Assembly Wants Governor To Provide CCTV On Roads

 Assembly Wants Governor To Provide CCTV On Roads

Lagos-AssemblyThe Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to call on the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to provide Closed Circuit Television cameras on roads across the state to monitor activities of motorists.
The Assembly said the move would also make it easy to monitor hoodlums vandalising government’s property in the state.
The assembly added that it was set to probe vandals of government facilities.
A member of the House representing Ikorodu Constituency 1, Sanai Agunbiade, who raised the issue under matters of urgent public importance, said the recent lighting of streets in the state had been threatened by motorists who knocked down electricity poles.
He said, “There is a need to curtail such acts because public projects are being undertaken with tax payers’ money. It is discouraging to see most of the newly erected streetlight poles being knocked down by motorists while no effort has been made to apprehend the culprits.”
The Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, said the trend was worrisome.
He said, “The reality is that public projects belong to the people, and members of the public must show interest in protecting government’s property and help in apprehending the offenders, who delight in destroying government’s property, to serve as a deterrent to others.”
The House thereafter resolved to call on Ambode to provide CCTV cameras to monitor the activities of motorists in the state.
The House added that the Ministry of Information and Strategy should embark on awareness campaigns on the need to protect public infrastructure.
In the same session, the Chairman, House Committee on Environment, Saka Fafunmi, reported that the Managing Director of the Lagos State Water Corporation, Mumuni Badmus, and the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, had met to curb the lingering water shortage in the state.
Fafunmi said he was informed that funds had been released to agencies to buy necessary materials needed for the supply of water in the state.


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