The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde today. 18th of June, 2020, has recommissioned the State’s Security Control Room located at the Oyo State Security Trust Fund HQ, in Onireke, Jericho, Ibadan, OYOGist.com reports.
The Security Control Room was initiated by the former government of Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi. During his campaign trail, Engr Seyi Makinde had then said that he was going to scrap the project because he felt it was a white elephant project.
“For those familiar with my statements during my campaign trail, you’ll recall that I was going to scrap this entire architecture because then it was like a white elephant project,” Governor Seyi Makinde said on Thursday.
“But I was convinced to give it another shot and today we have been rewarded with a functional centre,” the governor added.
The Governor revealed that the significant cost of running the system, which includes a N3.5 million monthly Internet subscription cost, and a trial version cost as well as other licencing fees attributed to the program have been srapped.
“The entire system has been reconfigured so that we no longer need to pay internet access fees of N3.5 million/month. Also we have acquired the license for the software for life so we no longer need to run the trial version we met. This facility now wholly belongs to Oyo State,” Governor Seyi Makinde said on Twitter.
The entire system has been reconfigured so that we no longer need to pay internet access fees of N3.5 million/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. pic.twitter.com/iWz3AYld0p
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) June 18, 2020
The Governor also announced that the facility has been expanded to include features that allows the state’s security operatives to work from the Security Control Room.
The security operatives that can work from there include the police and the civil defense.
The Security Control Room would give the security operatives the ability to monitor the border areas of the state, including the Lagos-Ibadan Express Road and the Asejire axis.
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The system has been equipped with the ability to capture movements of vehicles, human traffic and the ability to also capture vehicle number plates.
New built-in functions would also allow civilians to log on to the Oyo State government website and report a crime, giving security operatives the ability to monitor the location of complainants with visuals in real-time.
This revamp in the State’s Security Control Room now beefs up the security of Oyo State and would bring down the crime rate in the state while reducing the job of security operatives in tracking reported crimes.
See photos from the recommissioning of the Oyo State Security Control Room by Governor Seyi Makinde below: