President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday inaugurated the Command and Control Centre of the Kaduna State Surveillance and Monitoring System, set up to enhance security in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project cost the state government over N1.24 billion, and included the use of drones and CCT cameras to track and respond to any criminal activity across the state.
President Buhari during the inauguration in Kaduna, said tackling security challenges across the country requires intense cooperation between Federal and state governments as well as the general public.
The President commended the decision of the state government in committing significant resources required for infusing technology into the security architecture.
He noted that Kaduna State was the first to embark on such laudable investment, and commended the vision and determination of the APC administration to tackle insecurity challenges in the state.
He said that the infusing of aerial surveillance and monitoring with fixed wind drones and higher resolution cameras put in several locations across the State would lead to significant reduction in crime.
Buhari commended the state for deploying drones with high capability cameras that can relay real time information even in darkness and within the jungles.
He advised the state government to work closely with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and the Ministry of Defence to safeguard civilians and Military Air traffic.
Buhari expressed delight over the support and cooperation the state government accords security agencies deployed to the state and it’s provision of land for the construction of Kafanchan operation based of the Nigerian Army.