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Lagos Announces Free-wifi Installation Plan For Public Schools, Bus Terminals

Lagos State Government has disclosed plans to install free-wifi in

public schools and bus terminals, basically to aide accessibility to

information in the state. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahm, who disclosed the plan at ongoing ministerial press briefing held in Ikeja, yesterday, added that the provision would serve as another avenue for residents to enhance social activities.

He said: “We have provided free-wifi in three parks, Ndubuisi Kanu

and Johnson, Jakande Tinubu Parks in Ikeja and Muri-Okunola part

in Victoria Island. Aside this, we will be providing free-wifi in public

schools. “Also, we will be providing additional free-wifi acdcess at

bus terminals and several parks and garden in the state.

“The projects represent a quick win for the state government towards the vision of making Lagos a smart city,” the commissioner added.

According to him, Smart City, a comprehensive programme that

seeks to provide a 24-hour driven economy which would allow

companies to operate in a safe and secure environment thereby

creating more jobs and increase Gross Domestic Product, GDP of

the state.

However, Fahm hinted that no fewer than four million residents

had been captured under ongoing Lagos State Resident

Registration Agency, LASRRA.

The commissioner explained that information “gathered from the

registration is use to embark on planning and allocation of

resources in the state.”

On effort to increase number captured, he stated that efforts had

been strengthened to ensure more residents are registered. The

commissioner assured that plans to deploy additional 10,000 High

Definition (HD) CCTV cameras across the State, to boost security,

transportation and infrastructure in the state.

“The security component will deploy thousands of surveillance

CCTV cameras through the length and breadth of the State. The

transportation component focuses on Intelligent Transport Service

(ITS) and the connectivity component with provision of a metro

fibre network through a major Internet Service Provider (IPS) that

will eventually lead connectivity to various homes, offices and

institutions in the State,” Fahm said.

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