Rotimi Akeredolu
Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo: Akeredolu orders compulsory installation, use of CCTV devices

NEWS DIGEST – Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has signed an executive order for the compulsory installation and use of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) devices in all public and private institutions in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement made available by the Chief Press Secretary of Governor, Richard Olatunde on Saturday.

The new order is in the light of the increased spate of insecurity in the country and the need to ensure the security of lives and properties in all public and private institutions and centres throughout the state.

According to the executive order, the CCTVs are to be installed at “all religious places of worship, financial institutions (of all kinds), event centres, supermarkets, educational institutions (Schools), Hotels/Motels, Guest House, inns, Restaurants, Clinics and Health Centres, eateries (of all kinds), recreation or vehicular parks and other places regularly used by the public.”

That the owners, occupiers, managers and operators of public/private institutions within Ondo State shall mandatorily install, use and maintain CCTV devices and other secret cameras to monitor and keep surveillance on the daily activities on their premises and especially monitor the ingress and egress of people/vehicles at the said places, venues and centres.

The statement added that the installed CCTV devices apart from capturing all activities at the public and private institutions must also have data storage hardware and data stored therein should be made available to security agencies whenever it is required.

“That public and private institutions shall employ and maintain well-trained security personnel who shall handle the entry and exit points to their various facilities and premises.

“That this Executive Order shall be enforced by all security agencies particularly the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) and the Department of State Security Services (DSS).”