The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has announced plans by the Federal government to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on all major highways across the country as part of measures to check the increasing spate of kidnapping across the country.
Dingyadi disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday morning February 16. The Minister said President Buhari has approved the project and the Federal Government has entered into an agreement with NPS Technology Company to re-fix the abandoned 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, the Minister 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.”
Dingyadi said the company in charge of the CCTV project is already purchasing the needed equipment for the project.