.
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 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, Dingyadi 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.
He also said the company in charge of the CCTV project is already purchasing the needed equipment for the project.