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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Sanwo-Olu Unveils Body-Worn Cameras for Security Personnel

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday unveiled body-worn cameras for security agencies in the effort to enhance security and safety in the state.

Sanwo-Olu said during the unveiling ceremony, at Lagos House, Ikeja, that the use of the cameras would improve transparency and accountability in the activities of law enforcement agencies.

He said that the devices would help to put the state government in a better position to respond to security challenges in real time.

The governor also approved a mass training for the state’s law enforcement personnel on the use of the body worn cameras, ahead of the deployment of the digital tools for security operations across the state.

The three-day training, to begin in May, will be facilitated by the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI), headed by Prince Falade Oyekan.

After the training, all state-funded law enforcement officers would be inaugurated to wear body cameras for their operations.

According to Sanwo-Olu, provision of adequate security is a key pillar of the administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda, and the initiative reflects government’s resolution to ensure Lagos remains secure for residents and investors.

”I am pleased to inaugurate the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers in Lagos and this is a groundbreaking move to enhance safety in the state, as well as increase transparency and accountability in the activities of our law enforcement agencies.

”Lagos State has strategically set the pace among other states in Nigeria to launch the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers.

”The security challenges in different parts of the country are worrisome, but with proactive action, the use of modern technological tools, and a mix of well-trained and intelligent officers, we will successfully combat many of these challenges.

”With body-worn cameras, our law enforcement officers are better equipped to protect lives and properties, thereby, making Lagos safer for us all,” he said.


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