Nigeria’s Nasarawa state government has unveiled plans to deploy a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system in the state capital and its environs to tackle the prevalent security challenges.
Hon. Munira Abdullahi, the Commissioner for Finance, Budget, and Planning, disclosed this during the scrutiny of the state’s 2024 budget at the State Ministry of Finance in Lafia.
The 2024 appropriation, labelled ‘Budget of Renewed Commitment,’ has been proposed with a focus on addressing ongoing challenges, particularly insecurity, to create an environment conducive to developmental strides.
Given the escalating security concerns in Nigeria and identified gaps in the national security framework, the commissioner highlighted the importance of installing CCTV cameras in public spaces, aligning with international standards. The commissioner stated that the intention is to enhance the surveillance capabilities of security agencies, aiding in the identification and apprehension of criminals, including robbers.
CCTV, an electronic surveillance system designed for monitoring premises, buildings, and individuals, has emerged as a vital tool for crime detection and prevention, aligning with global best practices.