Lagos to instal 13,000 CCTV cameras
• Govt plans flyover bridge in Agege
Lagos State Government will deploy 13,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras statewide to strengthen security and safety of the citizens. This, it said will promote ease of doing business.
Commissioner for Information, Steve Ayorinde, said at a press briefing yesterday that it has become important for the state to work in that direction especially as it gravitates towards a 24-hour economy.
Ayorinde stated that mounting the CCTV cameras would be supported with the erection of 6, 000 streetlights to complement the existing 35,000 in the state.He also disclosed that the third flyover bridge to be constructed by the Akinwunmi Ambode administration had been given approval by the governor and would be constructed at Pen Cinema area, Agege.
Works Commissioner Ganiyu Johnson, who was in attendance, however, would not disclose the commencement date for constructing the 700-metres bridge and the cost.He said that though the governor had approved it there were still other details of the project that needed to be worked on before moving to site.
Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Wale Oluwo, provided some insight into the visit of the members of the Indices and Disbursement Committee of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
Oluwo said they visited to verify crude oil and gas production from Aje Wells, for the purpose of approving the state’s access to the 13 percent oil derivation allocation.He, however, enjoined the Federal Government to license more private sector participants in the oil and gas sector.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport, Olanrewaju Elegushi said that three roundabouts along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, which have been obstructing free flow of traffic, would be removed.
Elegushi recalled that when the road was constructed, it was accommodating about 30,000 vehicles per day, but the vehicular movement on that route has increased to over 50,000 daily. He promised that the project would be delivered within six months, disclosing that additional lay-bys and other alternative roads had been designed with the project.