Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State, has unveiled a security surveillance app that would convert millions of smartphones into state security cameras.
Disclosing this during the passing out parade of Course 3 and 4 Amotekun Corps in Ondo State, Akeredolu revealed that the new app would assist citizens in reporting bad or poor services in government, institutions, or facilities.
It read: ‘‘It will be a tech-based neighbourhood watchman/whistleblower platform where citizens can report a crime in real-time to alert all security agencies for immediate action.
‘‘The Ondo State Security Network Agency, code-named Amotekun Corps, will be armed in accordance with the law since, in the absence of such, the training would be insufficient and the lives of great patriots will be in danger and the ground-breaking platform will make sure that Ondo State’s citizens and natives actually become their brothers’ guardians.’’
Akeredolu stressed that his administration would continue to support the security agencies in the state by providing equipment and proper welfare for personnel.
The Governor said, “The South Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun Corps, as a response, is now not just the first line of defence, but the ultimate bulwark in the protection of a way of life and civilisation.
“On our part, we will continue to support the operational capacity of all security agencies in the state both in terms of equipment and the welfare of their personnel.”