Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, unveiled body-worn cameras for security services on Wednesday in an attempt to improve security and safety in the state.
Sanwo-Olu said the use of the cameras would increase transparency and accountability in the operations of law enforcement agencies during the unveiling ceremony at Lagos House, Ikeja.
He stated that the devices would assist the state government in properly reacting to security threats in real time.
Prior to the introduction of the automated equipment for protective operations throughout the state, the governor has approved a mass course for the state’s law enforcement officers on the use of body wearing cameras.
“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,” he said.
He went on to state that maintaining proper security is an essential aspect of the administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda.
“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.”