$470 Million Dollar Nigerian CCTV Project Abandoned...

Twice predicted by IPVM...

The CCTV officially called the National Public Security Project (NPSCSP) was initiated by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s administration in 2010 and taken over by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan shortly after it was to be funded from a $470 Million credit facility from the EXIM Bank of China with a 3% interest payable in 10 years.

The Federal Government made an initial payment of 15% amounting to $70.5 Million, thereafter, 1000 units of the CCTV were installed in Lagos and Abuja, but none has worked since they were installed. The Project was abandoned three years after execution and the cameras are now ghosts of themselves or rather a mere decoration within the city. The project was to generate voice, video and data using the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology to tackle terrorism, armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes. It was supposed to operate through two main switch centers with 12 Base Station Controllers and about 600 Base Training Station sites with central control unit at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja. - PoliticoNG

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