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The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bionomics Nigeria Ltd, an indigenous technology company to install 1000 Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTV) cameras in the university to help improve the security situation on campus.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Charles Igwe in a remark on Friday in Nsukka during the MOU signing ceremony said that the CCTV cameras that would be mounted on entrance and exit gates and other strategic locations is to ensure adequate security.
Igwe said that the cameras would also be installed in the other two campuses of the university, which are, University of Nigeria Enugu campus (UNEC) and College of medicine Ituku-Ozalla to help the university security department monitor happenings, dictate and
expose any criminal activity in and around the university campuses.
‘The signing of this MoU markes a new chapter in the security architecture of university of Nigeria.
‘When this project is completed every happening and illegal activity will be monitored and exposed.
‘The CCTV will go a long way to help the university security to ensure adequate security 24 hours,’ he said.
The VC commended the Bionomics Managing Director Mr Ugochukwu Onyedika for choosing UNN for the project and pledged the necessary support of the university to ensure that the project was realised at the agreed time.
Speaking, Mr. Onyedika, the Managing Director of the Bionomics Nigeria Ltd said that the signing of the MoU was to enable his organization to install CCTV cameras in the university which would help them in security management.
According to him, ‘by the memorandum of understanding we signed with the UNN management today, we have been empowered to install 1000 closed circuit televisions cameras in the three campuses of the University of Nigeria starting from Nsukka main campus.
‘This CCTV cameras when installed would help the University to monitor happenings in the campuses.
‘Once there is any incident, all the security personnel needs to do is to play back what the camera have recorded and have a clue to what happened.
‘UNN as first indigenous university in Nigeria has a very rich and diverse culture and that is why we are starting our partnership first with them as we intend to take it to other universities across the country as an essential part of national security,’ he said.
The MD who said that men with gun can not provide security anymore stressed that ‘they will compliment cameras that can not be bribed, can not be negotiated with, that will not sleep or slumber and will always be available.’
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