In a bid to reduce traffic in Lagos State, the Governor of Lagos State has said that his government has installed over 600 smart and intelligent video surveillance cameras. Babajide Sanwo-Olu further stated that his administration has started a digital identity initiative which will power the identity management ecosystem for a smarter Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu spoke on Wednesday at the GITEX One Africa Digital Summit in Marrakech, Morocco. He said his administration places emphasis on creating an environment that encourages start-ups and tech companies to thrive. He further claimed that this was producing unheard-of results, generating jobs, boosting the economy, and offering solutions to societal issues.
According to him-
“Our Smart City implementation has seen us deploy over 600 Smart Intelligent Video Surveillance Cameras as well as Intelligent Transportation Cameras for traffic monitoring and management. Over the past year, through our initial ITS pilot deployment leveraging our automatic number plate recognition cameras, monitoring of violation infractions has reduced traffic warden in-person enforcement by 30 per cent.
“We have also begun a significant identity management programme through our Lagos State Residents Registration Agency that will seek to identify all our inhabitants. Current projections state that Lagos will have 30 million inhabitants by 2035. It is imperative to drive the identity management ecosystem for a smarter city. This will lend to more efficient resource allocation and planning for the state.”
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