The Federal Government has concluded plans to collaborate with a safety organization, in order to install surveillance cameras in all the major highways across the country.
A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU for the installation of 10,000 units of smart cameras and 13,000 sets of memory censors on the nation’s highways, is to be signed this week between the FG and the Risk and Accident Prevention Society of Nigeria, RAPSON.
Announcing this to journalists in Abuja, Chairman of RAPSON, Mr. Ben Koko Odohofre, said the organization was set to employ 300,000 personnel to work on the project.
According to him, a committee with members drawn from the State Security Service, SSS, the Nigeria Police, Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO, and Federal Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Justice and Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, would work with the organisation.
The organization is to source the funds while government would enforce the project.
He also added: “Government would fine offenders while the percentage of money realized from the fines would be shared between government and RAPSON. However government would provide its agencies which would drive the project. The police would arrest the offenders while we are asking the police for 5,000 men.”
The project will take off in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt while a retreat and action plan would also be organized.