The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has announced that the Nigerian government will install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on all major highways across the country.
According to him, this is part of measures to curb the increasing spate of kidnapping across the country.
Dingyadi, speaking on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television said President Buhari has approved the project and the 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 470 million 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.
The minister explained that the installation of CCTVs will help Nigeria solve issues of kidnapping in the country.
He added that the CCTV’s will be installed in all the major highways across states.
“By the time this CCTV system is put in place, we will have a lot of technology to manage the issue of kidnapping. We will ensure that we reduce the number of kidnappings in this country,” the Minister added.