Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has approved the use of body cameras and mass training of its use for law enforcement personnel in Lagos.
This was made known to the public via the governor’s official Twitter today, March 31st, 2021.
According to the state government, the three-day training for the State’s law enforcement agents on the use of body-worn cameras, will commence in May, 2021.
“I am pleased to inaugurate the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers in Lagos and this is a groundbreaking move to enhance safety in the State, as well as increase transparency and accountability in the activities of our law enforcement agencies. Lagos State has strategically set the pace among other States in Nigeria to launch the use of body worn cameras by law enforcement officers.
The security challenges in different parts of the country are worrisome, but with proactive action, the use of modern technological tools, and a mix of well-trained and intelligent officers, we will successfully combat many of these challenges. With body-worn cameras, our law enforcement officers are better equipped to protect lives and properties, thereby, making Lagos safer for us all,” the governor said at the launch of the training today.