“Gov’t should build CCTV cameras, not individuals”

The South-East coordinator of All Citizens’ Action Movement and founder of Grassroots Movement for Social Change, Nze Kanayo Chukwumezie, Wednesday, in Abuja, tasked governments to build close circuit television cameras to ensure sustained security in the country instead of living it to individuals.

Speaking with newsmen on the current security situations in the country and difficulties security agencies encounter in unraveling some crimes, Kanayo, a governorship aspirant in Anambra State, said CCTV cameras could be the lasting solution, but regretted inherent power problems in the country as well as lack of commitment on the part of governments at all levels to deliver on security issues.

Mr. Chukwumezie said, “Security is a serious business to be shifted to private companies. Government should take the initiative based on the huge security votes the president and our governors collect monthly, and the huge sums budgeted annually for security.”

According to him, “CCTV cameras need electricity to work which unfortunately is epileptic in our country. The private sector is over taxed, and carrying the burden of generating their own power, water, education, healthcare etc will be too much on them. Shifting extra security costs gradually to them in any guise shows how insensitive our government is to the plight of the private sector. They already have in their payroll private security guards and pay for armed security in their premises.”

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