Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State inaugurated the ‘Live Camera Update’ Project at the premises of Lagos Traffic Radio 96.1fm on Thursday. The project, located at Radio House on Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, aims to provide timely, accurate, and real-time traffic information to the public.
In his address, Governor Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi, highlighted the administration’s commitment to leveraging state-of-the-art technology to enhance efficiency in government operations and service delivery. He praised the Management and Staff of Lagos Traffic Radio for their dedication to providing accurate travel information and urged them to maximise the potential of the new technological innovation.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, stressed that the ‘Live Camera Update’ would significantly assist commuters in planning their journeys and reduce travel time. This system will cover more than 300 roads and highways in the state and aligns with the Lagos Smart City project, contributing to the betterment and growth of Lagos.
In his goodwill message, Commissioner for Innovation, Science, and Technology, Tunbosun Alake, represented by Adeyinka Sorungbe, a Director in the Ministry, pledged continued support for the station and the installation of additional cameras across the state. This initiative aligns with the state government’s T.H.E.M.E.S Plus agenda for efficient traffic management.
General Manager of Lagos Traffic Radio, Tayo Akanle, expressed appreciation for Governor Sanwo-Olu’s support and the cooperation of other stakeholders, including the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Ministry of Innovation Science and Technology, Ministry of Transportation, and Parastatals Monitoring Office.
The event was attended by various dignitaries, including the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Olumide Sogunle; Permanent Secretary of Parastatals Monitoring Office, Dr. Aina Ayoola Olugbenga; and other representatives from government offices and affiliated radio stations.