Ajimobi Wants To Install CCTV Across Ibadan
Oyo state governor, Mr Isiaka Ajimobi hosted the United States (U.S) Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington on Monday.
What came out of the meeting seems more like an attempt to impress the oyinbo man.
First, he noted that the state, hitherto known for violence and brigandage, changed its course when his administration came in in 2011.
But he forgot to add that most of the violence in the state was caused by politicians.
Now his next move is to install CCTV cameras at strategic locations known to be red spots or crisis-prone for close monitoring of the state.
The move, the governor said, would place Oyo among the league of states and communities under the “safe city project”.
There is not much to say about this than to remind the governor that most of Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo state is without regular electricity.
Many of the few existing streetlights are not even powered. So what will these cameras see?
Plus are there streetlights in the so-called red spots?
These questions beg to be answered and would determine just how much result the CCTV installation project would yield.