The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced plans to get law enforcement officers in the state to use body cameras.
According to the Lagos Governor, law enforcement officers will be trained on the usage of the gadget, and the training will be conducted by the Lagos state Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI).
Sanwo-Olu said: “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.
“I am hopeful that all officers will optimise the cameras that will be assigned to them for the furtherance of justice and improvement of the law enforcement process. Our government will continue to prioritise the welfare of our law enforcement officers whose pivotal efforts we acknowledge in the entrenchment of a safe city.”