…lauds governor over CCTV Executive Order
For Presidential aspirant and convener of the #YesWeFit revolutionary movement, Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese has lauded the newest executive order issued by governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, compelling public and private institutions within the state to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) in their premises.
Ikubese, who is a medical doctor applauded the governor through a statement made available to Nigerian Cable News Online on Sunday.
He also urged the governor to encourage residents of Ondo state to procure licensed ammunitions for the defence of their homes.
“I applaud His Excellency, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, the Executive Governor of Ondo State for signing an Executive Order for the compulsory installation and use of CCTV devices in all public and private institutions in the state as part of the measures to curtail the increased spate of insecurity in the country.”
“I urge Mr Governor to also see that the state government installs CCTV cameras on our highways and roads across the state”
“Next will be to encourage residents of Ondo state to procure licensed ammunitions for the defence of their abode.”
“Nothing deters banditry like knowing that the neighborhood is under CCTV surveillance and the potential victims are themselves armed” he added.
Akeredolu has signed an Executive Order for the compulsory installation and use of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) devices in all public and private institutions in the state.
According to a statement signed by, Mr. Richard Olatunde, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Saturday, This becomes imperative in the light of the increased spate of insecurity in the country and the need to ensure security of lives and properties in all public and private institutions and centres throughout the state.
The executive order, he said shall be enforced at all religious places of worship, financial institutions (of all kinds), event centres, supermarkets, educational institutions (Schools), Hotels/Motels, Guest House, inns, Restaurants, Clinics and Health Centres, eateries (of all kinds), recreation or vehicular parks and other places regularly used by the public.
“Pursuant to Section 176 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which vests in the Governor of Ondo State the Chief Executive powers of the state, the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, hereby issues the following Executive Orders:”
“i. That the owners, occupiers, managers and operators of public/private institutions within Ondo State shall mandatorily install, use and maintain CCTV devices and other secret cameras to monitor and keep surveillance on the daily activities in their premises and especially monitor the ingress and egress of people/vehicles at the said places, venues and centres.”
“ii. That the installed CCTV devices apart from capturing all activities at the public/private institutions must also have data storage hardware and data stored therein should be made available to security agencies whenever it is required.
iii. That public/private institutions shall employ and maintain well-trained security personnel who shall man the entry and exit points to their various facilities/premises.
iv. That where necessary, the owners and occupiers of public/private institutions shall erect a well fortified perimeter fence with a security post at the entry and exit points.”
“v. That this Executive Order shall be enforced by all security agencies particularly the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) and the Department of State Security Services (DSS).
vi. That violators of this Executive Order shall be prosecuted in accordance with Section 203 of the Criminal Code (Cap. 37) Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria.” He said.