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The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced public hearing on eight (8) bills referred to Committee on Interior. The bills seek to improve on prisons reforms, security measures that encourage lawful immigration and secure Nigeria borders among others.

Chairman of the committee, Rep. Adams Jagaba in his opening speech, said that the amendment of the bill was apt in view of the security challenges confronting the country.

One of the Bills to empower Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to control Close Circuit Televisions (CCTV) in the country seeks to amend the NSCDC Act 2003 to provide guidance for the enforcement of security measures through the requirement for installation and management of CCTVs.

Making his submission before members of the House Committee on Interior, in Abuja, Deputy Comptroller-General, NSCDC, Andekin Musa, commended the initiative to amend the existing Act.

According to him, the extant law is devoid of any provision catering for installation and management of CCTV in the country.

“The amendment is broad enough to cater for related matters on the installation, use and management of the CCTV,’’ Musa said.

Jagaba said that the amendment would also strengthen synergy between NSCDC and other security agencies, particularly in sharing critical information needed in the fight against insecurity

“The overarching interest of these bills seek to protect and prioritize Nigerian citizens from internal and external forces that could jeopardize their well being and freedom”.

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