The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his administration has deployed over 600 smart and intelligent video surveillance cameras as well as intelligent transportation cameras for traffic management in the state.
Sanwo-Olu added that his government had begun a digital identity project to drive the identity management ecosystem for a smarter city.
Speaking at the GITEX One Africa Digital Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu said his administration’s focus on fostering an enabling environment for start-ups and tech companies to flourish was yielding unprecedented results, creating jobs, driving economic growth, and providing solutions to societal problems.
“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,” he said.