According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Adebiyi Mabadeje, over 900 closed-circuit television, CCTV, cameras have been deployed in the state and already supplying video footages to relevant agencies.
Mabadeje, at a press briefing in Alausa, Lagos, said that the current deployment of the CCTV by the Federal Government was not on cross-purpose with the earlier efforts by the state government.
According to him, the state would soon commence the pilot resident registration exercise, which would enable government to collect, collate and manage a database of all Lagos state residents.
He noted that the state government had advertised and called for the expression of interest by private investors with requisite expertise and funding for “a world-class” forensic laboratory under a Public-Private Partnership in which the government will provide land in Badagry.
Mabadeje, however, stressed that the state government expects to receive inputs from the Federal Government and security agencies in executing the project, which he claimed would save the state hard-earned foreign exchange expended in carrying out forensic investigations and studies on crime and health-related matters overseas.