By ABDULSALAM YUSSUF HUSSAIN, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde, Thursday evening, recommissioned security control architecture of the state.
In a statement via his Twitter handle @Seyimakinde said, the government is Committed to redefining good governance with a focus on people-centred policies.
“This evening, we recommissioned the expanded Security Control Room and City Watch facilities at the Oyo State Security Trust Fund Headquarters, Onireke, Jericho, Ibadan.
I reiterated our administration’s commitment to making Oyo State safe and secure for all within its borders”.
In his words, for those familiar with my statements during my campaign trail, you will recall that I was going to scrap this entire architecture because the it was like a white elephant project. But I was convinced to give it another shot and today we have been rewarded with a functional centre.
Engineer Makinde reteirated that the entire system was reconfigured so that the state will no longer need to pay internet access fees of N3.5million/month.
Also, we have acquired the license for the software for life so no longer need to run the trial version we met. This facility now wholly belongs to Oyo State.
He added, the government has also expanded the facilities so that the security operatives, including the police and civil defence, can work from there. At the moment, the cameras in eight locations are working.
These include the Lagos-Ibadan Express Road and the Asejire axis. With this system, the government can easily monitor human and vehicular traffic and even capture number plates of vehicles.